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Washing machine was making load noise while spinning, now it does not spin at all

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If the washer will fill and drain, but won't agitate or spin, you may have a broken motor coupling. The noise of the motor engaging, lack of agitation and ability to still drain are the usual symptoms. This is a common fail item with this model washer through normal wear and tear. Newer versions of the coupler are more resilient and resist breaking. The following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385250-replacing_motor_coupling_kenmore_top

The motor coupling is located between the drive motor and the transmission and takes the place of a drive belt. They do wear out and can break. The replacement part number is included in the link I provided and is an improved upgraded coupling that is more resilient. It should last longer. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

A replacement coupler can be purchased on line at appliancepartspros.com for about $11. Just use the part number in the link and "Search by Part Number" for your search criteria.

If you find the motor coupling still intact, the gearcase (transmission) may have failed. The repair cost (if you do this yourself) is about $150 or less. If it comes to a failed gearcase, and you wish to pursue the repair, the following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r699497-replacing_gearcase

It seems like a lot, but its actually an easy repair. I would still begin by inspecting the motor coupling, though. This is the more common fail item.

If you have any questions, please let me know. If you need assistance in diagnosing your symptoms, post back and elaborate a bit more. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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