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Kenmore washer My washing machine is not spinning the clothes dry, made a whining noise, thought maybe a belt going, not sure, I cant find my manual..was a gradual thing, I thought maybe washer got overloaded, so made the loads smaller and now it barely spins at all, enough so I have to wring clothes out when its done...

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  • Drackula2000 Nov 17, 2007

    i am having the same problem and im in the disassembly process however i am trying to remove the drum from the washer and cant get past taking the agitator off could you give me a simple way to do this? any help you could give would be much appreaciated

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    washer not spinning fast enough.
    clothes are still wet when finished spinning.

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    I have the same problem.. My machine spins but not fast enough to dry clothes. I did notice that there is oil splattered below the tub and gearcase and was not sure were it was coming from?

  • tlhamp0 Jun 14, 2008

    i'd have almost the same problem it whines through all the cycles and i'd can't figure out what wtong with it if any od you can tell what it is i'd appreciate it it get louder during the spin cycle

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    I have the same problem but it seems to be intermitent. Should I suspect the same as listed above?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    washing machine isn't spinning enough water out so it takes 2-3 times as long to dry clothes

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    We using nord language on washing mashine so it's difficult to understand. On the screen we're seeing "pump ..." Maybe wring is blocked?

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If your washer is not spinning fast enough, or barely spinning at all, this is usually a symptom of any one or all of the following: 1. Bad gearcase (transmission). 2. Bad basket drive, with which the transmission couples to under the agitator. 3. Bad clutch/brake assembly. Which mounts on top of the gearcase under the basket drive. Usually a tell tale sign of a gearcase beginning to fail is the sign of an amber colored oil coated under the washer or inside the casing. I said, "usually". It doesn't always happen, but if you notice any signs of oil, the gearcase is shot. The basket drive and clutch assemblies are harder to diagnose and require some disassembly of the washer and the removal of the gearcase to inspect. Let me know if this helps.

Posted on Aug 02, 2007

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    Jeff Rockwell Aug 03, 2007

    If you're going to rate my advice as "Not Helpful", it would be nice to know what you have done so far, so that I may try to assist you better. I work on these machines all the time, and have repaired many different problems with them. The advice I gave you is a "best guess solution" based on the symptoms you gave. It's often hard to determine a cause without being there, and not knowing more than the initial symptoms. Let me know if I can still help.

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