We have a Kenmore washing machine and it does not spin out the clothes. I can hear the motor and the
water is plumped out but the spinning does not happen.
Can anyone give any suggestion as to what the problem might be.
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Re: spin cycle on washing maching
It sounds like you could have a defective motor coupling. This is a common problem for this model washer and is easily repaired. The parts are not expensive and not too difficult for the average do-it-yourselfer. If you wish to repair yourself, click on the link below for step-by-step instructions.
Parts are available at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your complete model number (located around the wash tub opening) in the "Search by Model Number" block and look for item 13 under the heading for the motor, clutch and pump assemblies. This part should only be about $15. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have further questions.
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If its a front loader there is liquid inside the drum put there by the manufacturer for balance and stability when the machine is running, that's probably the water sound you hear when you move it around.
The clothes too wet after spin cycle tells me that the water ump is functioning. If it wasn't, there would still be lots of water in the machine when the cycle ended. These Kenmores have the water pump mounted on one side of the electric drive motor and the transmission, drive shaft, and agitator on the other side. The transmission is fastened to the motor by a "coupler", a three piece assy that often breaks. This common failure allows the machine to complete a cycle, however, because of the broken coupler, there is no drive to the tub and no spin or agitate. The clothes seem wet because the spin motion is supposed to provide the force to extract the excess moisture. Leave the lid open and verify that there is no agitate or spin.(During spin cycle use a pen to press down on the safety interlock, a small opening on the the of the machine, toollow the unit to spin with the lid open). If you verify this, flip the machine over and locate the coulper on one side of the motor. One side will be cracked along the shaft. Sears parts stores carry the coupler in stock. ($18.50) Hope this helps.
It turns out that there was a sock stuck within the pump in the washing machine. I removed the back cover and removed all the excess water, because once the sock was removed, the water was free to escape. I just removed the hose that connects to the pump and felt the sock, and was able to remove it. Once I hooked everything back up, the washing machine ran great.
Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.