I have a kenmore model # 110.88754791 and when it goes into spin/drain mode the unit will drain but not spin unless I turn power off and then on again (open and close the lid).I have already replaced the timer and can't figure this out.
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Re: washer will not spin
It appears your clutch assembly has failed in this instance.
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Hello. I need the model number to help you accurately. When the unit drains, can you verify water *is* actually being pumped out? This is important because no washer will spin if it can't pump all the water out--modern electronic washers have to balance the load and water is an unknown, shifting quantity. I need the model number to assist you in initiating the diagnostic mode and explaining the possible error code(s) you might be getting. I hope I helped you!
That is going to be your lid switch. On this washer the pump is mounted on the motor. The motor goes in one direction for wash and the other for spin. The water gets expelled from the washer in the spin mode.
Hello there: The
drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a reversing motor.
For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and
draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one
direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you
need to replace the entire motor. The
transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers produced by
Whirlpool and Kenmore have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If
the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the
water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer has a
shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair
technician to repair it.The
spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components
allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is
the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a
qualified appliance repair technician.
To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.
Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.
I have a Kenmore 80 series mode #2289400. It will wash but will not drain and spin. I have turned the knob to a different spin cycle put it won't spin. I have drained the water out of the tub thru the drain pipe so it's not plugged. When it's ready to spin and it making no noice. Any help would be great.
It sounds to me like either there is an excessively heavy load in the washer and the unit simply isn't strong enough to get it going, or more likely the clutch mechanism/gearbox is malfunctioning. They use a clutch mechanism to allow the motor to run at a constant speed while the basket can start rotating slowly and pick up speed with time. If this clutch mechanism or gearbox isn't performing properly, the basket won't spin. It's not your motor or safety circuit since the basket will turn if given a little push.