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Kenmore 70 series wont spin out

Washer goes through complete wash agitate and pump out but will not spin -------if you rotate timer to spin again it does spin out

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  • g4smith Jan 30, 2009

    washer goes through complete cycle wash-agitate-rinse agitate and pumps out water but will not spin out(rotate knob to spin then will spin out)

  • g4smith Jan 30, 2009

    might believe a timer switch (9) because if you rotate knob to spin it spins all the time-but not through a regular cycle

  • g4smith Jan 30, 2009

    even with no load will not spin through regular cyle but if switch (knob) is turned to spin then will spin

  • g4smith Jan 30, 2009

    will spin if switch(knob) is turned to spin but not if run through complete cycle

  • g4smith Jan 30, 2009

    why does the motor work when turned to spin and not through a complete cycle

  • g4smith Feb 01, 2009

    yes it was the (timer) would not let transmission engage properly for spin out, thanks exspensive timer $130.00

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The timer swithch is faulty and you will have to replace this switch .as the timer is faulty its not getting spin exactly.its a common problem.that the timer switch goes faulty and the washer stops spin as usually. thanks. please do rate the solution.

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Welcome to Fixya! The Problem is a Bad Timer. You can locate a New Timer By doing a General Search for Appliance Repair Parts on the Internet. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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Sounds like maybe the brake on the trans-I've heard there's a kit to rebuild them but never found one. if it's just sticking you might get away with oiling it-see if you can get some in there without taking anything apart-but just like a 10 speed bike, dont get it on the brake surface.
if it isnt the brake it's prob the trans-wether it's worth a new one is your call

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That would be the timer switch. If it runs when you put it on a certain cycle, then your motor is good. The problem is in the switch

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    Nate Stansfield Jan 30, 2009

    After looking at your manual, I would suggest looking for a clog in the drain or filter. and replacing the timer

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Jan 30, 2009

    these unit did have a timer issue

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Feb 01, 2009

    NEED TO REPLACE TIMER

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Sounds like it is getting sensing out of balance which will shut unit down. then opening and shutting the lid will reset. I would first check to make sure suspension spreng is not broken. There will be 3 suspension springs and 1 counterweight spring.
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=2477.0

click the link above. It sounds like your lid switch may be broken. This is a repair you can do yourself. To check this look for the little tab that hangs off your lid. This tab will enter a hole in the top of the washer. You should not be able to see into the hole where the tab on the lid goes into. Sometimes where the screws hole the switch to the machine will break the plastic around the switch. This will cause the switch to hang too low.
Or the lever itself may have completely broken off. In some cases the tab on the lid may have broken off.

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  • mrrightt Jan 30, 2009

    yes it can be the timer switchyou can get the required parts from 
    www.repairclinic.com
    thanks.

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You need to replace the timer so it will work correctly

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What is the full model #??

Sounds like just a defective timer.

Please post more info so i can be more specific as to the part # you need to replace.

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    You'll need the full model# when you contact sears parts for a replacement.

    They will also be able to provide you with a blowup diagram and identify the exact part you need.



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To me it sounds like the spin motor is out of it. If it is still under warranty take it back or call Kenmore for assistance for that.

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  • Aron Jan 30, 2009

    Wait, at first you said it didn't work on spin. If it doesn't it's because the motor just takes up too much to do that.

  • Aron Jan 30, 2009

    You just need to call Kenmore.

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Check Motor coupling. located under tub above motor.

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There is a locking coupler on the Kenmore washing machines that locks when it kicks into spinning cycle. Try and run it without any clothes in it, it will probably spin. It will be slow starting, but it will probably spin.

The coupler is located down by the motor and is three pieces. They made it out of plastic, and while it typically holds up very well, they do break.

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    Rylee Smith Jan 30, 2009

    Yes i think then its the timer switch that has gone bad. And, timer switches can't be repaired but only replaced. If you want to buy a new one go to this link.



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    Rylee Smith Jan 30, 2009

    Your timer, that has the bad connection. These items can be expensive so before buying a new timer just check for the connections.

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    Rylee Smith Jan 30, 2009

    Also, try tightening the lid hinge screws. The hinge on the left side works the lid switch. The lid switch only comes into play during the spin cycle. The machine will agitate with the lid up but not spin.



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Quick tips....Slow or no spin....

  1. Lid open.
  2. Lid switch defective. ( Very Common problem )
  3. Lid switch disconnect plug open/burnt.
  4. Clothes between basket and outer tank.
  5. Lint filter caught between the wash basket and outer holding tank.
  6. Wiring harness.
  7. Bad motor capacitor ( How to check )
  8. Weak clutch.
  9. Timer switches. ( possible not allowing the pause required for the transmission to set up to spin )
  10. Motor.
  11. Cam driver on basket drive broken or basket drive weak.
  12. Spin tube.
  13. Notches in drive block worn out and not engaging basket drive shaft.
  14. Broken motor coupling. See Replacing Motor Coupler Page
  15. Read a bit on how the washer works as well.
for more details with diagrams just click the link below
http://www.applianceaid.com/direct-nospin.html

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It doesn't pump or spin If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:

  • If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt.


  • If the motor isn't running, the lid switch may be defective. If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.


It pumps, but doesn't spin If your washer pumps out the water but doesn't spin, check these:

  • The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.


  • The motor coupler may be broken. Many Whirlpool®-manufactured washers use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. You may need to replace it.


  • A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)


  • The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may use a clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the unit from spinning well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.


  • The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.


  • The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.


  • The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.


It spins only with the lid closed For safety, washing machines are made so that they spin only with the lid closed. The lid switch prevents the spinning action when the lid is up.

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