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My Kenmore 80 series washer just started making a loud Aihaiha electrical or motor type noise. This happened during a heavy load cycle. Noise was very loud. When I click to regular, delicate or hand wash. The noise lessens some. Washer will not agitate or go into a spin. Drained water by putting in spin cycle and holding down spin tab with a straw. Terrible noise continued all during process of draining the water.

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    kenmore top load washer model 4685290 tub empties after last rinse but does not spin even though motor is running. Black rubber dust from where motor attaches to transmission.

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The following are the reasons for the drum not spinning :-
* Test the lid switch
* Test the timer control
* Test the centrifugal switch
* Test the water level switch
* Inspect the motor coupler
* Inspect the drive belt (belt drive only)
* Inspect under the washer for soot (clutch)
* Test the motor
* Inspect the pulley
* Test the transmission


In the case of loud noises in the machine, the drum bearings might have been damaged and might need a replacement. Also do check the leveling of the machine. Good luck.

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