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Kenmore 80 series won't spin

Kenmore 80 series, dual action agitator. Washer quit last night while in spinning cycle - Makes loud humming sound in spin cycle. It drains and fills up OK. Recently change motor-coupler. Checked it again just to be sure. Checked out fine. Lid switch & pump also checked out OK. Looking at your help page, I don't know how to test if my motor to verify it isn't bad. Also don't know how to troubleshoot transmission, belt or clutch problems. Please help. Thanks.

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Re: Kenmore 80 series won't spin

If it is draining then the motor is turning the pump so it is ok.
This washer has no belt so that is not the problem.
Remove the cabinet and bypass the lid switch wires and put into a spin. Watch the clutch to see if it is turning. If the clutch housing is not turning and you know for sure the coupler is not broken then you need a new transmission. If the clutch housing is turning but the basket is not spinning you have something binding the basket or you need a new basket drive and clutch.
If you have only looked at the coupler from underneath you may not be able to tell if it is broken in the center. If it is broken again your transmission is not staying in neutral drain until the water is drained. That means it is going into spin with full load of clothes and water. This puts a lot of pressure on the coupler and causes them to fail prematurely. If this is the case you will need a new transmission.
Post back if you have any questions.

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

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