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My Kenmore 700 Series washing machine started leaking. When the problem was diagnosed the washing machine basket had slid down the drive shaft to where the basket was rubbing against the bottom of the tub. This caused it to wear a groove in the bottom and started leaking. The basket drive block was 2 3/4 in and the drive shaft was 3 1/2 inch which left a 3/4 inch gap for the drive block to slide down. When it slid down the cleats at the bottom of the basket drum wore a groove in the plastic tub. Have you heard of this happening before with this unit. Sears claims that they only have a bulletin for the replacement of the tub gasket and a sleeve (TB26-80) for water leaks. What would you recommend that I do. They are sending a tech out next week at a cost to me, but I think that this is a design flaw or a miss used part (basket drive block).

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I used to work for Sears as a home repair technician and washers and dryers were my specialty. Most likely the problem is with your water pump. I ran across this issue many times and what happens is people leave things in their pockets and it destroys the pump. A hair pin or coins, I have even seen socks and under ware get stuck in them causing leaks. What you want to do is tip the machine back and look at the pump. It is located right at the front of the washer with two hoses connected to it. You will want a pair of hose clamps though if you don't want water all over your floor. Disconnect the pump and look inside it for anything causing the motor inside to not work, this will cause slow draining and even leaking. If it looks clear then look for any cracks in the pump. If there is a crack then it needs to be replaced. Just call your local appliance repair place and tell them what you need. Pumps run around 30 bucks or less on average for Kenmore's. If everything looks good on the pump check the hoses that run from the pump and make sure there are no cracks or holes in the hoses. If they look good then the only thing left is the tub and the overflow tube. Chances are though that your pump is what the problem is and it is an easy fix. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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This machine has a direct drive pump, in all likelyhood the pump is leaking...unplug machine...pull it out...tip machine on its back so you can access the bottom, if it is the pump there should be water around where the pump connects to the motor, if it is the pump it is a simple process of releasing 2 clips and taking the inlet and outlet pipes off the pump..install new pump the way you took old one off. you can obtain the part from www.repairclinic.com If you would like to give me more details on your dryer i may be able to work out what is wrong with it.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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Hi there,

Yes its true that this washer not worth repair.... Better you can go for a new washer..
I have a question - is there any error code on the display control?
thanks

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

See the section for the basket and tub assembly's

I'd pull the cabinet in order to get to the hoses going to and from the pump first.

See the following:

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131

If the hoses are fine, I'd also check the gaskets at the bottom of the tub.

If you're reasonably mechanically inclined, these are easy fixes.

If you have to get to the gaskets at the bottom of the tub, see the following for how to remove the agitators, pump, motor, transmission, spin tube and basket.

(It sounds a bit complicated but it's not really that difficult.)

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

You don't have to buy a special spanner wrench to remove the spanner nut. I've used a short 10" pipe wrench hooked over one of the tabs on the spanner nut, tap the handle with a hammer and it should loosen.

Also, don't directly hit the drive block with a hammer. Use a short piece of wood under the drive block and tap up on the wood.

As an aside, see the following Whirlpool Service Manual for top load direct drive washers.


https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf

Depending on the problem (hoses or gasket) it's certainly less expensive than calling in a repair person.



Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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SOURCE: Trying to remove spin basket (inner tub) from Washing Machine

See the Sears parts site for washer 82372110.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110.82372110

The following may also help.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=146


Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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