Question about Kenmore 2303x Top Load Washer

1 Answer

My Kenmore Elite Model 110 23032102 sometimes will not wring the clothes dry

My washing machine is not even five years old yet and it doesn't always spin the clothes dry. My husband and I thought it was the gear case because we found oil residue under the machine. He also replaced the motor coupler just to be on the safe side. We still have the problem.

I have also read it could also be a problem in the timer, the spin solenoid, the lid switch or the basket drive mechanism. Do you know if this model machine has common problems in any of these areas and if so how can I troubleshoot?

Thanks so much,

Posted by on

  • tayalex Jan 04, 2008

    After watching the washing machine cycle through a typical wash but
    without clothes, I observed a number of things. First of all, both
    times the water is to drain from the tub it does so completely and
    within a minute. I also noticed that when the basket is supposed to
    spin and just after the water drains, it doesn't spin at all even
    though I hear a noise which sounds like it should be spinning. The
    other two scenarios during this wash is that it will finally start
    spinning after the rinse but that toward the end of the spin it slows
    down considerably and then eventually stops spinning about two minutes
    before the complete cycle is finished.

    In addition to this question, I need clarification. I thought the motor
    coupler replaced the belts from the older models. Much of the
    literature that I have read on the subject mentions belts in the basket
    drive mechanism. Could this be my problem and if so how can I verify.

    Thanks so much for your help.





1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 2 tips or uploaded 1 video tip.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 62 Answers

Before you do anything else...have you fully checked the pump system...thats starting at the pump to the termination of the drain hose. Coins and objects can cause partcial blockage which can cause the symptoms you described. Let me know how you get on.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

  • Rene Jan 04, 2008

    I myself have not got specific manuals....yet.... just in the process.

    You should see a belt if its there. What you say sounds right.

    Sounds like the mechanical is working ok, Possible that its electrical. Some models have a seperate controller for control of the motor...reversing module. when faulty they can cause various problems.

    So check your program settings. past that the contoller..(s)is..are...not sending the correct signal to the motor.

    the reason for this explanation is you said it spun briefly on rinse



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore elite HE4 moldy smell

keep door open after you use it....keep them open until you use it again.... door can be opened just a little, but can not be closed

let machine work once with highest temperature without anything inside..... with little detergent you always wash away that smell...

if you keep it closed, then moisture will remain in and provide good environment to bacteria causing black mold to live there.....

you can remove that only mechanically..... take some old dry dampcloth and wipe it away.... it will take some time and hard work.:)

Jan 13, 2014 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Softener reservoir doesn't drain when washing. Kenmore Elite about one and a half years old.

Possible blocking on the drain from the tray, remove the accumulated softener from the dispenser , clean and check the drain line. It can be blocked with residue or dirt.

Mar 17, 2013 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

I have a Kenmore Elite top-loading washer, the spin cycle doesn't wring out the clothes dry. Is it worth repairing or should I just replace the unit?


the problem a lot of times when that happens is a broken motor coupler and a coupler is easy and cheap to replace. This video shows how to replace the coupler so watch it to see how to get to coupler to see if its broken.

I hope this helps


Aug 03, 2011 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Kenmore elite dryer is not generating heat to dry clothes. The machine is less than 4 years old

Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Hi,
If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


Sep 01, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore Front loader washer doesn't spin clothes as dry as before

The out-put pump is possible clogged up and not moving the water efficiently, also check the pully belt is tight

Dec 14, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Washing machine fault

lg trom showing E and on display won't drain

Mar 26, 2008 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Kenmore elite washer top loading 6 years old clothes still wet after spin cylce

Click on 'washing machines', then brand name (below FIXYA) on this website, type in your model number & search. You will get a shortlist; click on your model,below the page u will get Manual/Guides. Click on the blue, you have your manual on line. Possible your filter is clogged after these years.
And dont forget to rate me on this great site.

Jan 21, 2008 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite top load set

fabric softener will leave oily looking stains on certain fabric. oil stains will not wash out.i do not recommend using softener in washers it gums up everything!

Nov 03, 2007 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 2303x Top Load Washer Logo

776 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2699 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5690 Answers

Jim Goldsmith
Jim Goldsmith

Level 3 Expert

2005 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides