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My kenmore 600 washer will agitate when emmpty but not when loaded... The clutch was spinning when in the spin cycle and was told that shoud not happen.. With new clutch in it still does..

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Check the agitator PAWLS. These are the small arms that make the agitator do what it does. They are located in side the agitator. You will see them when you remove the agitator.GOOD LUCK FRIEND.

Posted on Nov 28, 2014

Testimonial: "Thanks ya when I put pressure on top of the agitator it agitates like normal.. Time for a new one.. I also saw on another forum and guy had the same tansmission as mine.. He was told by the tech, that yes the clutch is suppose to move when in spin cycle.. So basically I replaced it for nothing.."

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SOURCE: Series 70 Kenmore Washer Won't Agitate or Spin

baseball, sounds like a broken coupler, check out this post and post back, Catriver http://www.fixya.com/support/t144580-kenmore_8series_washer

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SOURCE: Kenmore washer will not spin or drain water,agitate works fine

Sounds like a lid switch. there should be a hole under the lid on the right side about the size of a dime. Make sure the plastic "flipper" is inside and "clicks" when you push down on it with a pen.

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 Series washer - agitates and drains but does not spin

my kenmor washes and drains but does not spin, help

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore washing machine didn't spin @ end of cycle

If you tried a different cycle and it worked this means that the timer is probably bad on the main cycle that you use. If the machine does not spin on all cycles, then please check out the LID SWITCH.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore 90 tub spins excessively clockwise during wash cycle.

Improperly installed thrust bearing kit. Too many washers cause the basket to spin during agitation.

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

Testimonial: "Where is the "thrust bearing kit" and how can it be installed properly?"

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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
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See the following for how to pull the clutch on Kenmore top load direct drive washers.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

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If the main spin gear is broken (It's a metal plate surrounded by plastic gears) you would hear a major grinding noise and the washer wouldn't spin.

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