Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
Today i noticed that when I opened my washing machine after it was done, the clothes didn't look like they had been spun and they seemed wetter than normal. So I turned it to the spin cycle and ran it again. It spun just fine and I could open the lid and see it spinning. Another thing I've noticed that the washer pauses for about 30 seconds to a minute between ( I think it was ) filling and then agitation. It seemed much longer than normal.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sound like a belt problem. Try to move tub manually first, in case it move smoothly -open the front panel, the belt should be between the motor and the drive pulley (lower front). In case it torn or not in its place, you should replace it. In case it doesn't move smoothly - maybe that a sock or other piece of clothing get between the clothes tub and the outer tub and prevent tub's spining. If this is the situation, it should be removed. Good luck !!
Posted on Jun 02, 2006
Sounds like the pump may be clogged. If it doesn't get rid of all the water, it wont' spin. Remove bottom panel. Locate what looks like a big white screw. Remove counterclockwise. (It's tight). Have a bucket ready under neath, or a shop vac. Remove slowly to catch water as it comes out. When you pull the white part of the pump all the way out, there's probably things clogging the holes.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
You have a problem with the motor coupling. Top-load washers use what's called a direct-drive system, meaning it does not use a belt but what's called a "motor coupling". I probably replace 5 a week because these little guys break because of 2 reasons that i've found.
1) The break mechanism is too dry and causing the basket to stop at a holt, which puts a lot of strain on the coupler.
2) They break because of over-loading. I don't think you're over-loading though because it was find for 5 straight years.
Good luck to you. The repair is kind of hard to do on your own for the first time, so I would call an authorized technician. It will run you anywhere between $90 to $120 at most.
Best of luck!
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.
For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.
If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.
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Posted on Sep 17, 2010
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