Kenmore Washer 70 Series shakes badly during spin after repairs
My husband and I just replaced the clutch on our 70 series Kenmore washing machine yesterday after doing some research here and elsewhere on the web. Everything went okay until after we reassembled the machine. When it gets to the spin cycle after rinse, it starts out fine and then shakes very badly, almost like something is not hooked up. What have we missed? Any ideas? My husband said that there was a small plastic clip that broke when he was taking it apart.
Thanks for any help
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Check door switch: If
the lid switch is bad it will not drain or spin. Try this test: With lid open
let it finish wash cycle. Press lid switch down with screwdriver. Washer should begin draining.
Release switch. Motor should stop. Press
switch a second time. Washer should
start spinning as it continues to drain. If motor doesn't come on while lid
switch is pressed, replace the switch.
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it sounds like you have a bad clutch in the washer. To diagnose
this failure, you would need to pull off the washer cabinet and pull
the transmission. It is likely that you would find the clutch band
glazed over. It is probably not exerting enough torque to release the
brake and spin the washer.If you find this problem, you can try
sanding the band to rough it up. Reassemble the washer and check for
proper spin. If this fixes the problem, you will need to order and
replace the clutch band. This type of procedure is usually
performed by a service technician. I don't recommend attempting this
repair unless you are completely confident that you can safely perform
This is usually caused by the lid safety switch. When the switch malfunctions, The washer believes the lid is open and the washer will not spin or empty. The switch is intended to prevent injury during the spin cycle. The timer could be bad but it is usually the switch..
I have the same kenmore and have experience this before. It is unbalanced. Get a spirit level to check for balance. To rebalance, empty the washer (so it's not heavy), lean over the washer and grab the back, tilt it forward and the auto balancing legs should reposition themselves. Re-check for balance using the spirit level. If still out, adjust the front feet of the washer by screwing the legs up or down (using a wrench). This will cure the problem (unless you have a very unbalanced load of towels for instance). Good luck
i have a kenmore 70 series washer model 10020722990
it will fill with water but will not wash. if you put it on spin the water will drain but it will not spin. it sounds like the motor turning. is it a clutch that has broken.