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Offline JWWebster

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Re: Kenmore 80 series washer
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2008, 05:44:07 PM »
Take the motor off and run it with out being hooked to the tranny.See if it gets hot.Look in the pump for sand.
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Offline KenOH98

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Re: Kenmore 80 series washer
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2008, 07:22:50 PM »
I removed the cabinette and the pump then pulled the motor off and ran it. Let it go through what would have been a whole spin cycle and it seems fine. I couldn't find anything wrong with the pump either. nothing it itand it punps fine.

Offline apptech

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Re: Kenmore 80 series washer
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2008, 08:40:54 PM »
If the washer will agitate, but not spin then look for something that maybe holding the inner basket from turning. Such as a piece of cloth caught between the inner and outer tub. Check around the top edge of the two tubs for such a item.

Also take a close look at the holes inside the wash basket. I have seen things like a nail poke through the inner tub and take hold of the outer tub keeping the basket from spinning.

If the washer will not agitate or spin I would say you need a new transmission.

You can remove the transmission from the washer and see if you can turn it both ways by hand.
With the transmission removed you can also see if you can spin the basket by hand by turning the brake at the bottom of the washer.


Offline Maxxheadroom

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Re: Kenmore 80 series washer
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2008, 12:18:13 AM »
Do a simple test. Check that lid switch for continuity. Using a meter see if it has continuity or simply bypass it . How? Unplug the lidswich and jump between the 2 outer wires.
If she spins then she needs a new lid switch. Or you can just bypass it and hope nobody reaches into the wildly spinning washer and trys to play grab the sheet without dislodging the arm from the socket. One of my favorites.
Left click on picture to enlarge it. oopz :2funny:

Do you happen to have a part number for that switch? I cannot read the one I have and cannot find anything on the sears site to save my life. The mounting holes broke off on ours and needs to be replaced. To many kids around our house for that not to work.

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Re: Kenmore 80 series washer
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2008, 12:52:32 AM »
you say not spin at all, looks like the transmission is damaged in the spinning, in my own method i take out and turn by hand, and check if does the washing and spining motions, you should turning in both directions, may be the masters can explain this more accurate

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Re: Kenmore 80 series washer
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2008, 01:03:46 PM »
I made up a harness that has multiple different lid switch designs on it. I made it out of lid switches that were replaced over the years. All of which are taped together. When I work on a washer I grab my harness and plug in whichever one will fit. It comes in handy when I want to set the washer in motion with the case off or the lid removed on certain washers.
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Offline bal62958

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Re: Kenmore 80 series washer
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2009, 09:28:08 PM »
You say it went through the whole cycle but stopped at the spin cycle.  You may want to check the door switch, part # 8318084

 

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