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Sears Model 110.26964503 washer -No Spin and drain

When machine cycles to spin the timer advances to spin position, the machine exhibits a humming noise and an obvious severe power draw (due to house lights dimming), but motor doesn't start spin. If left in this position will trip dedicated 20 amp breaker. I know this because washer was in the middle of a cycle and had no power. Checked breakers, found breaker tripped., reset breaker and detected what was previously described.

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It appears your motor or motor controller board has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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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.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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