Question about Washing Machines
Hi My Kenmore 70 series washer spins and drains but wont agitate...we've checked the lid switch and couplers but these dont appear to be the problem. Could it be the motor or transmission?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Kenmore Series 70 Model # 110.82873120 washer quit working druring a wash. It won't drain, spin or agitate and makes a slight buzzing noise. I have checked the coupler and it appears to be fine. A
Look for a blown capacitor if the other components are all fine.
Posted on Jul 10, 2012
SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series won't spin
If it is draining then the motor is turning the pump so it is ok.
This washer has no belt so that is not the problem.
Remove the cabinet and bypass the lid switch wires and put into a spin. Watch the clutch to see if it is turning. If the clutch housing is not turning and you know for sure the coupler is not broken then you need a new transmission. If the clutch housing is turning but the basket is not spinning you have something binding the basket or you need a new basket drive and clutch.
If you have only looked at the coupler from underneath you may not be able to tell if it is broken in the center. If it is broken again your transmission is not staying in neutral drain until the water is drained. That means it is going into spin with full load of clothes and water. This puts a lot of pressure on the coupler and causes them to fail prematurely. If this is the case you will need a new transmission.
Post back if you have any questions.
Posted on Nov 05, 2007
Yes sir, a bad motor coupler could cause the machine not to spin. You did the right thing in checking out the lid switch and the pump first. It sounds as if the motor coupling is worn and may be slipping. I will attach a link to a video that may assist you. Hope this helps and best wishes.
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
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