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Kenmore Series 90 - Model 20990902

I'm a single pregnant mum to be, whose laundry is piling up.

My Kenmore Washer has stopped spinning when in cycle, the water will pump out but the agitator wont spin. I have removed the cap to gain access to the Agitator however there is no bolt to unscrew or further cap to dismantle. Any ideas how I can get any further to see what the problem may be?


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  • ownafc Feb 07, 2008

    This is all the information from the plate inside the washer

    Kenmore Series 90

    10 120 60

    Model: 110.20902990

    CK 1766183

    Type II

  • ownafc Feb 07, 2008

    there is a bolt but it doesnt have a head on it which would enable me to use a socket set :-(

    I will check your other points. Thank you

  • ownafc Feb 07, 2008

    I really cant see any bolt head, please review these photos

  • ownafc Feb 07, 2008

    Item 22 blocks the removal of the vertical metal shaft which does not have a head!

  • ownafc Feb 07, 2008

    I have removed this piece, now and nothing seems to be broken or any teeth removed or any corrosion.

    I have checked the pump and removed the coupler to the pump, totally clear water drained out and nothing looks like it is obstructing the pump

    The motor does not have black dust or loose parts.

    Previously when the machine was not in pieces, the water did pump out but the machine did not go into spin cycle, it just whirred.

    Where would a belt be? We have 3 dogs, what could dog hair do to a machine? (or is that a dumb question)

    THANKS for ALL your help!

  • ownafc Feb 07, 2008

    I don't have an OHM Meter handy to test the switch, I will have to go out and purchase one.


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I don't see that model # listed. Please recheck and get back to us

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    According to my documents once you remove the cap you should see a bolt down at the bottom inside. 7/16" I think. Remove that and the agitator should pull off.Grab from the bottom tho or it could separate. That may not be your problem tho. Check the lid switch. A distinctive "click" should be heard when you lower the lid within an inch or so to the bottom. Also check the coupler. Lean the machine back and check between the motor and transmission for black dust, any broken plastic parts or a looseness in the little plastic joint that connects the motor to the transmission. Let me know what you find


    It should have a head. might be covered wih scum


    Here's what my diagram shows. Look at key #5


    Must be that that part is threaded onto the shaft and you have to turn it off. Get a square object into the recess and try unscrewing it. I suspect the hub will loosen along with the base of the agitator


    These machines have no belt. The coupler

    takes its place. Make sure it isn't cracked especially where the shaft goes through. Doghair is unlikely to cause a problem unless a huge amount of it was interfering with free movement of the inner basket. A sock or other small article of clothing caught in there is far more likely. That's easy to check for shine a bright light into the outer tub and look all around. BTW Did you check the lid switch as I instructed?


    No real need to. Just open and close the lid. A distinctive "click" should be heard. If not replace the switch


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