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Kenmore 70 series 110.26732503: I had a drive block go bad and replaced. Now the machine wants to agitate during the start of the spin cycle (or the brake is some how engaging). Is there some timing issue I have created during assembly? Could it be the transmission located below the brake assembly and how can I check the trans without taking off the cover plate?

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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?pop=true&modelNumber=110.26732503

The first thing to check and make sure of is that the two tabs on top of the Drive Tube are fit into the correct slots in the Drive Block and that the "washer" that fits on top of the Drive Shaft (Two prongs) is mounted.

Replacing the Drive Block shouldn't affect any of the timing.

When we had to replace the Agitate Cams in the transmission on ours, we found that the agitator will turn when the washer goes into the spin cycle. This isn't hurting anything and apparently helps spin the fabric softener unit.

The brake only affects the tub and not the agitators.

It's possible that the Agitate Cams aren't raising the "Agitate Gear" fully above the Connecting Rack when the washer goes into drain and spin mode.

Following is the Whirlpool PDF on installation and maintenance of top load, direct drive washers. It has a very good explanation of how the transmission works when switching from agitate to spin.

It isn't too difficult to pull the cover off the transmission but it is a messy job.


Posted on Oct 03, 2009

  • oldguy5 Oct 04, 2009

    Sorry, following is the Whirlpool PDF

    https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/Sr...$FILE/L-55.pdf




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