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kenmore washer won't spin - makes clicking noise

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This direct drive washer will spin fine intermittently. Then other times it will make a clicking noise as it tries to spin. I bypassed the lid switch and it does the same thing. The clicking noises coming somewhere near the motor. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Gotta pull the motor off to really see what's going on with the coupler.

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The coupler is in tact. The noise is more of an electrical click. When in spin the basket "bobs" back and forth. It agitates just fine.

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Ah, I wonder if this is the famous two-motor-windings-getting-energized-at-the-same-time problem? Check the voltage at the motor harness to the speed windings (doesn't have to be connected to the motor for this test). Only one of the windings should be getting energized at a time.

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I'll do my best to check this out. Would this mean a motor replacement? Thank you!

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Nyet, tovarish. It'll be either a bad speed selector switch (easy to ohm out) or a bad timer (voltage check at the timer harness). If you post or fax the wiring diagram, we can help with the test locations. Fax: 866-315-4504.

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The coupler is in tact. The noise is more of an electrical click. When in spin the basket "bobs" back and forth. It agitates just fine.

"Bobs" as in the inner basket wobbles or an out of balance load?

The inner basket could be broken in the center or drive block shot or maybe even the bottom of the spin tube sheered off. All of which could cause drag and trip the motor switch....clicking could be from the brake cam....need to know more about "bob"

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...need to know more about "bob"

YouTube video ?

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"Bobs" as in the inner basket wobbles or an out of balance load?

Hello, appl.tech, my wobbly friend. Although perhaps not useful from a strictly diagnostic perspective, it may be of voyeuristic interest to know that one of my wives, Mohamedisha, is also prone to bobbing and wobbling when handling an unbalanced conjugal load.

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