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Kenmore Series 90 intermittent spin. Washer will go through normal wash cycle, but will often not spin during rinse or spin cycles. Upon observation, machine was seen to appear to "lock up" when entering spin phase of rinse cycle. Water will pump out, but basket will not move as it should. Spin would start but abruptly stop within a small arc as if stopped mechanically and not spin at all for the rest of the cycle. During this occurrence, a faint electrical smell was noticed, similar to a motor overloading or being pushed too hard. Interestingly enough, if the timer switch dial is pulled out to stop the cycle and then pushed back in to start it again, the problem disappears and the machine spins as it should. I'm thinking it's a switch problem, perhaps one circuit not breaking before the next is engaged. (Something like a sticking relay, but I didn't see one in the diagrams.) Perhaps the motor switch trying to energize more than one speed setting at a time, or the timer switch not performing the proper sequence.

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Travioso, there was two service flashes out on this model concerning the seal and bearing which means they had an issue with this washer. The howling noise you are hearing is the bearing and will need the new designed triple seal and bearing kit. This should be covered under your warranty, I believe it is 5 years. The numbers for the service flashes are TDL-0048A-B. Call Maytag and inquire about these service flashes, these should be covered. Catriver.

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You may try the speed selection switch.....Ive had problems with these.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Series 70 won't spin

Sounds like you have got a basket drive and sub-pack issue. These are very hard to change out because it requires you to remove the inner basket, motor, transmission, agitator, pump, etc. The part number for these are:

Clutch Kit (Sub-Pack): 285785
Basket Drive/Spin Tube: 285792

If you think your up to the task, let me know and will send you some general info on getting the stuff in and out. Good Luck!!!!

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SOURCE: Kenmore front-load washer stops at rinse cycle

When the washer initially fills for the wash, is it only hot water entering the drum? Try switching the water temperature between hot and cold as it fills. If any of them show little or no water getting through, it sounds too easy but check to make sure water supply taps are on, and that the cold/hot fill hoses aren't reversed. Remove the fill hoses and check any of the screen filters for blockage (in the hoses and in the inlet water valve). When the machine stops and waits to fill but all you hear is a hum, it sounds like there is power going to the valve but water is not able to get through it.
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