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Spin switch is broken have part how do I take the back off model #20852

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My washer drains but doesn't spin. It makes the draining sound but the motor does not turn. The motor operates during agitation.


Could be the lid switch is broken, It is a safty feature not spin because they lid switch is broken

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Is there a spin ony program?


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It fills with water, but won't spin to wash the clothes


Without knowing what brand of washer, I would bet that it has a broken lid switch
These can fail and still look good from above but will not allow the machine to
spin out if they are broken. The model and serial number should be under the back
edge of the lid. Make sure to unplug before servicing. Hope this was helpful.

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My washer functions on all cycles but will not spin


Generally if a washer will not spin it is due to a broken door (lid) switch. The lid switch
can appear good but may be cracked. You can find the model number under the lid
and google parts for that particular model. Many parts sites have expanded
diagrams to help figure out how it comes apart.

(Generally the two screws on the control panel are removed
and the panel hinges back to access the plug to remove the switch)

Hope this helps.

Mar 06, 2011 | Roper Washing Machines

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I have a Kenmore Model number 20852 washing machine. The motor runs and the water drains but it will not spin. Any suggestions?


You may have a damaged or broken motor coupling. Whirlpool manufactured top loading washers (such as your Kenmore) use a motor coupling between the drive motor and gearcase (transmission) in place of a drive belt. This configuration is known as "direct-drive". The coupling can break through normal wear and tear. Washing frequent loads of heavy items and reduce the life span of the coupler. The following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574231-replacing_a_motor_coupling

The part number for a replacement motor coupling is inlcuded in the link I provided. Replacements can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
appliancepartspros.com
pcappliancerepair.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I have listed also included helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying any parts you may need.

If you have any questions, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate along the wash tub rim under the lid) and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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I filled my washing machine with clothes tonight and it got to the end of the short cold wash cycle and had stopped running so I pushed in the knob then pulled it back out and then pushed it back in and...


It sounds as if the machine doesn't spin during the spin cycle. Normally the agitator stops spinning, fairly quickly, if the lid is opened during the spin cycle.That safety circuit includes a switch mounted under the opening and is set by a tab on the lid that protrudes thru a small hole in the top of the washer. The most likely failure on most Kenmore models is that switch, broken or loose, the tab on the lid broken, or the two misaligned. I would need the model number of your washer, located on a tag on the bottom of the lid to be more specific

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Kenmore Series 80 Washer, Model 20852 - Agitator not turning well, making noise


Hi, If the washer spins properly but the agitator does not work, it could be the dog kit needs replaced. If the washer does not agitate or spin, it is probably the coupler.
Put the washer in wash cycle with no laundry in it and see if the lower prt of the agitator moves. If the agitator moves, try and hold the upper half of the agitator and see if it will only move one direction.The agitaor dog kit is designed to only let the top part of the agiator to grab one way. When they go bad, they can make some noise.
To replace the dog kit in the agitator, remove the top cap/rinse dispenser and the inner bolt cover. Remove the 7/16” bolt and lift the agitator out of the washer. Separate the 2 halfs of the agitator and replace the dog kit inside the upper part of the agitator.
Please let me know if this helps you or if I can assist you further.

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Kenmore washer won't drain water or spin. I had this problem before and think I can fix. The part was below according the repairman but I can't figure out how to remove the cover to get to part. Help....


This is fairly simple to diagnose. Since the pump mounts on the motor and it is not pumping and since it is also not spinning therefore the pump does not work either then it can only be a broken lid switch.
Use a screwdriver to remove the screws holding down the control panel,then swing it upwards. Pop the s clips in the rear and remove the lid switch disconnect. Tip the case forward and remove it.You will now be able to repair the washer! The lid must be closed for spin. The lid has a striker in it that pushes against the lidswitch arm. This switch allows for spin IF the lid is closed. The switch may have failed. Mechanically the striker may be broken or the actuator arm may be broken. ls2.jpg here is a broken lid switch You can test the switch. If you have a meter. If not you can simply bypass this switch. In my left hand here is the lid switch male plug which I have removed from the lid switch harness. If I wanted to i could simply place a jumper between the 2 outside wires and the washer would spin. a%20lid-switch-unplug.jpg Do not leave it bypassed if you have small children or braindead brother in laws. hidden%20screw%20on%20dd%20washer.jpg NOTE: newer models have the screw hidden
dd%20washer1.jpg Here is a view of the washer with the case removed.

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