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Re: kennmore 70 series spin problems
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2014, 07:57:07 PM »
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Re: kennmore 70 series spin problems
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2014, 10:49:02 PM »
CHECK THE BUSHING ON THE BASKET-DRIVE FOR WEAR. CLICKING IN SPIN USUALLY MEANS THE CAM FOR THE BRAKE IN THE BASKET-DRIVE IS BAD. GOOG LUCK ! ! ! ! !

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Re: kennmore 70 series spin problems
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2014, 08:02:15 PM »
I located the sound of the clicking when starting the spin cycle.  It is actually located on the drive motor inside the housing.  On the pump side of the motor shaft inside the motor housing, there is a centrifugal device held together with two springs.  This had become misaligned on its little plastic alignment pieces and was contacting the fan on the motor and may have actually be shorting the washer start switch.   I was able to get this part realigned but when I cranked up the spin cycle it is obvious the motor is on the way out.  It was able to turn faster but I started getting a distinctive electrical burning smell and I shut it down before the thermal overload kicked in.  The motor was pretty warm when I pulled it out, warmer than it should be for just spinning an empty basket with no water and the pump disconnected.  Is there any good source for replacement motors besides sears.  They are about 120.00 with free shipping.  What about replacing the capacitor?  Is it a necessary replacement or just a good idea.
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Re: kennmore 70 series spin problems
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2014, 08:05:36 PM »
Motor part # is 3349644

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Re: kennmore 70 series spin problems
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2014, 08:28:38 PM »
Motor part # is 3349644


Could try your luck with ebay or maybe you have a local appliance repair shop that would have a used one they could sell you. Unless you have a meter to check capacitance it's just a guessing game, but the capacitor is probably fine.
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