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Kenmore L Center 417.94802301 spin binds


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#1 Wallknight

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 04:22 AM

After my last repair - a broken bracket- the machine worked good for a few weeks.  Then the same noise / smell appeared.  This time, it was the belt.  The basket will not freely spin, so the motor chewed almost through the belt.  Got  a new belt, but it often still wont start to spin.  If I grab the basket and help it start, its just fine. 

Meanwhile, holding just the shaft, I can no longer spin the unit w/o the motor being on as well. 

What would cause the basket to be seized like this?  But only seized at initial start up?

Another clue may also be that the case in the top side of the outer basket retaining has gotten larger.  the basket remains slightly off center.

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#2 Wallknight

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 04:25 AM

Ps- Here's my last post ...

http://applianceguru...7910&forum_id=2


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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:05 AM

may want to remove the basket to may sure there are no socks anything between basket and tub

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#4 Wallknight

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:49 AM

Already did, suspecting a plastic shirt collar stiffener.  Nothing.  The shaft does seem to lean slightly toward the motor.  Would a faulty bearing do this?


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Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:55 AM

ok, turned out a bolt that held the outer tub to the metal bracket had fallen out, tilting everything offcenter, and binding the shaft.  Surprising difficult to get it back together.  Then it really started to squeal, until some water was in it.  That's another thread...





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