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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,

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  • 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.





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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.

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  • 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



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