Series 90 washer,replaced coupling , now motor is getting hot !
Thanks in advance for your help replacing motor coupling , but evidently i have something else wrong as well. replaced coupling , reassembled, ran through cycles , hard sounding when engaging gears,and could smell motor getting hot. dissembled, seems to be slack in shaft, as well as easy then hard to turn areas. could you give me any trouble shooting advice ? again thanks in advance gaylon wilson
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does it agitate???. if it does not then you need the motor coupling. you need to remove the cabinet, yes, I said the cabinet, remove the pump,motor and you got to the coupling. replace all part in kit. reassemble and test. go to the website of sears parts WITH THE COMPLETE MODEL. and get the part. model starts like 110.xxxxxxxxxxx
What made you replace the motor? Sounds also like a transmission problem. You motor reversing in spin but gears for agitate stripped in gearbox. Double check motor/coupling alignment. Pull the motor back off and turn the gearbox drive shaft both directions. One direction makes the basket turn, the other direction makes the agitator turn. If the agitator does not move, the gear case is bad.
Hello I'm afraid you didnt find a belt but maybe a piece of the coupling. Here are detailed instructions on replacing a coupling:
from the limited information this sounds like it's going to be a broken coupling. Kenmores are usually direct drive machines made by whirlpool, this means they don't have a belt. Instead the transmission is connected directly to the motor via a coupling. This is what a coupling looks like: To confirm this pull the machine forward enough that you can lean it back and it will stand back under it's own weight. Wedge something underneath the chasis so it does not fall on you while your accessing the bottom. Go under the Machine and locate the motor, You will see the pump connected to the motor connected to the transmission.
1. Unplug the wire harness from the motor then.
2. Use a screw driver remove the 2 clips holding the pump in place and remove or push the pump out of the way.
3. You will need to remove the 2 screws from the brackets holding the Motor in place with a nut driver.
4. With a screwdriver remove the 2 clips holding the motor in place (be carefull to support the motor as the clips comes off)
5. remove the motor and drop it onto the floor. Now you will see the coupling..one side on the motor the other side on the transmission the rubber connector in between. Replace the coupling if broken or worn and reassemble the washer in reverse order. Now you should be all set. Be aware you may smell rubber on the first couple loads this is normal after replacing a coupling. Good Luck!! if you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Mike
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You definitely have a broken motor coupling. This is the piece that connects the motor to the trasmission. The pump is connected directly to the motor on the other side opposite of the coupler. When they break, the water will drain but the washer will not spin.