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KENMORE WASHER DOESN'T SPIN AND IS NOISY

IT ISN'T THE LID SWITCH

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Sounds like you need to replace the motor coupler, especially if its noisy. Probrably drains though. Go to www.shop.washermd.com for the part and the tutorial for changing. Thanks Dave

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Will not agitate or spin water out


The most common cause of this is a defective washer lid safety switch, if the washer doesn't sense the lid is closed nothing will happen other than it will fill with water, no wash cycle or spin. The lid switch is accessed by paying your washer top off with a putty knife, it is held down by friction spring clips, the lid switch is under the top, you will see it. You can obtain a replacement part from Sears Direct for about $15.00 US

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Kenmore 80 series washer will not drain or spin but will fill up how to fix it


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The usual thing wrong when a washer such as the one ya have doesn't spin or drain,it's going ot be a broken lid switch. Its a pretty common thing so i have written this tip of how to check for a broken lid switch, http://www1.fixya.com/support/r9939128-whirlpool_kenmore_estate_kitchen_aid



GENE

Oct 10, 2011 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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My washer doesnt spin at all on different settings.it is a kenmore super cap. 3.5 quiet tumle action washer front loading type, model nos. missing


Hello there and welcome to fixya
there are several things that you will need to check first ok please verrify the following
It doesn't pump or spin
If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:
If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt.
If the motor isn't running, the lid switch may be defective. If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
It pumps, but doesn't spin
If your washer pumps out the water but doesn't spin, check these:
The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
The motor coupler may be broken. Many Whirlpool®-manufactured washers use a small, relatively inexpensive 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. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. You may need to replace it.
A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)
The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may use a clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the unit from spinning well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.
The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.
The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.
The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.
It spins only with the lid closed
For safety, washing machines are made so that they spin only with the lid closed. The lid switch prevents the spinning action when the lid is up.

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Washer won't agitate or spin


Hello there and welcome to fixya
there are several things that you will need to check first ok please verrify the following
It doesn't pump or spin
If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:
If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt.
If the motor isn't running, the lid switch may be defective. If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
It pumps, but doesn't spin
If your washer pumps out the water but doesn't spin, check these:
The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

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The washing machine is not spinning and emptying.


Hello,
The leading problem when your washer fills and agitates but doesn't drain or spin is going to a broken lid switch. This tip i wrote explains how to check for a broken lid switch http://www.fixya.com/support/r9939128-whirlpool_kenmore_estate_kitchen_aid


GENE

Sep 05, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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HI I HAVE A KENMORE WASHER MODEL #82881100 SERIAL #C92167486 THE WASHER FILLS AND NOTHING ELSE.DOESN`T AGITATE,SPIN OR DRAIN. THANK YOU IF YOU CAN HELP. BOB


you forgot the first three 110.82881100 is the full model,you'll need that to order the right parts.it sounds like you have a broken lid switch,i looked up your machine and it takes the older cherry switch part number 279347 and it's around 35 dollars.close the lid down,then open it around an inch or two,do this a few times,you should hear a clicking sound,if it isn't clicking the lid switch is broke,i'll send you a video from utube but it's for a different lid switch but you take the machine apart the same way but it's for a 247 lid switch and you need a 279347.if you can hear the motor running and this is happening you could have broken the motor coupling and i'll send that along too.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFsvLiuTniU this is for the lid switch copy and paste.this is for the motor coupling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K1KHEogf3c hope this helps salde

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Water does not drain or spin


Check underneath if you can see if belt has come off or has broken. That is to say if you feel it humming when the timer is set if the belt is on and its still not doing anything check cord and if thats not it more then likely timer is bad and needs to be replaced.

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I have a kenmore 80 series and its not spinning out the water.


does it drain out the water and spin but the clothes are still wet or is it not draining or spinning?set the timer to spin,open the lid and stick a screw driver into the lid switch hole and see if it spins and drains,also if it doesn't push down and let the switch up,or close the lid down and open it a little do this a few times,you should hear the switch make a clicking sound,if it doesn't click you have a bad lid switch.if the machine is draining and spinning but the clothes are wet,do the same thing with the lid switch and watch it spin with the lid open,is it spinning fast,if not you have a bad transmission and it's not spinning fast enough to remove the water out of the clothes or you could have a kink in the drain hose or something in the pump and it's not draining all the way.let me know what you find and send the model number off of the washer,the number should start with like 110.

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Wont spin fill or drain i looked at lid switch it clicks the rubber assembly looks good. motor just hums when turned to spin. also need to know how to remove cover


Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. If your washer doesn't drain or spin, you may read and learn what parts may cause this. First, you will want to check your water pump. You need to make sure it is working. Make sure you check the belt on the pump. Make sure it is not broken or loose. Also, make sure your pulley is not stuck in place. Sometimes, they will stick or barely turn at all. If this is the case, you will need to replace it. If the pump, pulley, and belt are working, make sure your motor is working. You should be able to hear it if it is. If it isn't, check your lid switch. The lid switch can cause the motor to not work. It may need adjusted. If not, go ahead and change it. A bad lid switch may cause the washer to not work at all. Now, if your pump is pumping and the washer still won't spin, you will want to check your belt and clutch. Once again, the belt may be broke or loose. Check to make sure your clutch is not worn also. This may be a case of a bad lid switch again as well. You could have a bad drive motor. This is what controls spinning, draining, and agitation. You could have a broken motor coupler. Over time, they will go bad and need replaced. It is possible that your transmission is slipping or damaged. And lastly, you could have a bad basket drive ir spin bearing. This is what allows the inner tub to move. If this is the case, you will probably hear loud sounds or loud banging.

Mar 13, 2011 | Kenmore 22642 Top Load Washer

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Wont spin and drain water out


Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. If your washer doesn't drain or spin, you may read and learn what parts may cause this. First, you will want to check your water pump. You need to make sure it is working. Make sure you check the belt on the pump. Make sure it is not broken or loose. Also, make sure your pulley is not stuck in place. Sometimes, they will stick or barely turn at all. If this is the case, you will need to replace it. If the pump, pulley, and belt are working, make sure your motor is working. You should be able to hear it if it is. If it isn't, check your lid switch. The lid switch can cause the motor to not work. It may need adjusted. If not, go ahead and change it. A bad lid switch may cause the washer to not work at all. Now, if your pump is pumping and the washer still won't spin, you will want to check your belt and clutch. Once again, the belt may be broke or loose. Check to make sure your clutch is not worn also. This may be a case of a bad lid switch again as well. You could have a bad drive motor. This is what controls spinning, draining, and agitation. You could have a broken motor coupler. Over time, they will go bad and need replaced. It is possible that your transmission is slipping or damaged. And lastly, you could have a bad basket drive ir spin bearing. This is what allows the inner tub to move. If this is the case, you will probably hear loud sounds or loud banging.

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