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Author Topic: Kenmore washer spins intermittently - clutch and coupler are good  (Read 1904 times)

Offline robtheduck

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Kenmore washer will not spin about 75% of the time.  Drains fine.  It sounds like it is spinning, but it's not.  Stopping/restarting the cycle always makes it start spinning.  See video (ignore the crying babies  :D)



I have already replaced the clutch and the drive coupler.  I am really stuck on this one.  Thoughts?

Offline dab147315

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Re: Kenmore washer spins intermittently - clutch and coupler are good
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 06:53:06 PM »
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=13346.msg70271#msg70271
Read this older post .Same design washer as yours.

Offline mz3own

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Re: Kenmore washer spins intermittently - clutch and coupler are good
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 06:22:47 AM »
well it shouldn't be spinning with the lid open. You may have an intermitent lid switch.

Offline robtheduck

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Re: Kenmore washer spins intermittently - clutch and coupler are good
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 09:18:57 PM »
Sorry, forgot to mention that I bypassed the lid switch as well.

Here is another video that might be better than the first one.  Notice:
- the sound of the motor while the drum is not spinning
- when I stop the washer (by pushing in the knob), the motor sound stops, and then the drum catches and spins a little bit
- when I restart the washer (by pulling the knob back out), the drum starts to go into the spin cycle



Could this be an issue with the brake?

I understand it could be the timer, but I'm trying to exhaust all other possibilities before shelling out $100 for the part.

Thanks again,
- Rob

Offline Jdm

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Re: Kenmore washer spins intermittently - clutch and coupler are good
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 09:50:44 PM »
Sounds like timer to me. Washers pumps down first then timer advances. Then it cuts off & back on this engaging the washer in spin. So if it pumps down & the only way you can get it to doing is by stopping & restarting the timer then it's the timer
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Offline nolling43

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Re: Kenmore washer spins intermittently - clutch and coupler are good
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 10:36:37 PM »
IF IT'S A DIRECT DRIVE WASHER, IT'S THE TIMER. USUALLY, THE WASHER STOPS AFTER AN AGITATE CYCLE, THEN GOES INTO A NUETRAL DRAIN FOR 90? SECONDS. STOPS AGAIN SO THAT THE GEARCASE LOCKS INTO SPIN. THEN SPINS. YOU'VE LOST A TIMER CAM. UNIT IS NOT PAUSING AFTER THE NUETRAL DRAIN SO IT CAN LOCK INTO SPIN.

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Re: Kenmore washer spins intermittently - clutch and coupler are good
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2014, 10:06:55 PM »
Thanks, you guys are great on this forum.

I appreciate the explanations.

 

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