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Re: machine continues to agitate in the spin cycle
It appears your timer/main controller has failed in this instance.
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Kenmore model 70 washing machine fills with water, doesn't agitate, spin or anything else. Could it be the closed lid sensor? Friend says it broke in two. I told them to unplug power, pig-tail two wires together to complete circuit isolate from all metal and plug power back in, and see if it cycles. Is that advice a good start? Will try to re-post if he calls back and says if it worked or not and we'll go from there. Thanks for replies.
Hello, Welcome Either of these three problems may be occurring.
Faulty Direct Drive Coupling (Whirlpool / Kenmore / Roper / Estate) The
Direct Drive (motor) Coupling may be broken. Many Whirlpool/Kenmore
brands washing machines utilize a small, relatively inexpensive direct
drive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the
shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other.
It can wear out over time or fail under overloading conditions. This protects your transmission from excessive loading. Defective Lid Switch Check lid switch for proper operation. Check the switch for continuity. If it is found to be open, replace the switch assembly.
All functions operate normally except the machine will not agitate. The agitator is driven
by a couple of different methods. The first is the agitator is splined
and slips onto the matching splines of the agitator shaft from the
transmission. The second is the use of a bell coupling which is splined
to the agitator shaft as well and the agitator snaps onto the coupling.
If the agitator does not agitate, first remove the agitator and watch
the agitator shaft to see if it is working properly. This wil require a
small load setting of water and the machine set to run. If the agitator
shaft is working properly, it is either the splines on the agitator or
the bell coupling that is defective. If the agitator shaft does not
work properly, the problem is in the transmission.
On kenmore, which is made by whirlpool, there is a couple of coils attached to a bracket this is called a wig-wag.
they are located underneath the tub. when these coils engage they move a couple of bars, thus selecting agitate, spin, ect. It sounds like one of the coils is not working. Check them for power and continuity, and then go from there.