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WHEN I PUTT IT TO SPIN ....IT DOSENT SPIN ONLY THE WATER PUMP TURNS ON.......I PUTT a new lid switch and it does the same thing

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Hi, if your washer pumps but doesn't spin, there are several things that could be going wrong with it aside the lid switch. Check the possible causes below:

The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

The motor coupler may be broken. Many Whirlpool manufactured washers use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. You may need to replace it.

A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)

The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may use a clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the unit from spinning well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.

The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.

The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.

The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.

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Washer will not spin or rinse, will not drain the tub. Kenmore/80 series


The first thing I check it the lid switch.themobilian_1816.jpg If the lid is open the water won't pump out.themobilian_1817.jpg
The pump is mounted on the motor and discharges water when in spin mode. themobilian_1818.jpgolder models pump and spin while newer models pump first then spin thanks to a neat feature called a spin pawl.
If the lid switch is fine check for objects in the pump or a locked up pump. The newer model s discharge water first, If sand or other objects are in the pump it will over heat and do a meltdown.
Here is a nice home video that shows a pump with meltdown:

Their are several different models and all have a quirky way of getting into them. However they all have to have the controls flipped up to get into them. Video how to:




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Mar 10, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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My washer does not drain water in the spin cycle, any suggestions on what to look for?


Does it agitate? If it doesn't agitate or spin, it's probably the lid switch. If it won't pump out the water, it could be a bad pump or something plugging the pump.
To check the lid switch: http://www.fixya.com/support/t7616823-washer_not_working_correctly_iwill


To replace the lid switch: http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

If the machine doesn't pump there could be something clogged in the pump. The drain pump is attached to the motor with two flat clips. If you use a flat bladed screwdriver they are easy to remove. Pull it off of the shaft that turns it and see if the center piece facing the motor turns easily. If it does the pump is not clogged. If it is clogged then remove the two hoses attached to it as well. You can loosen the clamps from the hoses and move them away from the pump using a pair of pliers. Check the pump and the hoses for something that might be plugging them.


Feb 02, 2011 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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My washer works but after the rinse cycle, it will not drain the water, thus the spin cycle will not start either.


Does it agitate? If it doesn't agitate or spin, it's probably the lid switch. If it doesn't spin, it won't pump out the water (and vice versa) so it could also be a bad pump or something plugging the pump.
To check the lid switch: http://www.fixya.com/support/t7616823-washer_not_working_correctly_iwill
To replace the lid switch: http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

If the machine doesn't pump out the water there could be something clogged in the pump. The drain pump is attached to the motor with two flat clips. If you use a flat bladed screwdriver they are easy to remove. Pull it off of the shaft that turns it and see if the center piece facing the motor turns easily. If it does the pump is not clogged. If it is clogged then remove the two hoses attached to it as well. You can loosen the clamps from the hoses and move them away from the pump using a pair of pliers. Check the pump and the hoses for something that might be plugging them.

Jan 31, 2011 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Why won't my maching spin? It will fill and agitate, but not spin.


hi there the first thing ill tell you is that the washer needs to drain water before it can spin there are only a few factors that prohibit this operation a faulty lid switch secound a blown or blocked water pump being they are famous for jammed water pumps as they decided when they built the sysyem to turn the water pump upside down this causes a lot of stress on the water pump see if you can lay the hose on the ground and get all the water out i belive the machine will then start to spin dry. in this case it is the water pump and have it replaced


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Dec 02, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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It wont spin


Your washer has a lid switch.97a908d.jpg If the switch is broken the washer will not spin. The pump is mounted on the motor.c5ccc2f.jpg
In the wash cycle the pumps turns counterclockwise. In the spin cycle the pump turns clockwise, forcing the water out of the machine. So if that lidswitch is dead then she won't pump OR spin. This video shows how to get into your machine and the next one shows how to replace the lid switch
Use this GUIDE to help you

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May 28, 2010 | Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer

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Washer fills up agitates then when it should drain ,nothing.motor dosent come on to pump water out.


In most cases all brands will fill and agitate with the lid open, but will not drain or spin with the lid up.
It sounds to me like your lid switch is either bad or misaligned.
The first thing to check is the actuator plunger on the lid. Make sure it hasn't fallen or been broken off. Look for a piece hanging down from the lid that looks like a little finger that when the lid is closed, would hit and depress the lid switch ,which is under the top of the washer.
If it looks like the actuator is good shape then the lid switch is either bad or misaligned. Take a pencil or a bic pen and depress the lid switch. Making sure your washer is plugged in and in the spin mode. If it begins to rotate to spin and drain then see if a screw has fallen out that holds it in place or became loose not letting the actuator hit it correctly.
If the switch does not seem loose and it will not start the machine when depressed with a pencil it is probably time to change it out.

Apr 09, 2010 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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My kenmore won't pump out the water. what could


couple of possible reasons and this will vary by brand of machine...lid switch could be bad...some machines will wash or agitate with lid up but will not spin unless lid is closed..others will not do nothing with lid up....some brands will not spin if the water level switch can detect water in the tub...this means your machine didnt pump the water out of the machine so it could spin couple of reasons for this 1 bad pump or bad pump motor(some machines have a pump that is driven by a drifferent motor than the one that drives the transmission)usually these machines use the water level switch to activate(turn on/off) the pump when the machine goes into spin cycle... some machines the pump wil come on and stay on for the entire spin cycle...some machines the belt will be bad and you just need a new belt....first thing to do is see if raising the lid will turn the machine off when it is in wash cycle if it does not..then it will in spin cycle..if the machine will not work in spin cycle the lid switch will be the reason why..

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Sounds like its a pump problem if pump dosent work the rest of the cycle wont either maybe pump belt has come off or has broken hope this helps

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