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Kenmore 90 series will not agitate or spin

Checked the motor coupler (intact, replaced it 1.5 yrs ago) and lid switch (intact, responds to being depressed by screwdriver).

Agitator/basket will attempt to spin, but fail within 5 seconds. Buzzing sound ensues, if left, will trigger the circuit breaker.

Visual inspection shows no oil under the chassis.

Thanks in advance for your ideas!

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    bubbaMcBubba Jan 16, 2008

    Looks like you called it, Catriver.

    SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) must've been washing some pillows--the pump ass'y was lousy with polyfill. Got that fished out, reassembled, and it looks like it's working fine now--though I guess I should wait to see if it drains and spins fine, too, before I rest on my laurels.

    If you're ever in the Durham, NC area, I owe you a couple of homebrews. The washer rests in my brewcave (basement) so the fruits of labor can be appreciated simultaneously.

  • hakimis Jan 22, 2008

    Can anyone tell me where the instructions are and how to fix the will not spin issue? We just noticved it last night...please email me the info at



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Bubba, before you get into the spin tube, brake or clutch, this sounds more like you have something caught between the basket and tub or you have something jammed in the pump. First check that out and post back. Catriver.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

  • Ron Marek
    Ron Marek Jan 16, 2008

    Good work Bubba, my son lives in Charlotte, so I might take you up on that, see if you can come up with some Texas medicine or railroad ginn....Catriver



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