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No spin, or lite spin try these: bare in mind that many times there is no spin it can be due to a clogged water pump so check it for debris and or broken propeller. Other items to check Using a multi meter check for continuity the door switch, which when bad may not allow agitation or spin. Bare in mind the lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Check the clutch, motor coupler, brake assembly, transmission, and mode shifter or actuator. one way to check for slipping is to get under the machine after a spin cycle ( this is if u get a lil spin but not much leaving clothes still wet) mix in a spray bottle a lil water and some dish detergent, then spray it on the clutch assembly ( the metal round pc. Connected to the tranny) if it sizzles and steams up then u know its bad and slipping. Another way to check clutch if u get no spin at all? Is to take it out and use ur hand to try and turn the inner spring assembly pushing it around the inside? If its very easy, it BAD should be hard to push by hand. Or try the hand test: If no hammering sound has ever been heard out of this machine, one of the unofficial tests we professional appliantologists will do in the field is called the Hand Test.WARNING:This test is not sanctioned by Whirlpool Corporation; it involves bypassing safety equipment and then putting your hand on and near rotating machinery which could result in injury, dismemberment, disfigurement, disembowelment, mangling, hideous screaming, and a ****** *****. Proceed at your own risk! Have a nice day. - put the timer on a spin cycle and open the lid- grab the inner basket with maybe 30% to 40% of your hand strength with your left hand - turn on the machine and bypass the lid switch by depressing the lid switch with a key until the machine begins to spin - if the clutch is engaging properly, the basket should immediately begin to spin and slip through your hand - if it takes very little force to stop the tub from spinning, the clutch needs to be replaced. Next check the motor coupler which engages the tub and tranny to the motor. ( if its bad u usually get no wash or spin or very little of either) Next if belt driven check for a loose, worn or broken belt. And on some models there is no clutch but rather what is called a splutch. And a MODE shifter. These can go bad and effect the spin cycle. On some front load models u may need to check the STATOR assembly. The stator is essentially one half of a motor, it interacts with the tub by creating a strong electro-magnet. If the stator burns out the washer won't spin or agitate. Check the stator for continuity. This part is often misdiagnosed. Sometimes a no spin machine can be due to a plugged waterpump hose or obstructed water pump propeller.Check these by eye and hand. And in some models check with a meter for continuity and voltage. LIDSWITCH TEST- next step is toremove the cabinetand jumper the lid switch harness (tan to gray). Put the unit in spin and watch the shiny metal clutch disc that is on top of the transmission where the shaft comes out. If the machine starts and runs in spin, check to see if the disc is spinning. If it is, then the problem isnot in the gearcase- look for trouble in theclutch,basket driveor the tub drive block If, on the other hand, the disc is NOT spinning, check for a problem withthe motor drive coupleror one of its retainers. This washer doesn't have a belt. Instead, the motor is directly coupled to the gearcase by a drive coupler; that's why it's called a direct drive washer. Read more:Diagnosing and Repairing Spin and Agitate Problems in a Whirlpool / Kenmore Direct Drive Washer http://fixitnow.com/wp/2010/07/07/diagnosing-and-repairing-spin-and-agitate-problems-in-a-whirlpool-kenmore-direct-drive-washer/#ixzz3XW7eZwiN By the way my advice is free cuz God is good! Washer will not drain: Thedrain water pumpis the main part in your washing machine that pumps out the water. If this is defective or has failed in any way, this will be the reason why your washer will not drain the water. Before you order a new drain pump, make sure tocheck the pump to be sure a small object like clothing or similar has not lodged itself insideof it causing the NO DRAIN issue and even a no spin issue?. If the drain pump is not clogged, you can test it with a multimeter and remove and replace if needed. Read more: http://removeandreplace.com/2014/10/30/fix-washing-machine-that-wont-drain-washer-not-draining-water/#ixzz3X2LbXMWJ The washing machinedrain hoseis where the water flows through to get the water out.If this drain hose is blocked, kinked, bent, or clogged, the washer will NOT be able to remove the waterfrom the tub. Check the drain hose to be sure it allows the water to flow freely. You can take the drain hose off and run water through it in your sink to be sure it is not blocked. If there is water STILL in the washer when you remove the drain hose, grab a bucket as the water will exit from where you disconnected it Thewater pump belt(to drain out the water) may have broke or become frayed or loose.If this belt breaks then it is unable to drain and remove the water from your washer. Inspect the belt to see if this is causing theNO DRAINissue and remove and replace if needed. If thelid switchis not working as required it will cause your washer to not drain (and many other problems).This may be unlikely as a bad lid switch will usually cause your washer to alsonot agitate or spin.However on some models this can vary. The best thing to do if you have a suspected bad lid switch is to test it. It can fail electrically and or mechanically. If mechanical failure is the issue, you should be able to see if it is cracked, broken, or not in place to make contact with the lid. To test it electrically, use a multimeter set on Ohms and test it for continuityMy advice is free cuz God is good! clutch spring-undefined-undefined-0_0.jpg water pump2-undefined-undefined-2.jpg coupler-undefined-undefined-5.jpg doorswitchtestdryerdoorswitch-undefined-undefined-9_3.jpg

Kenmore Washing... • Answered on Mar 19, 2020


Washer will not drain: Thedrainwaterpumpis the main part in your washing machine that pumps out the water. If this is defective or has failed in any way, this will be the reason why your washer will not drain the water. Before you order a new drain pump, make sure tocheck the pump to be sure a small object like clothing or similar has not lodged itself insideof it causing the NO DRAIN issueand even a no spin issue?. If the drain pump is not clogged, you can test it with amultimeterand remove and replace if needed.Read more: http://removeandreplace.com/2014/10/30/fix-washing-machine-that-wont-drain-washer-not-draining-water/#ixzz3X2LbXMWJ The washing machinedrain hoseis where the water flows through to get the water out.If this drain hose is blocked, kinked, bent, or clogged, the washer will NOT be able to remove the waterfrom the tub. Check the drain hose to be sure it allows the water to flow freely. You can take the drain hose off and run water through it in your sink to be sure it is not blocked. If there is water STILL in the washer when you remove the drain hose, grab a bucket as the water will exit from where you disconnected it Thewater pump belt(to drain out the water) may have broke or become frayed or loose.If this belt breaks then it is unable to drain and remove the water from your washer. Inspect the belt to see if this is causing theNO DRAINissue and remove and replace if needed.If thelid switchis not working as required it will cause your washer to not drain (and many other problems).This may be unlikely as a bad lid switch will usually cause your washer to alsonot agitate or spin.However on some models this can vary. The best thing to do if you have a suspected bad lid switch is to test it. It can fail electrically and or mechanically. If mechanical failure is the issue, you should be able to see if it is cracked, broken, or not in place to make contact with the lid. To test it electrically, use amultimeterset on Ohms and test it for continuityMy advice is freecuzGod is good! WASHER WILL NOT RINSE: If your washer doesn't go through the washer rinse cycle, the most likely cause is the water valve. What happens is thewater valvewill stop letting cold water into the washer; therefore, once the washer gets to rinse it will either stop or not do anything during the whole rinse cycle. This is because when you selected your water temperature, youmay haveselected warm/cold or hot/cold. The hot water came in and you didn't notice any problems. When it got to rinse, the cold water the cold water won't come in. Therefore, the washer does nothing. Theitem to check would be your water inlet valve. Check it for continuity with a multi meter it should show Ohms or a closed circuit. To test it when water is overflowing unplug the unit and see if it still overflows or continues to fill. If it stops when unplugged. Then it is not a water inlet problem but an electrical signal problem going tourwater inlet valve. Possibly from the panel or board. You can also do a live volt test to see if it is getting the full 120 current, but be sure to unplug unit before testing as this is a live test. Another test u can do to check thewaterinletvalve,first cut the water off and remove the hoses off the back of the washer. Then one at a time point the hoses inside the washer tub and turn the water back on. If you don't have good water pressure, turn the water back off and remove the strainer that should be in one end of the hose. Inspect the strainer to see if it is stopped up, clean it and reinstall it. Now repeat this test. If you have good water pressure now, reinstall hose and your problem is fixed. . If you still don't have good water pressure, the problem is in your house plumbing and you need to call a plumber. If you had good water pressure the first time you performed the test, the water valve is bad and needs replacing. If you still don't have good water pressure, the problem is in your house plumbing and you need to call a plumber. If you had good water pressure the first time you performed the test, the water valve is bad and needs replacing. TIMER If your washer doesn't go through the washer rinse cycle the timer may be the problem. Sometimes the timer gets stuck in the middle of the cycle or won't turn at all. If the washer runs,but the timer doesn't turn, the timer is bad and needs replacing. Do you have anti-flood hoses leading to the machine. If you do there is probably a loose tube in the back causing a small leak. When the hoses detect that water is still flowing after a certain amount of time due to the leak it shuts down and causes the machine to turn off during the rinse/spin cycle By the way my advice is freecuzGod is good!

Kenmore Washing... • Answered on Mar 16, 2020


A safety feature found on front load washing machine is thedoor switchand the door lock and strike. On most models, the door switch must be closed and the door lock must be activated before the washer will start. The switch is normally located in the door frame of the washing machine, but may also be part of the door lock assembly. Inspect the strike to make sure that it engages the door lock assembly and that the door remains closed. To check the door switch for continuity with a multi-meter, you will need to disconnect the power and remove the front panel. The lid switchon a top load washing machine is a safety device designed to prevent the motor circuit from operating when thelOnsome models, the water inlet valve circuit is controlled as well. If the lid switch fails, the washer may not start. The lid switch is normally located beneath the main top with a projection on the lid or a pin attached to the lid that will actuate the switch when the lid is closed. Verify that the switch is being activated mechanically and that any levers or actuators are not damaged or sticking. If the switch is being activated but there is no power being supplied to the motor or water valve circuits, then the switch may be defective The start switchon some top load washers is often part of the timer and is activated by pulling out on the timer knob. Although not normally available as a separate part, the switch can be tested for continuity with a multi-meter. You will need to remove power from the appliance and then locate the correct timer contacts as noted on the wiring diagram. On some electronic controlled models, the start switch is a momentary contact type switch located on the control console. You can test this switch for continuity with a multi-meter when the push button is held in God is good and that's why I give free advice. doorswitch bypass-lid-switch-unplug-undefined-undefined-0.jpg doorswitchtestdryerdoorswitch-undefined-undefined-2.jpg door switch jumper-undefined-undefined-5.jpg

Kenmore Washing... • Answered on Mar 16, 2020


That you verified water is getting to the machine and there are no errors showing, a couple of things come to mind.

I suppose that this may sould simplic but have you checked t ok see if the machine is plugged into a receptacle that has power? (Check the circuit braker).

One other simple check is, does the dial line up correctly with a cycle? If the dial is off just slightly, nothing works.

Kenmore Washing... • Answered on Mar 07, 2020


Hello. You need to check to see if the drain pump is getting 120 volts when its supposed to be on. If there IS 120 volts at the motor but not its not running, then the motor is bad. If there is NOT 120 volts present, the main board is bad. I know that the main board is pricey--can run 300+. If you do replace the main board, MAKE SURE YOU RE-CALIBRATE THE BOARD! You put it into diagnostic mode, turn the dial until only the rinse light is lit, and then press start. (thats if its one of the models with the row of lights along the bottom right) the re-cal takes about 4 minutes. I hope I helped you!

Kenmore Washing... • Answered on Feb 27, 2020


I suspect the timer (contacts)... new timer is >$200 US. Used eBay $25 up. Given machines age, repair is a gamble as many more components likely to fail e.g. pump, water inlet solenoid.

Kenmore Washing... • Answered on Feb 15, 2020


Hello. There are several things that can cause this problem. The first thing I check is the drain pump--if there is 120 volts getting to the pump, and the pump is not running, the drain pump is either jammed or the motor is bad. If there is NOT 120 volts at the pump when it should be running, that indicates either a broken wire from the main control board or, a defective main control board. If the unit senses water in the tub, IT WON'T SPIN. One of the other causes of a no-spin could be a defective lid lock or even a corrupted/damaged main control board. The drive motor for the unit is controlled by the main control board which is told what to do by a program. If you have power outages, the board could have been partially damaged by a current surge when the power was restored. (Outages are NOTORIOUS for damaging circuit boards in appliances). If it wasn't blown out immediately, USUALLY about 4-6 weeks after the event the chips on the boards start to fail causing varied problems.

Kenmore Washing... • Answered on Jan 24, 2020


On newer washing machines,built within the last 10 years,you cannot bypass the lid lock. This is all monitored by the main control. Its not like the old days where you could jump out a switch. Modern machines just will not work due to heightened safety features due to the high rpms at which they spin

Kenmore Washing... • Answered on Jan 12, 2020


I don't know, but I would assume it is an AC solenoid so it does not matter. If the wires are the same color, that would be a safe bet. If they are different colors, you may need more research. NORMALLY, there is a schematic inside the unit, for technician use only. Go for it.

Kenmore Washing... • Answered on Nov 07, 2019


Check the washer outlet by plugging in a lamp if the is power at the washer turn the dial to different setting and see if it turns on. Make sure the lid or door is closed

Kenmore Washing... • Answered on Nov 03, 2019


Kenmore 110 washer capacity Washer. The Kenmore 70 series washer has a 3.5 cubic foot capacity. It comes with the Sears Triple Action agitator and can hold 28 extra-large t-shirts in a single load.

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