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Kenmore 80 series washer

I have an 11 year old Kenmore 80 series. The water fills like it should but then I have to jiggle the speed knob to make it start agitating. One of the speeds (fast/slow) is not working at all now and the slow/slow speed is the speed we must jiggle. The other two speeds work fine but I don't use them often. The cycle timer will continue to go...as if the machine is agitating during the wash cycle. The rinse/spin work fine. Please help.

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Your transmission is not engaging thats why the speed changes your making will sometimes get it to work.Honestly any machine after the 10 year age mark is not worth the cost of replacing the transmission.

Posted on May 23, 2008

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