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Kenmore washing machine (90 series; Model # 110.26912691) won't spin, agitate, or drain


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#1 mdhoffmann

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:06 AM

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My washing machine (Kenmore 90 series; Model # 110.26912691) was not spinning or agitating but did appear to drain.  Subsequently, I replaced a broken drive coupler based on your instructions.  I put it back together and now the washer fills, but doesn't appear to agitate, spin, or drain.  I can hear a slight humming like the motor is trying to run and spin or pump, but no luck. If I let the humming go for around 30 seconds I can smell a funky (burnt?) odor.  Any ideas of what I may have done wrong or what to do next? Thanks


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Posted 19 January 2009 - 12:59 PM

Might not have the couplers onto the shafts far enough or the motor mounding rubbers, take it all apart and be sure the couplers are flush to the ends of the shafts, everything might be jammed up.  Also a bad transmission can cause the coupler to break so make sure the transmission will turn both ways when you have the moitor off by turning it both ways with the coupler, if the tranny is locked this could have broken the coupler..be sure the wiring harness to the motor is tight also and the wires ti the capacitor...
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:44 PM

Okay. I took it apart and wiring was all tight and the transmission did rotate both ways. You were right that the couplers were not flush against the ends of the shafts. I tried to take the couplers off but wasn't successful. They seemed locked in place. Any suggestions for getting them off or fully to the ends of the shafts wthout breaking them or anything else? Thanks.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:48 PM

Use a socket, 5/8 I think, to carefully tap them all of the way on...evenly so not to crack the plastic...a socket that will fit over the shafts which I believe are 1/2 inch.
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 12:13 AM

[user=533]Pegi[/user] wrote:

Use a socket, 5/8 I think, to carefully tap them all of the way on...evenly so not to crack the plastic...a socket that will fit over the shafts which I believe are 1/2 inch.

Actually a 1/2" deep well 3/8" drive socket works perfect.  If you put the rubber coupling on the coupling half you are installing the socket fits perfectly centered in the coupler and will seat the coupling halves perfectly.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:08 AM

Well, I seated the couplers on all the way using your suggested method (thank you by the way) but I am still having no luck with pumping, agitating, or spinning. Any other ideas? Thanks

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:14 AM

If you're sure the coupler is OK, then you'll need to run it with the cabinet removed and get some eyeballs on the various mechanical innards. See this page for gory details.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:33 PM

Trans. free?  Pump free?  Motor free?  Wires hooked up to capacitor? If the humming is from the motor , I presume the lid switch got hooked back up.. Try motor on the floor all by its lonesome.





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