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Lg wm2050cm will not spin or agitate. After cycle selected it tries to spin but sounds like a stripped gear or something. Panel removed off back and cannot rotate drum, it's like it's slipping.

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Sounds like the clutch is bad

Posted on Oct 22, 2013

Testimonial: "I am wondering about the rotor, the gears in particular. Should I be able to spin the drum by spinning the rotor by hand? It appears the gears are really warn. I can spin the whole tub by installing 17mm socket and turning drum"

  • Mike Biseinere Oct 22, 2013

    It appears I answered my own question. The plastic piece attached to rotor was so worn that the gear was not turning the rotor around stator. I tightened the mess out of it and it works!

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this is a collapsed drum bearing, one of the most costly of the repairs apart from the timer and motor, not normally a job for the diy man unless has an engineering background, sorry, the cost of repair depends on the age and replacement cost of a machine, a bit like a car, would you buy an engine for a 20 year old car, if you have a machine thats expensive then the repair could be worth it? stop running it you will cause more damage both to the clothes and the machine sorry (ps i am a retired appliance engineer of 20 years service)

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it sounds like the gear dogs in the agitator. pop he top of agitator and check. its a easy repair.

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SOURCE: Washer will fill with water but the agitator won't spin.

No agitation or spin in any cycle? If so and the machine will drain check the coupler.

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SOURCE: Removing Back Panel of Kenmore Washer Model 11020902990

if its less than 15 years old its a direct drive whirlpool, no belt, remove the cabinet, not the back panel. look up direct drive whirlpool washer cabinet removal on internet, and replace the coupler, most likely, if it drains.

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore 90 series Model # 110.28902790,

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?pop=true&modelNumber=110.28902790

Please see the Whirlpool Service Manual for top load, direct drive washers.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf

Also see the Whirlpool Parts list for their commercial washers although the consumer models use the same parts.


The problem points to a worn Agitate Cam.

Whirlpool part number 62580/01. This is a plastic set used to raise the agitate gear on the shaft.

The cam is a two piece plastic part that lifts a gear above the main agitate assembly in the transmission so that the agitator doesn't turn during the spin cycle.

We had the same problem. The cams had worn enough that they weren't lifting the gear (less than 1/16").

They aren't expensive at all but do require pulling the transmission.

See the following for a description of how to remove the transmission.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

You don't have to remove the tub!!

Remove the clutch (the spring holding the clutch to the spin pinion is a bear to replace.

Remove the 8 transmission screws carefully, the transmission is full (15 oz.) of 80-90 weight oil.

Remove the transmission cover.

Pull off the spin pinion.

Push down on the agitate spring and remove the spring clip. Note where is attaches to the main shaft.

The two plastic agitate cam parts pull right off. Don't lose the washer on top of the cams.

Replace the cams, washer, spring and clip, pinion, oil (assuming you drained the oil first), cover and clutch parts.

Line up the transmission so that the release cam on the brake drum will snap onto the clutch spring retaining clip and put all parts back in the washer.

The basic tools are screwdriver, small socket set with up to a 1/2" socket, vice grips or good pliers (to remove and replace clips)

It may seem like a difficult job but it really isn't. It is a bet messy but it's a lot less expensive than a $170 transmission.


Posted on Nov 06, 2009

Testimonial: "Thank you so much! I have the parts on order and will repair it in a few days."

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