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Kenmore 12502 won't spin

Our Kenmore 12502 washer decided today that it doesn't want to spin out the clothes any more. It will not spin in the Normal cycle, the Permanent Press cycle, or the Delicate cycle. I tried the wash and rinse portions of the cycles as well, and sometimes it would respond, sometimes not. When I succeeded in getting it to agitate, at the end of it, it just sits there doing nothing. I cannot hear any "clock ticking" sound as some washer timers do when they are in between different parts of the cycle. Am I looking at having to replace this timer, or is there something else I should try first?

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  • eyemeansit Oct 09, 2007

    That is exactly what the problem was. I removed the switch, spliced the 2 wires together with a wire nut, wrapped the wire ends and nut securely with electrical tape to keep water out, and BINGO, it works perfectly! (Just keep your hands out of the tub while it is spinning!)




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The lid switch is broken......

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