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On final spin my Kenmore front load washer does not increase speed just before end of cycle resulting in wash that is damper than it should be. Thank you

Kenmore model # 417.42042100 Ser # XC15002118

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  • Jerry Terry
    Jerry Terry May 03, 2017

    unable to locate clutch assembly on parts list and nothing on diagram looks like clutch assembly. another contributor said it could be a lot of issues. maybe brushes in motor!!?

  • Steven Paxlow
    Steven Paxlow May 04, 2017

    Further to my previous comment on motor brushes the other obvious and common problem is a blockage or partial blockage in the waste outlet. Check filter if machine has one make sure its clear, check waste pipe if plumbed in (Normally to kitchen plumbing) and check the sump pipe/outlet below the drum. I don't know Kenmore brand, not heard of it UK but most machines don't have a clutch system just different motor windings to change speeds, Hope this helps.

  • Rigger May 04, 2017

    About the clutch I spoke of, I apologize for that if there is no clutch, because I was thinking of my own Kenmore washer that is a TOP loader and the clutch assembly is directly underneath the drum. I had same problem you have, replaced the clutch assembly and it worked perfectly. I had a hard time finding the clutch at first ,but it was there. I finally got a good breakdown of my machine and there it was. And replacing the clutch worked. Best of luck friend.



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Could be many causes but my first inclination would be to check/replace motor brushes...cheapest option....most call out engineers will try flogging you a new/recon motor

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This is caused by the clutch being worn in these newer direct drive washers. Order a complete clutch assembly from an online store for that make and model and you will receive instructions with it. Get some tools and Fix it yourself. You can get case removal instructions by typing the question "How to remove the case of..........".Really, there's nothing hard or heavy in the procedures.

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