Question about Washing Machines
Sounds like the drive belts need replacement. If the machine gets overloaded, it can overheat the drivebelts and cause this reaction. Be sure to replace both belts.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
Hello, from the limited information I have this sounds like it's going to be a broken coupling. Kenmores are usually direct drive machines made by whirlpool, this means they don't have a belt. Instead the transmission is connected directly to the motor via a coupling. This is what a coupleing looks like: To confirm this pull the machine forward enough that you can lean it back and it will stand back under it's own weight. Wedge something underneath the chasis so it does not fall on you while your accessing the bottom. Go under the Machine and locate the motor, You will see the pump connected to the motor connected to the transmission. 1. Unplug the wire harness from the motor then. 2. Use a screw driver remove the 2 clips holding the pump in place and remove or push the pump out of the way. 3. You will need to remove the 2 screws from the brackets holding the Motor in place with a nut driver. 4. With a screwdriver remove the 2 clips holding the motor in place (be carefull to support the motor as the clips comes off) 5. remove the motor and drop it onto the floor. Now you will see the coupling..one side on the motor the other side on the transmission the rubber connector inbetween. Replace the coupling if broken or worn and reassemble the washer in reverse order. Now you should be all set. Be aware you may smell rubber on the first couple loads this is normal after replacing a coupling. Good Luck!! if you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Mike p.s Please remember to rate my solution since this helps me to help other people :) Thanks!
P.s Remember to unplug the power prior to servicing.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hello friend, thanks for your post!
I understand that the spin feature on your Frigidaire washer is spinning slowly. It sounds like a potential problem with your motor control board or control board. I would recommend performing a reset and you can do that by disconnecting the power from your washer for roughly ten minutes. If that does not help correct the issue I would recommend having a professional come out. They will be able to pinpoint the cause of the issue and replace any electrical components to avoid any personal injury or future issues with your washer. -Matt
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