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Kenmore Elite top loader won't spin - 2
« on: April 16, 2013, 09:08:35 AM »
My girlfriend has a this Kenmore Elite washer that will agitate, drain & occasionally spin.  However, the spinning has been happening less as time progresses.  We have found that if we spin the inner tub a little bit clockwise & close the lid, the washer will then spin for us.  There are no unusual noises to make us thing that the motor or tranny is bad.

Any help is greatly appreciated!  Thanks in advance!

Ed

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Re: Kenmore Elite top loader won't spin - 2
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 05:35:11 PM »
MODEL NUMBER NEEDED. :tickedoff:

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Re: Kenmore Elite top loader won't spin - 2
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 07:49:02 PM »
1. Did you check the nut on the tub block, (need special tool - Spanner wrench to tighten) sometimes the nut comes loose and the ears on the tub block wear off. There are two styles (389140) & (96384) short and long tub blocks . The tub sits on the block and transmission. (located under the agitator) 1/2 " Nut.


2. Also need to check clutch pads to see that the brake is releasing, if it is releasing there may be oil inside the clutch lining and slipping not allowing the clutch to grap hold to get up to high speed spin.




Let me know what you find...

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Kenmore Elite top loader won't spin - 2
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 10:38:00 AM »
 How can you diagnose something without a model number.


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Re: Kenmore Elite top loader won't spin - 2
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 01:20:06 PM »
Kenmore elite = Whirlpool
Top loader that you can open the lid on and spin by hand= Old style direct drive
 I'd bet he's got it right.
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Re: Kenmore Elite top loader won't spin - 2
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 02:19:28 PM »
 

  Kenmore Elite does not equal Whirlpool. Elite is just a name, Kenmore has Elite top loaders and front loaders, Whirlpool and non-Whirlpool. The OP's washer may very well be a typical older Whirlpool DD but there is no way to know for sure without a model number. Kenmore's current Elite top loader ain't no Whirlpool DD.

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Re: Kenmore Elite top loader won't spin - 2
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 02:31:11 PM »
Lol, re-reading the OP, I'll stick with what I said. :) Can't know for sure without the model, but it is a good guess.
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Re: Kenmore Elite top loader won't spin - 2
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2013, 07:53:15 AM »
Unless it's over 5 years old. Kenmore Elite laundry is LG built.

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Re: Kenmore Elite top loader won't spin - 2
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2013, 02:41:52 PM »
My apologies for the very delayed response.  I can not seem to locate the model number.  I have removed the control panel as I have seen on other threads, but I am unable to locate the model number.  Can you provide a possible location that I should look?  I am a novice regarding appliances.

Thanks,
Ed

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