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My washer will not spin but i am getting a buzzing sound like its trying to work i dont think its the lid switch then

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  • georgechr152 Jan 16, 2009

    oh its kenmore 90 series washer

  • mehmoodc Jan 17, 2009

    I have model 110.82673110, stylemaster 909209. I have the exact same problem. This happened last saturday. The washer seems to agitate in the wash cycle, drains, spins just before the rinse cycle, fills water, rinses, drains and then in the final spin cycle it is buzzing but does not spin. I don't think it is the lid switch as I tested the lid switch by pushing it with a pen and it stops water draining and also buzzes (when done with the door open). I heard it could be some coupler but do not know how to find that or fix. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  • acable Apr 22, 2009

    I'm not entirely sure what is wrong with my washer, but its the same machine, the Kenmore Stlyemaster 909209. I was doing a medium load and somewhere in or after the rinse cycle the machine refused to spin. There was a load buzz type sound and the washer had sopping wet clothes in it. It drained, but then stopped and buzzed. I've read a couple different DIY repair sites on this washer, but am wondering whether it's the timer or coupler that is bad and the best way to troubleshoot to figure out what the problem is.

    Thanks a ton for any help!

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It most likely is the coupler. It is located between the motor and the transmission. It is an easy repair and only costs around 20 dollars. To change it out simply unplug the washer and tip it back so you can work under it. The first thing you will see is the pump. Take off the two clamps with a flat head screw driver and move it to the side. Do not take off the hoses unless you want water everywhere. Next you will see the motor. The motor is held up by two clamps. The clamps have 2 screws in each one. Remove the screws and with your flat head pop off the clamps. Make sure you hold the motor cause when you take off that first clamp the motor will drop. The motor coupling will come off with it. Put your new one on, (it only goes on one way) and put everything back together again. You will be up and running good as new in no time again. Let me know if you have any other questions and let me know if this was helpful. Good luck and glad to help.

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