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Washer-Kenmore front load belt drive model #417.40042990 (Won't final spin on any cycle.)

O.k. guys here we go again...had to take a break and rest my brain.

So, posted the other day about our Kenmore front load washer that doesn't seem to want to gear up for that final spin speed.
1. Pump and drain lines for blockage. Found nothing blocking and the impellers were fine.
2. Checked drain line to ensure that it wasn't to far into the stand pipe.
3.Checked the shocks for oil/grease or broken mounst or bolts.

After all of these great suggestions...we still have yet to conquer the problem. so any other ideas would be great.



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  • Icem Jan 22, 2008

    Hey tech17, Here we go again hu?

    I would happy to tell you which company made this Kenmore if you could tell me how or where to find it. But if this helps it is a stackable waher dryer combo and the controls are at the front.

    When I pulled the water pump out to check for blockage I did take off the rubber boot and clamp.

  • Icem Jan 22, 2008

    Got to the pump from the front. It's right up front in the lower right hand corner if your facing the front.

  • Icem Jan 22, 2008

    No worries...We have a regular knob that turns clockwise to select the cycle and yes we have another seperate knob that allows you to select normal or fast "Final Spin Speed".

  • Icem Jan 22, 2008

    Great suggestion...have been back there already with the same thought when I first eperienced the problem last week. I unhooked both clips and inpsected the bd for burns. (By the way the control bd I found is in the right rear if your looking at the machine from the front. Unless I'm messing with the wrong bd. I think theres only one. So I accesed it from the back.)

    So..while I was waiting...just for the hell of it I ran the washer empty on the normal cycle final spin, and it did run at high speed in the final spin fase but the timer knob would not advance. It stayed in the same position for about 3 full high speed spins. Weird? What do you think...timer knob or still tacho generator. Or is there a chance it could be the spin speed control switch?


  • Icem Jan 22, 2008

    Thanks alot 17. Helped a ton.


  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    two companies make kenmore whirlpool and Frigidaire is this a tall unit with the controls on front are a short unit with the controls on a back panel

    and is it displaying any fault codes when you cleaned the pump did you unscrew a white piece and pull it out or remove a rubber boot and clamp



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Frigidaire did you get to the pump from the front or back

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  • robert samples Jan 22, 2008

    ok got it yes i dont know how to quit just hang with me ok does your have a knob or electronic controls and does it have a spin speed switch

  • robert samples Jan 22, 2008

    look pull the bottom panel and look to the left hand side of the washer you will see an electronic board there that's your speed control bd check for loose wires or bad connections there just plug and unplug the connectors if that doesn't get it then the other test have to be done under the control panel also look for any damage like burned resistors etc the stuff i told you earlier was the simple common stuff now you have to go deeper if you have a meter we can check the motor and tacho generator with out having to get under the control panel

  • robert samples Jan 22, 2008

    the tech manuel mentions the speed switch you seem like a bright guy email me at [email protected] will give you a gift

  • robert samples Jan 22, 2008

    save you a lot of time just say tech 17 washer

  • robert samples Jan 22, 2008

    that should do it for you

  • robert samples Jan 22, 2008

    het if you need to consult im still here



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