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Kenmore 26422 top load will not agitate or spin, it sound/feels as if there is no power to the motor, it quit in the agitate cycle of a load

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This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

If you move it to the spin cycle and it drains, the problem is likely the Motor Coupler between the motor and transmission.

This is a three piece unit with plastic pieces with three prongs each that fit into a rubber coupler between the motor and transmission. It is used as a fail safe device. If either the motor or transmission locks or has too much resistance, the rubber or plastic pieces will break.

Since the agitate and spin cycles are dependent on the transmission but the drain cycle only uses the reversing motor, this could be the most inexpensive and easiest fix.

Please see GURU JSROCK516 Description of how to remove cabinet and access the transmission.

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

Follow the instructions for removing the cabinet and pulling the pump, motor and motor mounting plate.

The coupler has two plastic pieces with three prongs each. In between is the rubber coupler with six holes.

Pry the plastic pieces from the motor and transmission. Some people use a claw hammer but I've found that using a small (6 inch) pry bar works well.

Carefully fit the plastic pieces over the motor and transmission shafts and press them in place (Use a 1/2" of larger socket to put pressure equally around the pieces.

Put the rubber piece on the transmission plastic piece.

Replace the motor mounting plate.

Carefully line up the plastic prongs on the motor based plastic piece to the three un-used holes in the rubber piece. If they don't line up right, the coupler could be damaged.

Mount the motor, don't forget the two screws, put the pump back on the motor and use its' clips.

Put the cabinet back on, don't forget to plug the lid switch back in and re-mount the console.

If there is no drain and no power at all to the motor, the problem is likely in the timer or motor itself.


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