Kenmore 90 Washer
Posted 03 May 2005 - 11:37 AM
My Kenmore 90 washer makes a racheting and banging noise during the spin cycle. I have torn down the agitator and every thing looks good. I have read the other post on this subject and checked the suggested components.
If I hold the agitator duing the spin cycle the noise goes away and it works fine.
Could the cam brake cause this?
Thank you for your time.
Posted 03 May 2005 - 07:02 PM
The odd thing is that when I hold the agitator during the spin cycle, the problems go away?
Thanks for your help.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 10:23 AM
Thanks so much.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:41 PM
Posted 04 May 2005 - 02:14 PM
Posted 05 May 2005 - 02:45 AM
I replaced the Drive Block and the motor coupling (did not fix problem). I removed the transmission and looked at the clutch and the brake. All looks fine here, but could this be the problem anyway? Also, all springs okay. -- I"m at a standstill.
I'm starting to wonder about the transmission. EXPLAINATION: - During the spin cycle (with the plastic agitator removed) the tub spins, and at the same time the center shaft is trying to agitate. The ratchting sound matches the center shaft aggitating movement. -- Is the center shaft supposed to agitate during spin cycle? (or should it spin also or just remain still)? One more question: - Which direction is the tub supposed to spin? -- (Maybe the tub is not reversing and spinning the right direction).
Posted 05 May 2005 - 03:22 AM
If you see a little attempt to cycle when dis-sassembled in spin-
but when the drum spins after re-assembly - the agitator follows it's direction, you are ok.
Posted 05 May 2005 - 03:26 AM
If all else fails, a rebuilt xmsn is $119.00. But I hope to avoid that by fixing the old gearcase. This is not rocket science, but it sure is time consuming.
Please let me know how you turn out and I will do the same.
Posted 05 May 2005 - 05:39 AM
Posted 05 May 2005 - 11:34 PM
This is an internal transmission problem. The agitate cam inside the transmission has worn down so as when the transmission shifts out of agitate, the agitate gear doesn't disengage all the way.
The part you need: Part# 285206 Agitate cam CLICK HERE to order
It will be part ref# 13&14 in the attached picture
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Eureka, CA 95501
Posted 06 May 2005 - 02:42 AM
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