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Washer does not spin

My washer will not spin although the water does drain. Motor appears to be running--humming noise when it should be spinning. This is probably a 14yr old machine. Spec info:

Kenmore, model 110 (Sears Roebuck & Co)
91550100
Serial: CD3519702
Stock: 15501
9.8 amps
60Hz
120 volts

Name plate simply says "Kenmore Heavy Duty Large Capacity". Inside lid has "stylemaster 909873" if that helps at all.

Might this be something we can fix ourselves? Thank you for your time.

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  • ondinakm Mar 10, 2009

    Thank you for the quick response. Could you suggest links for locating a manual? Thanks again!

  • ondinakm Mar 11, 2009

    Part ordered, thanks again!

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You must replace the direct drive coupling between the motor and transmission. About $30.00

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • steve
    steve Mar 10, 2009

    http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdir...

    They will have a manual and the part.

  • Stephen Smith Oct 11, 2011

    I just had to fix the same problem on my girlfriends machine. It was fairly easy to install. FSP PART NUMBER 285753 or 285753a. I paid 19.95 at a local supply house. I saw it used on the internet for $4.99 but I wanted to get the job done asap.

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