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Washer agitates, drains OK, but spin doesn't start

OK you washing machine genius folks, here's my problem:

Kenmore Series 70 Washing Machine (Top Loader)

Washes, agitates, drains, but when the spin cycle tries to start, I hear the motor engage, but it won't start spinning...until I open the lid, and close it again. Then, no problem.

Switch? Motor Coupling? Help!

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  • dlb94061 Feb 09, 2009

    OK, yeah, the thing isn't exactly ruining our lives...but having to go in and start the spin cycle every load kinda...well...um...sucks. ;-)

  • dlb94061 Feb 09, 2009

    Bump. Solutions to the top 4 current unanswered questions are easily available in previous solutions.

    AHEM. Come on, folks, this should be easy for anyone claiming to be an expert....


  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    Exactly the same problem as described above. I guess I'll get a timer or find another washer on craigs list.
     
    thanks

  • rotorx7tt May 11, 2010

    not the switch if the motor continues to run, not the motor coupling if it is agitating. does it spin while it is in the rinse cycle? im thinking clutch or gear case prob.....

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Timer is defective. Your unit has a netural drain. When finished agitating, the shuts down and then starts up reversing to drain and spin. On the initial reverse start, the water drains without the transmission spinning. After a timed period 3-4 minutes, the timer is supposed to pause, stopping the motor for a few seconds. When the motor stops again, the transmission shift to the spin cycle and when the timer resumes power tothe motor it should spin. You are doing the same thing when you lift the lid...stopping the timer and then the tranny shifts and when you set the lid down, the washer spins. Replace the timer.......

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    cherie king Feb 27, 2014

    I am read you post trying to find a solution to my washer problem my washer fills drains but will not agitate or spin it appears the lid switch is good and the coupler is good. what do yu think the problems is?

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