Kenmore washer cuts off!
Posted 11 June 2005 - 07:40 AM
Here's the deal. It will fill up agitate for about 2 minutes and then cut off. Wait a few minutes then it will come back on then cut off again. There is a "electrical" smell. It will continue doing this through the rinse and spin cycle also.
My husband replaced the coupler? (the rubber thingy that makes it agitate) and today the entire motor. I am about to throw this stupid machine in the street. Please help if you can. My husband has steam coming out of his ears.
Posted 11 June 2005 - 09:18 AM
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Posted 11 June 2005 - 03:56 PM
If so the pump is binding up. You can also turn the pum with a large flat blade screw driver and make sure that it spins freely.
With the motor off and on the floor you could do two things. You could take a wrench to the transmission shaft and turn it. It should be firm but turn.
With the motor on the floor and wired up you could also hold it in place and turn on the machine which will start the motor and see if it works okay by itself. When you do this be prepared to hold the motor tight. I use my shoes with rubber sole and a foot, cause it will jerk when you first start it so don't be dazzeled.
You just want to narrow this down to which thing out of the three is binding up. The pum, the motor itself, or the transmisssion.
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Posted 12 June 2005 - 12:50 AM
I've seen it a few times where the points will weld together in the switch which will be sending electricity to both Hi and Low speed motor windings at the same time which will make the motor run real loud and then overheat and kickoff on the thermal overload like yours is doing.
When the machine is running for that 2 minutes before it shuts off does it seem to be much louder than normal?
As soon as the machine starts to agitate turn the speed selector switch to a different setting and see if the loudness goes away and machine keeps running. If this works you will need to replace the "Cycle Selector/Speed control switch".
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Posted 12 June 2005 - 06:15 AM
Posted 15 June 2005 - 09:54 PM
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 09:55 PM
Thank you so much, I wish I'd seen your suggestion a week prior to my battle. I appreciate your help.
Posted 15 June 2005 - 09:56 PM
Thanks for the help, you hit the nail on the head.
Posted 15 June 2005 - 09:58 PM
Thanks, your ideas were right on the money, you hit the nail on the head.
Posted 15 June 2005 - 09:59 PM
Thanks for the input. All the advice was sound and appreciated. The washing is working.
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