Question about Washing Machines
So a few days ago my washer just stopped mid cycle and will not drain or do a final spin. I did some looking and it said to check the pump and drain hoses. so I took it apart and checked the hoses and pump for ant ojects in the way. It appeared to be clear. It was making a humming noise for a little while then stopped and now it just doesnt do anything on any of the cycles ie* perm press delicate. It will only fill and agitate. Please help i really need my washer! Oh also i read it could be the lid switch?
Yes, you can check the LID switch as it needs to activate the program to move forward. If the water fills up and there is no wash cycle, check if the motor hums, if so check the capacitor, check the friction on the spindle/drum. If the spindle does not agitate with movement the assembly must be reset.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
SOURCE: wont drain
I am a retired engineer of 20 years and the problem is the pump, remove plug from wall,drain the machine by hand first, remove the bottom back of the machine and test the 2 connectors on the pump for a circuit with a multimeter assuming you have the ability, an open circuit means a new pump is wanted, it may also be blocked / remove and clean out all bottom pipes and check inside pump for rotating impeller movement, it must be free to spin, if readings on meter are fine, build up and try again, work with safety, water and electric don't mix, also it may be that a wire has come off, check that first sorry,
Posted on Sep 09, 2007
Washer has a motor coupler linking motor to transmission. If this motor coupler is broken or has rounded out where it engages the motor and/or transmission gear it will only fill and drain. You can view this coupler by leaning washer back against the wall & looking underneath with a flashlight. There may be a sound dampener panel on the bottom that you have to remove to see it. It is two pieces of white plastic with a rubber grommet in the middle.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
SOURCE: No Spin No Drain
Lid switch is most likely the problem, if lid switch is visible under lid on right side then this is older design and common problem switch.
if you have console frame covers on front sides, snap off from top, a screw is at bottom front corners of console, remove and pull console forward and fold back. If lid swich is hidden then you will see it at left on top of cabinet with console folded back. a 5/16 screw holds a green ground wire to cab. remove and switch will unclip with lid up. If lid switch was visible under lid then you need to remove 2 brass clips holding cabinet on top of base to back, pry with screwdriver to unclip. undo harness connection on cabinet top, this is your lid switch connection. sw body is held by 2 phillips screws, harness tube held by clips on underside of cabinet top. ground wire with 5/16 screw present at sw body. New versions of this switch have metel shield attached.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
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