Kenmore Washer Doesn't want to Spin
Posted 23 April 2005 - 03:30 PM
I'm a newbie to this great site! I've read up on most of the FAQ's and haven't really found my exact problem :? Machine does all it supposed to do, but doesn't spin dry. I bypass the lid switch and when it comes to spin cycle it doesn't want to go. BUT if I turn the tub a little it does slowly start and completes the cycle. My question great Master, I've checked the connector and is ok and not broken. So how do I know if I have a weak clutch? If I turn dial to perm press cycle, then works fine through out wash. Does this have anything to do inside transmission box:yikes:', thanks
Posted 23 April 2005 - 05:43 PM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 09:15 AM
[*]Cam driver on basket drive broken or basket drive weak. [/*]
[*]Weak clutch spring. [/*]
[*]Spin tube. [/*]
[*]Clothes between basket and tub. [/*]
[*]Notches in drive block worn out and not engaging basket drive shaft. [/*]
[*]Broken motor coupling.[/*]
Posted 24 April 2005 - 10:23 AM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 01:00 PM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 01:54 PM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 02:29 PM
Why would you want to remove the spanner nut at this stage of the game? Time to feast your keen, vulcan squinties underneath the washer.
First, remove the washer cabinet.
Now, use a piece of insulated wire to by-pass the lid switch wires, turn the timer to spin and pull out the knob, push the knob back in and pull it out again. Watch for the clutch drum to turn (brown section in picture A). If it is turning but the inner wash tub is not, then more often than not you have a worn clutch lining or a weak spin spring, also the brake may have seized up. If the clutch drum is not turning and washer is not spinning, often the failure is in the transmission gear box (picture B).
Posted 24 April 2005 - 05:04 PM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 05:16 PM
Posted 17 July 2005 - 07:13 PM
There's a 'hot' rubber type smell when I opened the lid at the end of the cycle. Once I gave the tub a turn, while holding in the button thingie to make it think the lid was closed, it did spin out fully. I've propped a pencil in there so I can open the lid to check it so I don't burn something up, and stay within a few feet of the washer til the spin cycle is over. But I don't intend to keep this up!
I need to get it fixed and must figure out what to do myself, as calling a repair man is out of the question! Luckily, I've become quite handy in the last few years! I've fixed my dryer and my built in dishwasher, hopefully I can handle this repair as well!
My model # is 110.2691269
I must say, after all thr trouble I have endured with the Sears repair folks, I will NEVER buy an appliance at Sears again. This washer has been a lemon since shortly after getting it, with no viable resolve from Sears. At least 8 service calls, for the same problem, in less than 1 year. They refused to replace it, even when it was still under warranty, which I refused to renew. Why pay for something that they never ended up fixing anyway? :(
Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:31 PM
Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:09 PM
Guess that's what happens when you write it on the palm of your hand, cause it's too many numbers to remember! :D
Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:20 PM
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Posted 21 July 2005 - 08:52 PM
Currently serving EVERYTHING
Posted 22 July 2005 - 05:04 AM
No, I've not been overloading the hell out of this washer, a time or two perhaps but not on a regular basis. There's only 3 of us, my 2 'bug-rats' and myself, I do laundry at least every other day, if not daily! No need to overstuff my extra capacity washer!
This washer was a 'scratch & dent' rebuilt from Sears, I purchased it in '97 or '98. If I remember correctly it was the transmission and/or motor that had to be replaced. I suspect there is some sort of 'congenital' defect with this washer (perhaps it's possessed!) I also opted for the extended warranty, and maintained that warranty til about 1 year ago. When I moved from IL to OH in 2000 and my washer began 'acting up' they told me it was because it moved from a basement, cement floor, to a 2nd floor, floating floor, townhouse. It made this awful noise when it agitated, and the tub was always off balance. I had at LEAST 4 calls regarding these issues. The Sears tech told me it would resolve when I moved back to a soild basement floor. In 2001 I bought a house, complete with basement! That didn't work, 4 more calls, all for the same issue, and never totally resolved. A couple of techs told me I had a lemon and it would probably be replaced, no such luck. It was deemed I hadn't had enough issues with my washer and didn't warrant a replacement. I argued over it to no avail. I also stopped renewing my service contract. Why pay for lack of service?
Posted 22 July 2005 - 05:05 AM
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