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Kenmore washer top load no spin

I have a Kenmore washer top load Model 20904. First stopped spinning then agitating. Makes some grinding noise when I try to restart it. Drains water OK. I suspected a coupling problem but could be something else. I removed the console and the cabinet then unscrewed all 3 retaining motor screws. The motor doesn't go down, seems to be retained by some part; by the anti-rattle clip as shown in the manual? I can't inspect the couplings if I can't remove the motor, unless something else is wrong.
Many thanks in anticipation for help.

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  • mishu64 May 10, 2008

    Fixed by myself.

    Didn't have time to wait. I turned the machine upside down, removed the pump, then pulled the motor away from the gear case and there it was: a broken coupling. Made from plastic and rubber. Some plastics are aging fast and it's normal to be in the first line of failures. The exploded illustrations in the manual were more than helpful.

    Sounds easy but this job is no fun.

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That is only 2 screws holding the motor, and 2 clips at the pump a 2 at the motor.
1st took the pump and than the motor and you gonna see the coupling

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