Question about Washing Machines
Open the machine up by removing the 2 screws either on the front or real left and right of the control panel ends, flip the control panel up and back, unplug the lid switch plug, using a flat blade screwdriver remove each steel squiggle clip on the left and right, open the lid and gently pull forward the entire cabinet assy from the opening, unclip the drain pump on the front and remove the pump, re position the the cabinet in palce and reconnect the lid switch and see if the machine will spin, if so you most likely have something stuck in your pump, if not you may have a jammed gear case. Scenario 2: if the unit motor is running but no spin or wash you may have a broken drive union that connects the motor to the transmission. Pleazer Appliance...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Take the softner dispensor out then you have a clear cap, remove that it just comes right out.
Then you will see a 7/16" screw take that out. Then the top will easily come out.
Very easy can do it in like 2 mins.
The hard part is lineing it all up to put it back in. Let me know if you need any more help.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
SOURCE: Agitator dogs worn
Ok, here is how ya do it. Remove the protective cap on top of the agitator (remove softener dispensor if optioned). Down in the hole you will see a plastic cap with a square fitting built in to it. Take a 1/2 extension and stick it in the hole. Unscrew the entire plastic button, then the spring. You can now remove the top and replace the dogs. A long pair of needle nose pliers can also unscrew that cap if its not to tight.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
On mine I pulled on the fabric softener plastic top.And under it was a cap. I pulled the cap off and looked inside to see a bolt (I think it was a 1/2" size. I needed a 1/2" socked and a 6" long extension and took the bolt completly loose. Righty tighty ,Lefty loosey. Then I just pulled up on big center plastic part and the dogs are under it. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
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:
Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.
There are a number of Series 80 design washers. You'll need the actual model number to better check for the problem.
First, I'd remove the top agitator (as you've already done), then I'd remove the main agitator.
Under it you will see a clip and what Whirlpool calls a "washer". The "washer has two prongs, one fits into the main agitator shaft drive and the other fits in the lower agitator. If one or the other of the prongs is broken, the agitator most likely wont. I'd also look inside the main agitator to see if the ridges are broken off.
I'd then start the washer on it's smallest cycle and see if the main agitator shaft turns back and forth. If it doesn't and the washer goes through it's drain and spin cycles, the problem is likely in the transmission itself with what they call the agitate gear and / or agitate cams.
Please see the Whirlpool / Kenmore PDF document on installation, maintenance and operation of direct drive washers.
This is a Whirlpool document with parts lists for their commercial washers (basically the same as the consumer models)
If the problem is in the transmission, although it looks complicated, it really isn't that bad if you have a moderate level of mechanical ability.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
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