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We have a Kenmore Elite clothes washer model 110.2494 purchased in 2003. Every time my wife washes sheets (either 1 or two king size) they twist into a tight rope. Some research suggests that replacing the impeller with a modified one (PN: W10077050) will solvethe problem. Is that true? If so, is it somehting that a mechanically inclined guy can normally do? Where can I get replacement procedure instructions? Are there other likely solutions?

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Start the washer. Once it begins agitating raise the lid and observe the tub.
The agitator should be going back and forth.
The tub should be stationary.
If he tub is moving also,you have a bad transmission.
You may have to manually close the lid switch to watch this process with the lid open.

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

  • dankline789 Mar 30, 2011

    thank you jumptrout51: I just ran a short test load and held the lid switch whil the lid wwas open so I could observe the agitator and tub motion. the agitator is alternating back and forth but the tub is still - so that does not seem to be the problem. any other suggestions? what do you know about replacing the wash plate with the new design (w10077050 kit part no.)? DanT

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