Author Topic: Kenmore top load washer agitates during spin cycle after repairs  (Read 1489 times)

Offline therdbandit

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I have a kenmore top load washer that is about 10 years old.  After it stopped spinning during the spin cycle, it was determined that the clutch had gone out (as well as the lid button needing to be replaced).

After replacing the clutch and the lid button, the washer now agitates during the spin cycle.  Could it be possible that I did not put it back together correctly or could it be that the transmission has now gone out due to the new clutch?

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Bad transmission. Seen it
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What is a lid button?
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Offline therdbandit

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What is a lid button?
Lid button = Lid switch  (sorry)

Bad transmission. Seen it

I find it hard to believe that the transmission just happened to go bad right now, since I had never had issues with the transmission previously.  Which makes me think: A- I didn't get something aligned correctly when I replaced the clutch.  Or  B- Having a clutch that finally works properly, did a number on my transmission. 

Knowing me, I am leaning toward option A.   

Any other thoughts from those out there?

Offline fairbank56

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  Are you saying that it does spin but also the agitator is going back and forth during spin? Or, in spin mode, it doesn't spin but agitator is going back and forth? If the former, then the gearcase is faulty.

Eric

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Correct, It does spin and also the agitator is going back and forth during the spin cycle.

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If you don't mind getting greasy and want to save money, you can replace the cam, 285206.

Offline fairbank56

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  Yes, you most likely have a worn agitate cam or a part associated with the cam operation. The shifter (28) rotates the cam (14) a few degrees in either direction depending on agitate or spin mode. In spin mode it is rotated so that the cam follower (13)  lifts the agitate gear (11) off of the agitator shaft splines so that even though the agitate gear is still rotated back and forth by the rack (17), it isn't engaged with the shaft to cause agitation. You can see the three ramps on the two cam parts that cause the cam follower to move up or down depending on which way the cam is rotated.

Eric





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  Just be aware, the part of the video where he shows how to remove/replace the agitate cam is wrong. He has the cam and cam follower installed in reverse order. Ain't gonna work that way. That is not the agitator shaft that he removed in the first part of the video that has the cam installed properly.

Eric

 

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