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Kenmore Direct Drive washer WLC toasted?


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#1 zenguitarman

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 08:24 PM

I just replaced the motor coupler (it was definitely worn out- several pins were broken and half the rubber was disintegrated) on my Kenmore direct drive washer (MODEL 110-4680290) and did a test run. The tub filled but refused to agitate. It would spin if I advanced the timer manually. I drained the tub and tried another test run, but the washer would blow the 15A breaker as soon as I tried to start the fill cycle.

I've tried all sorts of troubleshooting - even testing the motor continuity and capacitor- OK- and have determined the pressure switch contacts are shorted in the FULL position. It also looks like the pull on/push off on the timer wwitch is also shorted closed. Could they both have been fused by whatever caused the breaker to blow?

I don't want to replace the pressure switch and timer unless I know they're not going to fuse again. This is 10 year old machine. Am i better off just cutting my losses and replacing it?
Thanks in advance!

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#2 BrokenDirectDrive

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 07:50 PM

Just a question... how did you replace the coupler. I just found the rubber part of mine chewed up on the floor along with several broken teeth. I'm pretty confident I can get to the motor, but before I start I'm wondering if/how the coupling can be removed from the motor shaft and whatever else it is connected to on the other side.

Just a brief description of how you did it would be fine. Thanks!

 


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Posted 14 April 2005 - 07:59 PM

Do you hear the motor running during the agitate cycle or does the machine go eerily silent?

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 09:30 PM

[user=231]BrokenDirectDrive[/user] wrote:

Just a question... how did you replace the coupler.
 

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