I had just replaced coupler on my kenmore top load model 23832100 becouse it had broke during spin cycle now every thing work except spin
First, see the Sears parts list for your washer: (Always a good thing to have)
Next, see the following Whirlpool / Kenmore Service Manual for these washers:
The first thing to check is:: Are you sure that you re-connected the Lid Switch. You have to disconnect the switch in order to pull the cabinet to get to the Motor coupler and (I've done it) you may have forgotten to re-plug the switch.
I'd also check to verify that the coupler is in place correctly.
Since very few "expensive" things go wrong with these washers, If the switch is in place, the motor coupler is fine and it fills, agitates and drains OK, the problem MAY be the "Neutral Drain Assembly" in the gearcase. It's an inexpensive but messy fix.
Those cams/gears etc. in that assembly keep the washer from spinning until all of the water is pumped out and then go into spin mode.
When ours had a similar problem, we looked at the transmission parts list (available on a number of sites) and on the Whirlpool site (Whirlpool makes Kenmore) and noticed that the one of the cams in the neutral assembly which is supposed to have a small spring, didn't on ours when we tore the transmission apart again
Found the part number for a kit (Whirlpool part number 388253 Neutral Assembly) for $15.00 and replaced the cams and gears.
In order to get the transmission out, you have to remove the cabinet, the fabric dispenser and both agitators. The top agitator uses a plastic 1/2" drive bolt (a 1/2" socket extension works well).
You don't have to remove the drum.
Lay the machine down (after disconnecting power and hoses, remove the pump (two clips), the motor (two screws hold two clips on the motor), lift and set the motor aside.
Remove two 1/2 inch bolts for the motor mounting plate and three 1/2 inch bolts for the transmission.
Pull the transmission, remove the clutch (there is a spring clip that holds the clutch on the main agitator shaft), remove the 8 screws carefully the transmission holds 15Oz of gear oil (auto parts store) , remove the clip holding the main spin gear on and check the plastic cams.
If the cam that should have a spring doesn't, or the others look damaged, or the main spin gear is damaged the washer won't go into spin mode.
If that's the problem, install a Neutral drain kit, put everything back together carefully and the problem may be solved.
As an aside, fixing ours cost less than $30 including 80-90 weight gear oil vs. $170 for a new transmission.
Jan 16, 2011 |
Kenmore 15864/15862 Top Load Washer