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I have a 1999 Kenmore Series 90 Super Capacity Plus washer (model # 110.26912691)(made by whirlpool). I am getting very intermittent round grease like spots on clothes. I've ruled out the fabric softener theory since mine is removed from the top of the agitator. I removed the complete agitator assembly and noticed grease on the shaft for the splines where the agitator bolts onto it. This I assumed is normal, but also noticed some grease on lower shaft, and on top of the spanner nut which I'm not sure about. If it helps, I also noticed that the white paint is rubbed off the wash basket where it appears that the agitator has been rubbing/sitting on the wash basket exposing the black primer. Any advice is advice is appreciated. I'd attach photo's but know how to on this blog. Jim - j.hoerth@tx.rr.com.

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This is bad news my friend, the likely hood of the transmission is bad...

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  • j_hoerth Mar 14, 2011

    1. isn't the transmission the same as the gearcase?
    2. the gear-case looks like it's outside the tub, but has a drive tube with seals that look to slide down over the gear-case shaft?
    2. is it possible that it could it be the seals for the drive tube?
    sorry for the questions, but trying to avoid spending the $200 for a gear-case if possible.
    thanks.

  • hojo312 Jun 20, 2011

    Hi J Hoerth, having the same problem with intermittent black grease spots - did you work it out? hojo@bigpond.net.au

  • hojo312 Jun 20, 2011

    Hi J Hoerth, having the same problem with intermittent black grease spots - did you work it out? hojo@bigpond.net.au

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Kenmore 90 series heavy duty super capacity plus quiet pak washing machine leaks a small amount water from the bottom front of washer when running a wash cycle.


If your TOP LOADING Whirlpool manufactured washer (Kenmore) is leaking, the following link explains how to remove the exterior washer case in order to accurately inspect the washer interior components for the source of your leak:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576648-washer_leak__top_loader


If the leak is more like a constant drip, a common source of leaks with Whirlpool manufactured top loaders is a leaking drain pump. These pumps are not serviceable and if damaged, must be replaced. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3794382-replacing_water_pump_whirlpool_top


Don't forget to check all drain hose connections under the washer and the center tub seal.

Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartrsdirect.com
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Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. The first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.

If you have any questions, please post back with a complete MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Kenmore Washer 90 Series Super Capacity will not agitate or spin.


http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=3437.0
Yes, you have a direct drive coupling problem. Use this video to replace your part.
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The capacity of the Kenmore 80 series is 3.0 cubic foot. The 90 series washer is 3.2 cubic foot.

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What is the capacity of my Kenmore washer?


3.2cu ft.

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Kenmore 90 plus series: heavy duty super capacity won't agitate


this is the site to find out how to fix your washer.
you have a broken drive coupling.
it probably wont agitate or spin, but will fill and drain.
you need to remove 2 screws from the control panel, hinge it back and then remove the 2 brass colored clips that hold the cabinet to the base. once you do then pull the entire cabinet forwards to a 45 degree angle and pull it off the base.
then pull the 2 clips off pump and then 2 more on the motor. that will allow you to get to the drive coupling. you will find it to be broken.
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On newer, and sometimes a little newer, Whirlpool and Kenmore (Kenmore is made by Whirlpool) considers a few things in determing capacity. Most of the inner baskets are the same size, but they also add in agitator action into the mix. A Kenmore with an auger top agitator would have higher capacity than a Kenmore with just a normal agitator, even though it has the same sized drum. So a super capacity washer would have theoretically less CLEANING CAPACITY than a super capacity plus. The agitator action is actually what determines capacity on these models. So, with that in mind, cubic load should be about the same on both units. Sorry that I had to go into "Bill Nye The Washer Guy" mode, but thats about the only way to describe. Let me know if I can confuse you any more haha. Seriously though, if you need further help or info, write back, and will try to get you some other information. Remember, this theory only works on top load "normal people" washers, not the front loaders.

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