Question about Kenmore 3.2 cu. ft. Plus Top Load Washer
I am looking for answers regarding how to re-attach (?) the drum inside the washer. It's as if it has come off and now spins wildly during the agitation and spin cycles. Is there a way I can fix this without having to call a plumber?
This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.
First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.
If this is a basic top load, direct drive, it sounds as if the "Drive Block Nut" has come loose and the tub is no longer connected to the drive block OR (hopefully not) the Drive Tube itself has broken.
See the following for how to access the tub and drive block / nut. (You don't have to pull the pump, motor and transmission to check them)
Also see the Whirlpool / Kenmore Service manual for top load, direct drive washers.
You don't have to buy a special spanner wrench ($20) to remove the spanner nut. I've used a short 10" pipe wrench (about $9.00 also good for cracking walnuts) hooked over one of the tabs on the spanner nut, tap the handle with a hammer and it should loosen.
Also, don't directly hit the drive block with a hammer. Use a short piece of wood under the drive block and tap up on the wood.
If the drive tube is broken (or the tabs have broken off) use the above procedures to pull the drive tube and brake in order to replace it.
If this is a basic top load, direct drive machine, they are relatively easy to fix if you are comfortable with basic tools (socket set, pliers, screwdriver). Being somewhat of a clutz, I've even torn the complete transmission down on one of these without any problem.
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