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kenmore washer clicking on spin cycle
« on: November 10, 2008, 11:17:54 PM »
kenmore washer clicking on spin cycle.drains fine but clicking and the house lights dim in sync with clicking

Model 110.23922200

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Re: kenmore washer clicking on spin cycle
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 05:53:47 AM »
bad motor
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Re: kenmore washer clicking on spin cycle
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008, 07:29:23 AM »
isnt there a solinoid that switches from low spin to high spin ? all other cycles work and it soes spin just makes that clicking noise.

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Re: kenmore washer clicking on spin cycle
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 07:40:51 AM »

Your motor has a centrifugal switch built onto it that switches from the start winding to the run winding automatically. Most of the time this is a seamless operation that occurs in less than 1 second when the motor is started. The motor is the only component that will dim your lights, unless you have a loose Neutral connection in the wall somewhere.

Since this motor has 2 different directions that the motor must turn in order to agitate and spin, the centrifugal switch must do a lot of work.  There is no solenoid. The  direct drive washer manual is on this forum in the manuals section if you'd like to review the mechanics.

There is an outside chance that something could be lodged in the pump, causing the  motor to bind up some and cut out. Try taking off the cabinet and disconnecting the pump from the motor shaft and running it again to see if this happens. You can jumper the lid switch to run the machine with the cabinet off.
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Re: kenmore washer clicking on spin cycle
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2009, 01:07:50 PM »
could it still be the motor if the first rinse cycle spins fine but the higher speed 2nd cycle seems to have trouble. stills spins but i think it shold spin faster?also is a motor replacement easy? worth the money?

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Re: kenmore washer clicking on spin cycle
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009, 01:43:55 PM »
2 months later, and now you want to pick this up again??

Any repair where the part costs you less than $200 is worth it. The direct drive manual is here someplace for your to learn how...

Could be the motor, clutch or transmission...we can't tell from here.
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Re: kenmore washer clicking on spin cycle
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2009, 01:06:42 PM »
Hi,

100.23922200 is not a correct model number.

Chances are your model number starts with 110.

Please take another look at the model number and post the correct one here.

Looks like all Whirlpool washer & dryer service manuals can be found here.

Washer & Dryer Service Repair Manuals for Whirlpool



You may want to take a look at the service manual for the Whirlpool Direct Drive Washer

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Re: kenmore washer clicking on spin cycle
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 12:09:49 AM »
Hard to say without hearing it, but if the clicking sounds like you are beating on empty pots with a wooden spoon in high spin, it could also be the spring of the basket drive rubbing.


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Re: kenmore washer clicking on spin cycle
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2009, 08:55:05 PM »
I recently worked on a washer that did the clicking and what it was doing was starting and stoping every second. Weirdest crap I ever seen. But I drank a few beers and watched that sucker for a while and the motor got slower and slower and got noticably hot. But this was on a washer with a speed control on it  and that threw me off the trail for a while. I finally setteled on bad motor. Nobody in this forum answered my question either, but then... I ask some pretty damn hard to answer questions.
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