Question about Kenmore 42926
The washer spin cycle is sluggish with no load in it and will not spin when there is a heavy load in it like wet towels. After continued attempts with the washer loaded with wet towels in it there is a burning smell on the spin cycle.
I have read several tips and it could be a capacitor, motor, motor coupling, belt, etc, etc? Is this belt driven? The unit is about 3 years old. It seems like it might be a slipping belt, and under load it is worse, could that be the burning smell? I have not opend the back yet to look at the problem
It appears your clutch assembly has failed in this instance.
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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
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Posted on Sep 15, 2010
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