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Member Since 28 Feb 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 10 2015 10:38 AM

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In Topic: Kenmore 90 series motor and coupler out (model 110.20902990)

10 June 2015 - 09:51 AM

I would also check the transmission before replacing the motor.  After you remove the motor, turn the coupling on the transmission in both directions and watch for the agitator to move back and forth and that it spins in the other direction.


You can also run the motor after removing it, keeping the wiring harness plugged in.  You will have to bypass lid switch.  


Also have had a break grabbing that could cause a burning smell.  A little dab of grease on the break housing just under the spring helps.


Good Luck!

In Topic: How to remove Timer setting control

07 May 2015 - 04:14 PM

Ah, grasshopper, If all else fails, break out the hammer and chisel!  lol   :rocker:

In Topic: GE Washer WLRE4500G0WW will spin but not drain

03 May 2015 - 04:20 PM

Thanks Rodge for the response.  I did take the pump apart and there was no obstructions inside.  I will check the hose from the tub again but there wasn't anything there the first time. 


How do you hook up a cheater cord? I am guessing one end is plugged in the socket and the wires are attached to the Pump. 



Yes, take any cord and remove to expose the wire and attach wire connectors, plug those onto the pump and plug into wall outlet.


When you had the pump apart did you check the impeller.  It can become detached, motor runs but impeller doesn't

In Topic: GE Washer WLRE4500G0WW will spin but not drain

03 May 2015 - 03:42 PM

Did you pull the hose off the tub and check up in the tub for sock or small piece of clothing that may be trapped there?  If the water can't flow from tub to pump, it won't pump out.



You said the pump was humming, did you take it apart to see if something was inside?  Sometimes the impeller also falls off the shaft.  If so replace pump.


If it is clear and still humming, I would hook up a cheater cord (should be 110 volt) and see if the impeller is turning, if not you'll need a new pump.


Hope that helps, others may have more ideas.... Rodge

In Topic: Kenmore 700 series Washer too loud

16 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

The skate plate (diagram #14) may be out of alignment. I have found this when a Whirlpool built Direct Drive washer has been laid on it's side or after an out of balance load. Try opening the lid and grabbing the inside of the tub (be careful not to grab the tub ring #8 in diagram ~ I have broken one before) Lift the tub up and move around a little to re-align.

You can check the suspension pads. (#13 & 15) Sometimes these can disappear for no apparent reason. If they are in place, you may want to sand them a little with some fine sandpaper. They could be causing friction and not moving smoothly. Be sure to do both the upper and lower pads.

The other thing is that the brakes may be grabbing too hard at the end of spinning. This creates a jerking like motion. I have added just a little axle grease on the brake housing just between the brake spring. Not too much, just a little dab will do ya. Be sure to not get any near the clutch... you don't want it slipping....

By the way - IMO this is a great machine - Best built EVER!!

But opinions are like buttholes, everybody's got one.... :rocker:

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