Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
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:
Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.
Also see the following PDF Whirlpool installation and maintenance manual on top load direct drive washers. It has a troubleshooting section as well as testing procedures for many components.
I'd try setting the timer to a spin mode and see if the motor works, Also try it in different wash modes, permanent press, short wash etc.
It does sounds (if the motor isn't getting power, and you cannot hear the motor at all) as if the motor or capacitor is the problem.
If you can hear the motor trying to turn, I'd check the motor coupler which transmits power from the motor to the transmission.
See the following for how to pull the cabinet on top load washers.
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