Washer will not spin or agitate. Pump works.
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.
First, see the following Whirlpool Kenmore installation and service manual for top load, direct drive washers.
If it drains and you can hear the motor trying to turn the transmission for the agitate mode, the obvious first answer is the Motor coupler. I'd replace it just to be sure.
If it's not the Coupler, the problem points to the transmission itself.
There are only two components of the gearcase that are used for both agitating and spinning.
One is the Agitator shaft which drives the agitator and holds the spin pinion that drives the clutch for spinning.
The other is the main "Bottom and pinion gearcase" itself.
Please see the following Whirlpool parts list for commercial top load direct drive washers although the consumer models use the same transmission parts.
Oct 24, 2009 |
Kenmore Washing Machines