Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
Won't drain or spin. just keeps washing cloths
Generally this is caused from a bad timer motor. The timer motor makes the washer advance through the different cycles. Replacing the timer should fix your problem.
Posted on Jan 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I will assume you are taking dc or UC errors to the display in spin cycle. Just need the first two digits of your machine serial number, ie. 10,12,16 etc. That information is located on the right back side of the machine console. If you are taking those errors I recommend removing the clutch inspecting the clutch roller bearings and clutch spring. There is a test to perform for the Tub Displacement Sensor that we could check first but 10 times out of 10… so far it’s the clutch. Most of the time a cleanup with WD-40 and re-lube of the clutch bearings with some light bearing grease will get you back in service. If the clutch bearings are rusted up beyond clean up or the clutch spring is broken then a clutch replacement will be required. I recommend this clutch as a replacement. I put that clutch in my machine (1st two digits of my s/n are 16) just to make sure it would work, my original clutch was cleaned up with WD-40 alone and worked as the day delivered on 7/05. Take a look and read thru the post in the link below. In that post I go thru a step by step process to replace the clutch (comment of 3/18). I can also offer some phone support no charge; I'm a DIY'er owner of the machine. I believe the repair cost (from previous post on this forum) to replace the clutch and labor will be around $300 if you don't DIY the repair/maintenance for this issue. Most of the clutch malfunctions are resolved with the clutch maintenance. Anyone can do this with only basic mechanical skill sets. If you can change the spark plug on a lawnmower you can deal with this, the work area is just tight. Here are some folks that had positive results with this maintenance. Unfortunately I feel many of these machines end up at the curb for bulk trash pickup when a $10 fix for some WD-40 a squirt of bearing grease or worse case a $50-$60 new clutch replacement. Good Luck and let me know if you need additional support, Rich.
Here are some folks that did this maintenance with positive results.
Positive Fix 1/18
Positive Fix 3/4
Positive Fix 3/4 different Forum
Solution #4 posted on Mar 17, 2009
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
I see someone has same problem on another Whirlpool model.
The washer goes through the regular motions until it is ready to drain/spin and then it stops. I have reset the dial & it starts up again until it gets to drain/spin cycle. I've tried opening & closing the door. Nothing, it keeps stopping at the drain/spin.
I fiddled around after reading about the plunger on the lid and the lid switch. I am guessing that it is the lid switch? but not sure if that is what the part is called but here is how I get the machine to work. I propped a screw driver into the slot where the plunger would go and the screwdriver pushes against something & the machine works fine. But if I close the lid without the screwdriver in place, the plunger does not start the machine. I notice tiny clicking noises in the machine when using the screwdriver (probably always does it but never heard it with lid down) to as the machine goes from wash to drain/spin mode. I just had a repairman replace coupling ($96.00) 5 months ago.I am hoping that this repair is something minor and I can do it myself. a diagram would be very helpful if available. Thanks in advance. Y'all told me my problem last time in a matter of minutes. You do a great service!
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
the washer needs to have the lid closed to go into spin cycle the lid switch is broken just replace it and that will fix it
Posted on Apr 03, 2010
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