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My Kenmore 80 series washer won't agitate but it will spin. I have replaced a coupler before, but this problem seems different. Any help?

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  • sg88 Feb 18, 2009

    Thanks for responding. I checked the lid switch. The "lid strike" is still there and makes contact. The screws are tight. Is there any way to know for sure if this is the problem? The model number is 110 20852 990. It started making a loud clicking sound when it should have been agitating and it was just spinning slowly. It will go into a complete spin and drain. What do you think?

  • sg88 Feb 18, 2009

    Thank you so much. I believe there has been something leaking. I'll check it a little further, but it sounds like it is probably the gearcase. You have been very helpful. I'm glad there are still people around willing to help. THANKS!!

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I have the same problem with mine.. Did the gearbox change fix it?

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This problem is commonly attributed to a lid switch malfunction. If the model number you have this listed under is correct, the lid switch is mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If your washer is not configured in this manner, please post back with your COMPLETE model number (located along the tub rim under the lid) so I can confirm how your washer IS configured.

A replacement lid switch can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com, repairclinic.com or appliancepartspros.com. All three sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all three for the best price. For instructions on how to replace a lid switch, you can refer to my profile and look under my "Tips and Tricks" for links for Replacing a Lid Switch. If you still need assistance, please contact me and let me know.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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    Jeff Rockwell Feb 18, 2009

    Thank you for posting your model number. This makes it much easier to diagnose. Confirm your coupler is not cracked or broken again. Sometimes they crack or part of it shears off and will still engage. When you replaced it before, did you replace it with a coupler that has a steel grommet in the center. These are the new improved couplers that resist breakage (not break proof, just resist breaking better). The part number is 285753A.



    If the coupler or bushing is not damaged, you may have a gearcase (transmission) failure. A tale-tell sign of a gearcase going bad is an amber colored oil leaking out of it, and/or a grinding sound. The slow spin is another sign. If you determine the gearcase is faulty, this is still a simple repair if you wish to attempt. The part number is 3360629 and can be purchased at appliancepartspros for a about $143. You can find step-by-step instructions on how to replace the gearcase under my profile in my "Tips and Tricks" section.



    If you still have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know.

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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series won't spin

Some models will agitiate for a couple of minutes even with the lid open. Try listening when you close the lid for a "click". If it is missing you may have a bad lid switch.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 90 series washer, wont spin, coupler?

my washer wouldn't spin or drain and it was a baby sock stuck in the pump! unplug everything and then take the hoses off and look in the pump! hope this helps!

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: I just replaced the transmission on my Kenmore 80. No agitation

your motor turns one way for the spin cycle and the other way for agitate. remove the coupler and test it that way.

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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SOURCE: Replaced Kenmore 90 coupler - now NOTHING works!

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

The first and easiest question is: Did you remember to re-connect the Lid Switch???

If it still won't agitate or spin, I'd check that the Motor coupler was installed correctly and hasn't destroyed itself.

I'd also test the switch.

Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.

This is a Whirlpool PDF on how these washers operate. It has a diagram on jumping the switch as well as a detailed section on how the transmission works.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf


It also has a troubleshooting guide.

To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.

Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=913ba652cd504fb162f87d892bcb427b

With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.

If it works, the Lid Switch is a relatively inexpensive part and only requires you to access the console and remove the cabinet.

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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