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Kenmore 90 series that wont agitate or spin

The washer fills but will not agitate,seems to go through all the cycles.when it should spin it just dumps water.

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  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    is this a front load or top load model would help if its a front loader is the door locked if its a top load check the lid switch

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Could be the door switch, do you hear a clicking sound when you close the lid?

Does the motor hum at all in drain/spin?

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 90 Series Washer

You have a broken lid switch. Its # ll in the diagram. Part # is 3949238. Let me know if you need info on how to replace it, Dave www.washermd.com
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Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Washer 110.26912690 series 90

Hi Norm. Welcome to FixYa.
The first thing to check with the kind of symptoms your machine exhibits is the operation of the lid switch. Make sure that the pin/plunger on the lid itself has not broken off, and check the actuator lever on the switch itself. It is REALLY common on your model for the actuator arm to break off or crack, and this will cause no spin/no pump problems. Your machine is built by Whirlpool and the part number for the switch assembly is a 3849238. You can get it at any local whirlpool parts center in your area.

I hope you find this info helpful and thank you for allowing us to serve you.

Happy New Year from the FixYa crew!

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 90 Series Heavy Duty Washer - Agitator doesnt spin

THIS IS A TYPICLE PROBLEM . BETWEEN THE MOTOR & THE TRANSMISSION THERE IS A COLLECTOR ASSEMBY (THREE PIECE
SET) REAL EASY TO GET TOO EASY TO FIX . ALSO COST EFFICENT

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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