Question about Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer
My kenmore is 15 years old is it worth it to repair or buy a new one
It is definitely not worth repairing for a couple of reasons. The main reason is that the new washers use much less electricity and water. Therefore, they pay for themselves relatively quickly. The second reason is that you have more than one costly problem when your machine won't spin or agitate.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
Hi, If the motor runs in the wash and spin cycle but there is no agitation or spin, you will need to change the coupler. Here is how:
Removing the cabinet. UNPLUG the washer. There are two screws holding the control panel to the cabinet. Most models the screw are in front but, some models have the screws in back. They are on each end. Now raise the control panel up and let it rest on the hinges. Unplug the lid switch harness and locate the clips on each side (bronze in color) and release them.
Now the cabinet will lift off the frame and you can set it aside.
How to replace a coupler:
Now that the cabinet is out of the way, remove the pump from the motor and set the pump off to the side. Remove the two screws holding the clips on the motor and remove the clips. Unplug the motor harness and on some models you wil need to unplug the capacitor.
Now you will need to replace all three parts to the coupler. I use a ½” socket and a small hammer to force the coupler onto the motor and transmission shafts. Put the rubber part onto the coupler half on the transmission and then line up the post on the motor shaft with the holes on the rubber part and it should go on ok. Put the clips that hold the motor in place and plug in the harnesses.
Put the pump back on and the clips to hold it in place. Set the cabinet back on the frame. Make sure the lip on the front cabinet is under the front rail of the frame. Ease the cabinet on the frame making sure the two rear sides of the cabinet set down on the tabs of the frame.
Put the two clips back on that hold the cabinet and plug the lid switch back in. Fasten the control panel down and you are all set.
If the motor does not run during both cycles, check the lid switch.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
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