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HI.... I would look at your door lock- lid switch ... is it working?? ... if it is then I would buy a speed board

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The machine doesn't spin properly and doesn't drain the water


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Lid Switch Assembly If the washer won't spin the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Motor Coupling If the washer won't spin the motor coupling might have failed. The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission. It is designed to fail if the washer is overloaded in order to protect both the motor and transmission. Another common problem is the lid switch.

Drive Belt If the washer won't spin, check the drive belt. If the belt is broken or if it isn't tight on the pulleys the washer won't spin properly.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly If the washer spin the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.
Motor Control Board If the washer won't spin the motor control board might be defective. The motor control board provides power to the motor as well as direction and force. If the motor control board is defective the washer may not work at all or function properly.

Drive Block If the washer won't spin the drive block might be worn out or may have come loose. Underneath the agitator the drive block connects the inner tub (the one that spins around) to the transmission. If the drive block wears out the transmission shaft will still spin but the tub may not - or it may spin slowly. This also usually causes a lot of noise. The drive block is relatively easy to replace.

Clutch Assembly If the washer won't spin, the clutch assembly might be worn out. The clutch assembly makes the connection between the transmission and the inner tub. It is designed to allow the tub to get up to the proper spin speed gradually. As the clutch wears out it may prevent the tub from spinning. The clutch is not repairable, if it is loud or not working properly it will need to be replaced.

Clutch Band kit If the washer won't spin, the clutch band kit might be worn out. The clutch makes the connection between the transmission and the inner tub. It is designed to allow the tub to get up to the proper spin speed gradually. As the clutch wears out it may prevent the tub from spinning. If the washer won't spin, this clutch band kit may need to be replaced.

Drive Motor If the washer won't spin the drive motor might be defective. This is not common. Check all of the other related parts to this symptom before replacing the motor. If the motor is visibly burned out or physically damaged It will have to be replaced.

Tub Bearing If the washer won't spin the tub bearing might have seized. This is a common problem and relatively easy to replace.

Tub Seal and Bearing Kit If the washer won't spin the tub seal and bearing might have seized. This is a common problem and relatively easy to replace.

Bearing If the washer won't spin the bearing might have seized. This is not common. The bearing doesn't require any normal maintenance. They generally go bad when the tub seal fails and allows water to leak past into the bearing.
Basket Drive If the washer won't spin the basket drive clutch might be worn out. The basket drive sits on top of the transmission and engages with the inner tub. If the basket drive wears out the tub won't spin.

Basket Drive Hub Kit If the washer won't spin the basket drive hub might be worn out. The hub is a set of plastic gears underneath the agitator. The basket drive hub kit is easy to replace with standard hand tools.
Transmission If the washer won't spin the transmission might be worn out or defective. There are numerous more likely causes when a washer won't spin, which should be checked first.
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Sep 28, 2012 | Hotpoint Washing Machines

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My Kenmore washing machine, model number 26812690, won't agitate or spin. It goes through all the cycles but the tub doesn't move


if its a direct drive , make sure the brake is releasing for starters, If the spin basket has difficulty getting up to speed, you have a slipping clutch. You can determine this by slightly holding the spin basket when you select spin.A rapid spin up to speed shows a "good" clutch. other things to check for are a broken coupler, or any item trapped between the drum and housing, ( which is what happens most the time, )


Jul 09, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Washer does not spin out water completely..I put on spin cycle manually and tub did not go until I gave it a push so under load I don't think it is spinning... does this sound like slipping belt?


nope, sorry.  most probably a bad clutch/brake or bad transmission.  odds are on the brake/clutch.   either way the trans has to be removed to fix.  not hard just tedious.

Jul 21, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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110.99575120 Does not spin but agitates. KENMORE Washer/dryer


kenmore washers have a rod that when the machine goes int spin will drop the rod so the drum clutch can start to spin if the clutch ring is good then your rod is stiff or stuck if the rod drops the clutch ring is bad goodluck

Mar 08, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Kenmore 70 series --check the coupler it looks in tact. It will not spin.. Is it in the transmission? Pump is ok coupler ok but barely spins with lots of noise


If the coupler is definitely intact then yes the problem would be in the transmission or clutch. The clutch is the silver peice mounted on top of the transmission part#285785. If you put the unit into spin and tip it back and can see the clutch spinning then problem is probably just your clutch. If you see a lot of oil dripping then you would need transmission and clutch which come as an assembly. I think part number is 3360629. Also make sure the center of the coupler is not bored out where is slips on the transmission and motor shafts. Hope this helps _MJ_

Jan 28, 2010 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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MY CLOTHES SPIN BUT STILL ARE VERY WET SOMEONE TOLD ME IT WAS THE CLUTCH DO YOU THINK THIS IS THE PROBLEM


More than likely it is the clutch. I would think if the tub is very loaded it just barely will get started spinning. However when the tub is empty to spins like crazy. If this is the case then it is the clutch.

Dec 08, 2008 | Kenmore 24902 Top Load Washer

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Kemore washing machine


The spin problem is related to the clutch and possibly the transmission. The transmission will leak oil which gets into the clutch causing it to slip. Reach underneath the machine and wipe your hand across the base of the transmission. If there is oil on your hand replace the transmission and clutch..

May 30, 2008 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Kenmore 80 series washer not spinning


you need the gear box not the timer.

Dec 20, 2007 | Washing Machines

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Kenmore Automatic washer -110.24862300


sounds like may be in clutch see if you can help the tub start spinning when trying in spin setting...if trying to turn or turns some and stops most likey clutch slipping

Sep 02, 2007 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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