Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
My Kenmore 90 Series washer had a broken motor coupler. It would agitate, but wouldn't spin. So we replaced the coupler, and now it won't agitate OR spin. Help?
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.
The first and easiest question is: Did you remember to re-connect the Lid Switch???
If it still won't agitate or spin, I'd check that the Motor coupler was installed correctly and hasn't destroyed itself.
I'd also test the switch.
Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.
This is a Whirlpool PDF on how these washers operate. It has a diagram on jumping the switch as well as a detailed section on how the transmission works.
It also has a troubleshooting guide.
To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.
Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.
With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.
If it works, the Lid Switch is a relatively inexpensive part and only requires you to access the console and remove the cabinet.
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