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Kenmore Direct Driver, Won't agitate, but will spin, clicking


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#1 madskiier

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 01:47 PM

Kenmore Model 110.28882790, during agitation, it clicks, and the agitator somewhat turns, but doesn't really go around. If you set the machine to spin or ask it to drain, those 2 functions work fine. The clicking seems to be coming from the motor.

I disassembled the washer, and removed the pump, then the motor, the coupler was somewhat worn (not enough to affect it) but I replaced the coupler anyways, didn't fix it. I then tested the beast without the pump on... Same result. Then I took the motor off again and ran it on the floor, it turns fine. I tested the capacitor as suggested in a couple of the posts, that seems fine.

If I provide some resistance to the agitator (i.e. hand on it), the clicking speeds up.

Anyone got any ideas what to check next? Or what have I missed?

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 01:54 PM

sounds like the clutch dogs in the upper half of the agitator have worn- the very lowest fins(large ones) on the agitator should still be moving back and forth. can't remember clutch dog kit part number at the moment,but is not expensive or difficult to install.
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#3 madskiier

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 02:19 PM

More info. I checked to dogs and the upper dogs those both seem fine. My motor is a bit different, but I also ran through this set of checks on it:
http://groups.msn.co...oto&PhotoID=355
where I had the same wires, it checks out fine [otherwise I'm just missing some wires for example Violet and White-orange]

This sounds more like a relay clicking, than a mechanical issue, and the clicking is definitely coming from the motor area. I'm suspecting the controller it foo-bar'ed somehow, but how does one investigate that?

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 06:11 PM

Kdog nailed it, dude. Even calibrated eyeballs would have a hard time telling good dawgs from bad ones. It's the kinda thang that's diagnosed symptomatically, dontcha know? No? Read this page and you will:

http://fixitnow.com/...y/wpdd_dogs.htm




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