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Kenmore washer overheats and shuts off

Hi, My washer a Kenmore 90 series, purchased in 1999, will fill with water and agitate, but then as the cycle approaches the point where it should drain and spin, it will overheat and stop. It will smell like burning rubber, and I can still hear the motor humming, but it's like it's "stuck" or something.  It will start again hours later and then the same thing happens on the rinse cycle.  Overall, it takes several hours to complete a load of laundry.  Sears recently replaced the motor back in March, and that didn't fix the problem, although they claim that the motor they removed was "burned out" Anyway, after 2 months of it shutting down intermittently, it began to happen more frequently, and Sears came back out and refunded me for the motor replacement. So, the washer has a new motor, but still is shutting down. The model number is 110.2691269. I am wondering if it can be repaired, or should I just get a new washer.

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It sounds like you have a bad timer. Your timer is basically a wheel that turn and opens and closes sets of contacts. Once these contacts go bad, they stick together. Your machine will basicall try to do a few things at once and over heat (hence the reason it works after it cools back down). A replacement timer should be availible from both your local appliance parts supplier and from the manufactures web site.

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• Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet?
Is the indicator on the Cycle Control knob properly lined up
with a cycle? Turn the Cycle Control knob to the right slightly
and pull to start.
Are the water inlet valve screens clogged?
Are both the hot and cold water faucets turned on?
Is the water inlet hose kinked?

• Does the water level seem too low, or does the washer
appear to not fill completely? The top of the agitator is
much higher than the highest water level. This is normal and
necessary for clothes to move freely.
• Has a fuse blown or is the circuit breaker open? If problem
continues, call an electrician.
• Are you using an extension cord? Do not use an extension
cord.
• Is the washer in a normal pause in the cycle? The washer
pauses for about 2 minutes during certain cycles. Allow the
cycle to continue. Some cycles feature periods of agitation
and soak.
• Is the washer overloaded? Wash smaller loads.
• Is the lid open? The lid must be closed during operation.
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