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.
It sounds as if the "spin tube" that turns the drum has become dis-connected from the "drive block" which locks the spin tube to the drum.
See the following for how to access the tube and drive block.
You don't need a special spanner wrench to remove the spanner nut. I've used a short 10" pipe wrench hooked around one of the tabs on the nut and hit the handle of the wrench with a hammer to loosen it.
Also, don't directly hit the drive block with a hammer (it's soft metal) instead put a short piece of wood under the drive block and tap the wood up with a hammer.
If the tabs on the drive tube aren't aligned with the slots in the drive block, the tub can move around.
Posted on Nov 16, 2009
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