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I have a kenmore 60 series heavy duty washer machine. Model series 13621. I know this thing is older then dirt but it was working great until the other day. Now it wont change cycles by itself and tge spin cycle wont work on cotton/sturdy but works on all other cycles. So right now were changing the cycles by hand but its obviously a pain. Any help would be greatly apprecited.

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Do you see any other model numbers? I don't get any results for the one you posted.

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SOURCE: washer make a grinding noise in the spin cycle; barrel does not spin in spin cycle

check the transmission out or it can be a clutch problem

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SOURCE: kenmore heavy duty 70 series washer

put a new timer in it

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SOURCE: Spin cycle not working properly, clothes still wet!!!!

When the clothes are wet at the end of a cycle, check these:
Motor coupler Totest the motor coupler, re-start the washer in its spin cycle. Let themachine run for a minute, and then open the lid and notice whether thetub is spinning:

  • If it's spinning when you lift the lid, the coupler is fine.


  • Ifit isn't spinning--and your machine was produced by Whirlpool®--you mayhave a broken coupler. Many Whirlpool-made washers use a small,relatively inexpensive device called a motor coupling. Thisplastic-and-rubber component is mounted to the shaft of the motor onone side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the couplerwears out and fails. When that happens, you need to replace itcompletely.


Spin cycle Ifthe washer doesn't reach its proper spin speed, the clothes may be toowet at the end of a cycle. Check to be sure the load is properlybalanced and run a spin cycle again. If the clothes are still wet, youmay have a worn or loose belt (Maytag®), a worn clutch (GE®/Hotpoint®),or a worn motor pulley or tub bearing. Replace the applicablecomponent.

Alternatively, there could be clothes caughtbetween the inner and outer tubs. Read the "It spins but won't pump"section of the "It won't drain" section. Also, there could be otherthings that cause friction on the drive train. Seek the assistance of aqualified appliance repair technician.

Siphoning Ifthe water that pumps from the machine goes right back into the machineafter the spin cycle, it may be because your washer is siphoning thewater from a laundry tub with a slow drain, back into the washer. Tryto improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is there something stuckin the drain?) Also, be sure the drain hose doesn't reach more thanabout 4 inches into the laundry tub. If it does, cut off the excess.

Water-inlet valve Water-inletvalves eventually fail. One problem that may develop with a water-inletvalve is that it can no longer completely shut off when the electricityis turned off to it. Then, the valve may leak and drip water into theclothes tub--you may notice that your washer has water in it when youhaven't used it for a few days. To fix this, replace the valve.
More information can be found here:
http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_11_1.asp#Level1_12

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SOURCE: washer stops at the spin cycle and won't drain

check your lidswitch. do you hear it clicking when you raise and lower the lid.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite spin cycle squeals

The clutch/transmission has failed.

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