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Kenmore 80 series washer wont rinse/spin

Ok...here's what happened: I loaded my washer, made sure to evenly distrubute the clothes (since it has a tendency to shake really hard when it's on spin cycle if weight isn't distributed properly). Well about 20 minutes later I heard that load banging/shaking noise so I ran to check. I re-distributed the clothes and turned it back on and it started shaking again and then I heard a kind of bang and stopped. I tried to run the wash cycle from beging and it stops once it gets to the rinse cycle. I then turned it to the rinse cycle and it begin to fill with water..nothing else. What broke and can it be fixed without the help of a repairman? Will it cost a lot to rapair or am I better off buying a new washer?

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  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    Yes....I just threw a load in earlier today. I heard this terrible banging noise. The whole washer was moving around due to the banging. I opened the lid and noticed that the clothes were not spinning, but the whole inside basin was just jostling around banging the sides of the washer. I evened out the clothes, thinking that the weight maybe needing more even distribution. Still, when I turned it on, it kept happening again and again. 

  • danileigh Apr 12, 2008

    I am having a similar problem with my washer. It fills for the rinse/spin cycle - but does not spin. Instead the machine is just making this very loud annoying sound that is difficult to explain. It is not a clicking noise- but it is also not a vibration noise either. I removed to soggy clothes - redistributed them and it still did not spin. I ended up taking the entire load out and letting the machine finish its course. The water did drain but the machine was still not spinning and was making that annoying noise.

    The machine was here when I purchased my home - the house is about 8 years old - so I am figuring that the machine is about that old as well.

    I am not mechanically inclined, so I can not even fathom where to start in fixing it myself. Is this something that a repair man can fix -inexpensively , Or should I just consider purchasing a new machine ??

  • Anonymous May 10, 2008


    • what did you do when it didn't rinse cause my washer stops when it reaches the rinse cycle, please help !

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I fixed the same problem by using this site: http://forum.doityourself.com/archive/index.php/t-156215.html

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Not draining or spinning os usually a sign of a bad lid switch can oyu hear hte lid "click" just before it closes??? try a few times you should hear the click if not you have a bad lid switch

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