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Kenmore series 90 model 110.28912790 top load washer - won't spin, just hums

Kenmore washer top loader

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#1 Bowen

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 09:20 PM

Water drained but would not spin...just a humming sound like motor was trying to run. Followed advice and looked under washer...parts of coupler and black ring on floor. Went to Sears and got coupler kit and followed video and thought I had successfully replaced coupler. Now washer not only does not spin (no motor sound either) but now water will not drain.

What next? Seems like maybe no electrical connection...thought I had connected everything correctly but checked again. Don't see anything obvious...pump rotates freely, reconnected hinge and all other switches; checked spin switch and it appears okay too; reconnected wires to capacitor. Checked for bent pins. Nothing.

Well, broke washer down, re-installed coupler just in case, checked all connections and pins and they looked fine. Even flipped switches in garage for washer outlet. Don't know what changed but now washer at least hums when I turn it to spin, then I smell maybe burning rubber? Anything else I can try? Thanks from an amateur wanting to save my washer!

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 09:24 PM

it Agitates OK ?

There may be something caught between the Tub and the Basket
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:32 PM

Direct drive washer, probably a jammed or bad pump. Pull the pump off the motor, tie it back and run the washer (you'll need to jumper out the lid switch to make the washer run). If the motor and transmission run without the pump, then replace the pump. ==> Drain Pump

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

Water drained but would not spin...just a humming sound
....pump rotates freely,


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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:08 AM

Did you put both halves of the new coupler on all the way. The new couplers have metal inserts and have to be driven/pounded onto the motor and the transmission input shaft.

The shafts have to be at least flush with the top side of each coupler half. If you just pushed them on by hand and forced the motor back in place then you have the motor all bound up and it will not be able to work.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:08 PM

When you put the cabinet back together did you reconnect wiring harness to the lid switch?

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 08:24 AM

Nothing caught between tub and basket; reconnected lid switch to harness (three times!) and it clicks fine; double-checked coupler installation and used handle of screwdriver to make sure coupler halves were flush. I'm afraid parts such as motor, pump, switches would be too expensive and since washer is 20+ years old, not worth fixing.

Okay, finally gave up as we needed our washer now! It's been two weeks and since this washer is 20+ years old, I just bought a new washer and dryer last night to be delivered tomorrow. It is also Kenmore but a model made by Samsung. The salesman was interesting...said some Kenmore washer/dryers had been made in Mexico but quality was so poor they stopped that. Many now made in North Korea but some Mexico models still being offered until they are gone.

I gave dryer to sister-in-law though and she was glad to have it!

Thanks to all of you for your advice. I gave it a shot but time ran out...

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, etc.,
Debra


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Posted 23 December 2011 - 08:49 AM

Front Load Washer ?
model number ?
Parts service, and repair info may be hard to get for some Samsung's
The Kenmore LG's may have been a better choice
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