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Kenmore 417.97922701 washer tub will spin but will not agitate


Disconnect power to the unit.
Does the agitator move freely in both directions by hand?
Could be your agitator coupler needs to be replace
Also need to verify the lid switch and pressure switch are working properly. Let me know if you need further assistance

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??? wash cycle is not suppose to spin only agitate, most machine have a dual motor function, motor runs in 1 direction for wash then in another direction for spin. do u mean it does not go into spin? if so need to check the tranny and the clutch, the motor coupler in some cases and if its not agitating washing may have bad cam dogs in agitator, or bad water pressure switch, some times a bad door switch will not allow spin or agitation?

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Have a circa 1999 Kenmore Three-speed clothes washer (Top Loader) that keeps on agitating regardless of the cycle I put it in. Some cycles do nothing at all, but others (such as Rinse) make it just keep...


The clutch assembly works only to release the basket allowing it to spin during the drain and spin cycles. The drain function works only when the spin function works. If the machine also agitates during spin cycles, then the problem is in the transmission assembly not able to release the agitate gear from the agitate spline in the drive shaft.

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The brake is part of the mechanism to function the spinning. The agitation is another mechanism to function in the other direction of the same motor. This mechanism is below of the other. The helix part needs to replace to fix this. This should be done when you change the brake. Of course this is a result from the brake change since you have take this apart before you can get in the spinning mechanism. It is good that now you don't have to touch the spinning mechanism, but only the agitation mechanism. It is not from the tight belt. Hope this can help.

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End of wash cycle, no draining or spinning, but can move to rinse cycle and it agitates again, no spinning after rinse either


This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

The drain and spin functions are started when the timer advances to the spin mode.

The motor is reversible. When agitating, the motor spins one way, when going to the drain / spin mode it reverses.

Since the machine agitates, the problem points to the timer.

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Spin cycle with agitation motion occurring simultaneously


Hi again,

Appreciate the "Ask Me".

I believe the dampness is due to slow spin speed as you also have concluded. And I suspect that partial winding of the motor is the culprit. Hence, replacement is in order.

As to your concern why the agitator also operate during the spin setting, it could possibly be stuck or locked agitator dogs. Agitator dogs function is better explained here by another FixYa member, jsrock516.

Cheers.

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Possible your outlet filter is blocked; find out where it is from your manual, clean it out and re-fit. Also try the spin only function to see if it drains.

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