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Offline rharveysr

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Kenmore 80 Washer wont drain before spin
« on: February 02, 2009, 09:25:50 AM »
Our Kenmore 80 has developed an issue that doesnt happen all the time.  It will not drain the water before going into the spin cycle...or wont spin fast enough to get all the water out of the clothes.
 What we have had to do is set the dial back to the rinse cycle...so that it will rinse and then spin again. This seems to work sometimes.
  What is the problem?

Model 110.23812100
Serial # is cm4914583

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Rick

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Re: Kenmore 80 Washer wont drain before spin
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 09:46:39 AM »
Check your pump and drain for a blockage.
You also could have a timer connection issue. Remove the timer wire connectors and reattach them.
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Re: Kenmore 80 Washer wont drain before spin
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 09:51:30 AM »
The timer is in the instrument cluster on top? Is there a diagram of this washer that I can get my hands on? Sometimes there are tricks to taking it apart..

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Re: Kenmore 80 Washer wont drain before spin
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 10:07:48 AM »
The timer simply has a quick connection block, sometimes they get a little loose and all you gotta do is push it all the way back in. Check for a loose lid hinge and safety switch also.
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Re: Kenmore 80 Washer wont drain before spin
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 10:10:35 AM »
to get to the timer you swing up the controls by removing the screws on each side and flipping the console. Don't take the hinges off you work from the front on this washer. Nothing can be fixed by working from the back except connecting the hoses. check for a loose lid switch connection too.
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Offline Mr. Fix-It

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Re: Kenmore 80 Washer wont drain before spin
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009, 02:52:18 PM »
I find when you get a weak spin on these machines it's usually the clutch.

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Re: Kenmore 80 Washer wont drain before spin
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2009, 03:45:20 PM »
I had a similar problem with my 80 series (see my 1/21/09 post).  It wasn't draining.  I cleaned the clutch with some brake cleaner and the machine is now draining great!  Life is good.  I didn't even have to buy a new clutch, but if your clutch is worn you can find them online for around $15.  See my post for details.

 

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