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Kenmore Washer 110.26912691 issues

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Hello all.  Thought I'd try to fix it myself before I called a repair service.  Kenmore 110.26912691.

Here's the issues.  6 year old washer usually works just fine, but causes heart ache other times. 

1.  Sometimes the washer will fill with water and not agitate.  My wife or I try pushing in the timer knob and pulling it out in random spots, and that seems to correct the problem after some painful trial and error.

2.  Sometimes the washer makes it through the cycle until the spin is supposed to happen, and the spin never occurs and the tub is still full of water.  Again, messing with the knob in random spots fixes this.  To be quite honest, the timer may be just reaching the spin cycle point and just sitting there.  Not sure with this one. 

3.  Sometimes when the spin cycle engages, it starts out with a click, click, click,click sound.  Once the rpm's pickup, the sound goes away. 

All of these symptoms are random.  Sometimes it works just fine w/o incident. 

Any help would be appreciated.  I would like to think that I could do this myself.  I am usually pretty handy.

Thanks from the new guy. 

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Questions. When the washer fills with water and does not agitate, do you hear the motor running or is it dead?  When it gets to the spin cycle and does not drain or spin is it dead .  The washer cannot drain or spin if the lid switch is bad.  Also some Whirlpool/Kenmore DD washers will not agitate if the lid is not closed.  I am wondering if you are bumping the washer or perhaps leaning on the lid when you are messing with the timer and causing the lid switch to make contact as it might be going bad??   Please give us more details after thinking about this and seeing if this could be a possibility.  Will address the click, click problem later, as that could be caused by a number of factors.  Pegi

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The washer is dead when we notice the non-agitating and non-spinning.  I have noticed in the past that the lid must be down to spin, but not agitate if that helps any.

Thanks

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Check the drive coupler and the motor wiring harness.

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Can you hear a humming sound when it is "dead"?  You could have a transmission going out, binding the motor, you could have timer with bad contacts, and you could have a wiring harness issue, not making good contact somewhere down at the motor or up at the timer block.  Sound like you are not getting power to the motor perhaps. But the click sound could be indications of a transmission going bad.

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The drive coupler has gone bad.  I took the washer apart in haste and saw a pile of rubber shreds on the floor.  I took the motor off, and wallah, the center rubber piece of the drive coupler is shot.  I hope that this is the only problem.  Now to put it back together..........ummmmm, yeah, that could prove to be challenging.  I'll get it though.  Nothing a few beers wont fix.  Thanks all for all the advise.

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