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Clothes get wrapped around the base of the agitator. Then I have to really work to unload the machine and on and on. thanks the machine is a kenmore 80 XL

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  • maryrob Mar 05, 2009

    alright the washing machine is a kenmore80XL model # 10.82380110 I have no idea for how to check for internal problems. If I had a manuel I could have my son help me. and ideas?

  • maryrob Mar 05, 2009

    hey but hoe do i print out the solution? I'll give it a whirl thinks



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Problem: The washer won't agitate. 
Solution: Check to make sure no clothing got wrapped around the agitator. Check the lid switch, timer, and drive belt as detailed above. There are other potential causes, such as a bad transmission or bad agitate/spin solenoid, but they are much more involved.

The clothes may be wrapped around the agitator. This could cause the motor to overhead. Remove a few clothes so that they will circulate freely in the wash water and close the lid. The machine may take a few minutes to restart as the motor has to cool down.

the agitator needs replacement  How to Replace an Agitator:
Replacing an agitator is fairly simple. 
1. Remove the agitator cap. In some cases, you will also need to remove the fabric softener dispenser, which normally lifts or screws off. In some newer models, the agitator just lifts up and out. 
2. Pull up on the agitator. In some models, you may need to remove a retaining bolt. 
3. Replace the old agitator with a new agitator of the same model. 
Other agitator problems include:
1. Agitator doesn't move
2. Agitator only moves in one direction. In this case, the likely cause is the clutch assembly.
3. Agitator movement is very weak

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This was exactly the solution to my problem! And it was so easy to follow. So just in case the link dies for some reason, here is the fantastic information that saved me $200 along with my own notes inserted in italics.

  1. Turn off the water supply at the tap where the hose is connected and siphon out the water in the machine with a hose. I didn't turn off the water supply and I used a cup to scoop out the water instead of a siphon.
  2. Take off the lid by putting it in the upright position and pulling it straight up and out.
  3. You will now see two screw plugs at the front top of the machine. Remove the plugs to reveal the two screws which you will also need to remove. Once the screws have been removed you can lift the top of the machine up and tilt it toward the back. The back needs to stay attached to the base of the machine. This is the info I was looking for to begin with. In retrospect this seems really obvious. My cupboard happened to nicely hold the top close to vertical and out of the way. I think the repair people that have come out before had a wire or something to hold the top up. A spouse's hand can also work. The screws are Phillips.
  4. Now inside the machine take off the top soap holder and put your arm down the tube to unscrew the the locking device that holds the assembly together. Now you can pull the assembly out and put it to one side. I had actually already done this before I propped the top up.
  5. The silver inner bowl needs to come out. The top cover of the bowl is clipped on by about six plastic clips which can break if you try too hard so be careful when unclasping these. Once unclipped you will be able to lift the plastic cover off but don't undo the attached spring. Just put the cover to the side that the spring is attached to and leave it there for now. There was a lot of gunk and lint over all the clips so it wasn't easy for me to tell how to properly unclasp (and yes this plastic does seem very fragile after having the machine for about 8 years). Pull the relatively thin cover plastic out past the underlying plastic hook. All six clips unclasp one by one nicely without the awkwardness of undoing more than one at a time.
  6. Lift the silver bowl that usually holds the clothes out of the machine. It might need some force but it should slide straight up and out. Careful, the holes in the metal are sharp on the outside.
  7. You can now see (probably under some water) a red plastic cover with one screw holding it on. The pump cover on my machine was translucent white.Remove the screw and take the cover out. You might now be able to see the offending item. It could be rusted by now. What is it? A hair clip or something? Show it to your wife with an all knowing look! In my case this was a zipper handle...I think from a sleeping bag that we had washed. I was now done and put the whole thing back together.
  8. If the item has deteriorated you might need to take the next plastic cover underneath out. It should pull straight out and has a rubber seal that might fall off. Do not be alarmed! It fits snuggly back around the base of the cover. You will work it out when you go to put it back together.
  9. You might want to syphon the rest of the water out. Point to note: it doesn't taste very nice! It is a good idea to give everything a clean with hot water as you go along.
  10. Once you have removed all foreign objects you can put the machine back in the reverse order. If this does not resolve your problem, sorry, it's time to open the wallet and call a technician. Good luck!

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  • livetech Mar 05, 2009

    select the instructions then copy it and then paste the instructions to normal word document and from their you can print the session. simple.


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Chek out for any internal damage on the machine.

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  • crysiszone Mar 05, 2009

    First of all, unplug your washer. You will need to remove the console in order to get to the lid switch. I believe your washer has release tabs under the console at each front corner. Simply slide a putty knife straight in from the front at each corner and push in while lifting up. You should feel the release tabs push in and the console will pop up. Or, you may have a console that has removable end caps. They can be removed by gently prying up on the top of them from the rear on each side. You may have to use a small screwdriver for this. The caps should pop right off. Once removed, you will need to loosen a screw under each cap. Once you have the console loosned, carefully lift it up and lay it back over the rear panel of the washer in its resting position. Be careful not to damage the small plastic hinges that hold it in place. Now you will need to perform the following steps:
    1. Under the console you will find the lid switch connector. Unplug the switch from the connector.

    2. There will be two brass colored clips. You will need to remove these to remove the machine casing. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip. Push the screwdriver away from you while holding into the groove and the clip will release.

    3. Open the lid of the washer and place your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash tub). Now pull the case from the frame by lifting from the back first.

    You do not have to remove it all the way from the frame. Just enough to gain access to the switch. All there is to the switch is a couple of screws holding it in and a ground wire. It's a pretty easy repair job.

    Once you've completed your switch installation, make sure you get the case back on the frame correctly by following these steps:

    1. While looking down through the lid opening, place the front lip of the machine case UNDER the washer frame and start leaning it back onto the frame. There are four small cleats that must fit into four slots on the case or the washer will vibrate. Make sure the frame is seated properly, lean forward from the front of the washer, grasp both sides of the rear panel and pull towards the case. The rear panel should be seated and flush with the casing before inserting the retaining clips.

    2. Insert the brass-colored clips into the slot on the washer rear panel first, then push straight down into the opening on the top of the washer with some force. If you have the case seated correctly, the clips will snap back in.

    3. Make sure you plug the connector from the console back into the lid switch receptacle and close the console.


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