My front-loading washer goes through the full cycle, but it won't spin (although it is not making any horrible grinding noises). It is a Kenmore 110.46462501 Ser# HLT0416815. I suspect that my teenage son has frequently overloaded the washer, and consequently, some part has worn out.
I was hopeful that it was a simple enough fix, but have now been advised that it needs new bearings and that the labor involved makes the cost not worthwhile and that I should just replace it.
I am wondering whether learning how to replace these bearings might be a good job for that same teenaged son, especially as he is highly motivated to have clean clothes! I figure that if I am prepared to call the unit garbage, there is little harm in having him try. He is mechanically inclined, and is quite intelligent. I did find some explosion diagrams on another site, however, I know nothing about access to parts or a repair manual. If anyone has any resources they would be willing to share, I'd be much obliged.
Oh, and I'm in Albany NY. If anyone one this list thinks that they can make this repair, I'm open to receiving a professional estimate!