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Kenmore washer will spin but not enough

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Hi,

I have a Kenmore 110.12502100 washer.  It will spin, but not enough to completely wring out the clothes.  I followed the instructions for cadensdad "Kenmore washer won't spin", hoping it was the coupler, but the coupler on my machine looks good as new.  Any other suggestions?

Thanks

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"Is the problem with the spin or with insufficient draining," I ax myself as I ponder your dilemma. Let some water into the tub and then advance to spin. As the washer is pumping out, lift the drain hose so you can lay some eyeball action on the discharge stream. Is it the same diameter as the drain hose or something less? These are the things I ponder as I drift off to Dreamland at night. Oh, Gawd, what the hell is wrong is with me?

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Yup, there appears to be sufficient drainage.  The water stream is the same diameter as the drainage hose.

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Ok, is it not spinning long enough or fast enough?

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Alright, you're down to coupler or clutch.

When you checked the coupler, did you actually pull off the motor and check all three pieces of the coupler or did you just look at it from underneath. (hint: if your answer is the latter, then you need to do the former.)

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I did take it apart and looked at all three pieces. 

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Open the lid.

Stick a pen or something into the hole where the lid switch plunger goes.(this is so you can run it in spin with the lid up, we are fooling the machine into thinking the lid is down.)

Turn the timer to spin on the normal or heavy duty cycle.(don't start it yet)

with one hand hold onto the top of the spin basket, and with the other start the cycle.

If you can easily prevent the basket from spinning, your clutch is worn out, or has some oil on it.

Nick

 

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Looks like it's the clutch.  I'm able to easily prevent it from spinning.  What now?  Can the clutch be easily fixed (by an amateur like me) or does it need to be brought into a repair person, or do I just get a whole new clutch and install it?

Thanks.

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