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Kenmore Elite HE3 44832

Last week I noticed the clothes in the machine were still very wet at the end of the cycle. After watching the machine in action I noticed that when it went into the spin cycle it would only spin at high speed for a couple of seconds and then wind down and stop. It would then repeat this process a few times but every time it got up to full speed it slowed down right away. This was my original problem.

Tonight I was reading some of the troubleshooting and went to look at the machine. I noticed the load that was in the machine was half wet and half dry. I ran the load again and it filled with water but now the drum did not spin at all. When I pressed cancel the water drained out. I tried running it again with no luck.

Did the first problem lead into the second problem or are they two different problems? Are there any solutions I can try myself? What is the estimated cost to make the repair on my own vs calling Sears?

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Re: Kenmore Elite HE3 44832

Sounds like the drum is not revolving at all on the spin cycle Could be quite a No of things, ie belt off or broken, motor carbon brushes need replacing, timer fault, speed control module fault, or even a broken wire or loose connection somewhere etc etc.

 Does it revolve on the WASH cycle? If so we can probably eliminate the above, in which case come back to me. Sorry no idea how much it will cost to fix. Have a look see what you find re above

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