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The washer makes a noise. The agitator does not move. The bucket/basket does not turn. The water pump does pump water out of the bucket/basket.

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  • graine Jun 26, 2009

    My washer is a Kenmore Series 90 model number 110.28912790.

  • graine Jun 26, 2009

    I have a Kenmore Series 90 washer model number 110.28912790. The washer pumps water but does not spin. The basket/bucket is locked into place I could not get the basket to spin by trying to turn it by hand.

  • graine Jun 26, 2009

    I have a Kenmore series 90 110.28912790 the basket will not turn it appears locked into place and it makes a loud noise when the lid is up or down. The water pump does pump the water out. How do I get the back off? to inspect. I have cleared the hoses and drain hose but is there some trick to getting the back off?

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This would be mostly cause is the belt or motor not moving the agitator I would check both.
Check belt see if its slipped or is broken, check motor if the belt is fine. Ether one of these would be the cause.


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    Grand Canyon Tech Jun 26, 2009

    yes you start with the back panel screws the rest should come secound nature

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  • Mark Nichols Jun 26, 2009

    Will the tub act like it wants to spin? do you have the lid switch activated? i am thinking the lid switch is bad if it does not do nothing.... if it does try it will be your spin basket drive

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The agitator is fastened to the agitator shaft and its movement is driven either by splines or a simple clutch assembly. The splines are usually plastic or rubber nubs on a cylinder that fits over the agitator shaft. If the nubs wear down, the shaft will not turn properly or it will turn weakly. If the agitator is moving in only one direction, the likely cause is the clutch assembly. The clutch has dogs that depress and pop up with each turn. If those dogs are worn, they will not engage properly and the agitator will turn only in one direction. Another issue that might cause this disruption is the Motor coupler.

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Servicing the Tub and Agitator
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Replace a damaged agitator
with a new one of the same type.
Unscrew the cap on top of the
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the agitator should lift off.

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If laundry is torn during the wash cycle, feel around the tub. If you find a rough spot, you may be able to smooth it with an emery board. Sand the spot lightly. If this doesn't work -- or if you have to cut to bare metal to remove the roughness -- the tub should be replaced. In this case, it's probably much wiser to replace the entire washer.

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Take the pump apart and clean
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