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Kenmore Washing machine spins slow

Machine washes normally but will not kick into the "fast" spin cycle. It just spins the same "slow" spin it uses during the delicate cycle.

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  • Chuckdad Jan 15, 2008

    The washer has 3 wash cycles. With the Heavy and regular cycles it is supposed to spin at a "fast" speed but it only spins at the slower speed which is supposed to be for the "delicate cycle." Therefore it doesn't get the clothes as dry as it should.

  • Chuckdad Jan 15, 2008

    Correct, no "speed selection switch" just the 3 different cycle settings. I'll try the timer. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    fast spin cycle

  • thesavards Sep 05, 2014

    If the switch is not bad depending on the model underneath towards the back there is an electronic part called the speed board. This could also be the problem.

  • thesavards Sep 05, 2014 Here is an example of the speed board. you can look your model number up at and that will give you the part numbers. You can then use those numbers to search on ebay. I have gotten a few parts this way makes it a bit more affordable.



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If it has a speed selection switch than this switch is likely to be bad, other than that are you sure that It once has high spin in the cycle you are using??

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    joey shearer Jan 15, 2008

    are you saying that it has no speed selection switch?? If so, then the problem is likely the timer.



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