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110.82980 top load washer (kenmore) agitates when it should spin. In the spin cycle the machine agitates, the drum rotates slowly wrapping the clothes around the agitator, the pump works OK.

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  • dstrns May 15, 2009

    We bought the machine new in 1990 and it has never been worked on by anyone.

  • dstrns May 15, 2009

    Thanks jumptrout51. Is it not worth the trouble to take it apart and replace the shift actuator.

  • dstrns May 15, 2009

    Thanks again jump. I will replace the transmission.

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    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    There are a couple of numbers missing form the model number you posted along with your original post above. i will need the complete model number so that i may give you a accurate diagnosis.


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    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    Ok, can you give me your model number so that i may direct you to the correct part and make sure of the direct drive build please?

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    has this unit been rebuilt or bought used?


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The shift actuator in the gearcase is bad.
Replace the transmission.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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    steve May 15, 2009

    It is much easier to replace the entire gearcase unless you are just curious or ambitious. About $110.00 for the complete transmission with all new gears.

    Replacing individual gears requires a tech sheet for alignment and timing,etc. If anything is not done exactly correct you have to tear it down again.

    They currently make only one transmission for the top load direct drive washer.


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