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Kenmore Washer wont spin

Top loading direct drive Kenmore 110.22882101
It agitates and drains but won't spin out. The motor runs. The coupling looks fine. Not sure what a bad clutch would look like but it looked normal to me. What else can I trouble shoot?  Thanks!

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  • Ballew May 13, 2008

    Nope, the motor runs with the lid closed or with a screwdriver in the sensor it's just not spinning. It does move with ease when I turn it by hand so the brake is disengaged. Could it be the transmission?

  • Ballew May 14, 2008

    I checked the pump and it's fine. It does go to the rinse cycle. In fact everything works except for the spin out. So clothes are clean just super wet. :-) I feel it may be the transmission but don't want to spend the $160 for the part and then find out it wasn't the problem.

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Check out the sensor switch that s under the top where the door closes , it could be defective or loose , hope its helpful , AJ

Posted on May 13, 2008

  • ALBERT GARCIA
    ALBERT GARCIA May 13, 2008

    you mean it doesnt go to the rinse cycle ? if this is the case,then lets check the DRAIN MOTOR PUMP , its a little motor with 2 hoses attached to it , it could be clogged , take it out for inspection , clean it , and try again , AJ

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