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Kenmore 70 Series Washer


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#1 spincycle

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 06:48 PM

         Hi,

   I would really appreciate any help possible to repair my washer.  It works great.....except...it doesn't spin.  It fills...agitates....drains....and responds to which level and which water temp I choose.  I've tested the lid switch and it was fine.(open/out..and continuity/in)    I even jumped the wires to double check it.  It has a new timer (the timer wasn't advancing so I replaced it).   On the water level switch I jumped the violet wire(hot) to the pink wire to send an "empty tub" signal but still no spin........    When it hits the spin cycle...you can hear the pump but that's it.  My question is......

 If the washer agitates...isn't it safe to say the spin problem isn't motor, gearcase, or belt related?   Also,  what are the acceptable readouts on the spin solenoid?                                               

 Thanks for any help you can throw my way.......I'm getting arthritiis from wringing out my clothes.                                                      


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Posted 20 June 2005 - 08:03 PM

obviously a belt drive machine- spin solenoid resistance is quite high,in the 800 ohm range. best way to check it is to switch the red and yellow solenoid wires(since you know it agitates) ,put the machine in wash and blow air into the water level tube- if machine spins,solenoid is good,if not check to see if red wire to solenoid is broken inside insulation- if you can see the solenoid activating,but tub doesn't spin,could be a clutch problem.
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Posted 21 June 2005 - 10:25 AM

We have a Kenmore series 70 also. It would wash(agitate)
but wouldn't drain and spin. Our trouble was the tranmission. It was leaking oil and I think it had to be replaced. We decided to look for a new one. This was a great washer it lasted us for about 19 years. I hope you can figure it out. Let us know what it was.


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Posted 21 June 2005 - 12:04 PM

"70 series" tells us nothing, is just the feature line, need the model number to see what washer this is.  IF this is a belt driven and it does not spin, suspect the control magnet on the transmission or a broken red wire to the control magnet.  If this is a driect drive you could  have a broken transmission
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