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Kenmore 70 Series Washer No Spin
« on: June 28, 2009, 07:31:19 PM »
I have a Kenmore 70 series washer that does not spin.  What I know for sure is that the lid switch is ok, the coupler isn't broken, it does agitate, I took apart the center section and all looks ok.  The motor runs but just won't spin the basket.  I'm stumped on this one, any help please.

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Washer No Spin
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 01:45:50 PM »
It's either a bad clutch or a bad transmission. With the cover off jumper the lid switch put it on spin and observe the clutch if it spins and the basket doesn't it's the clutch, if it doesn't spin it's the tranny.

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Washer No Spin
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 04:16:07 PM »
Remove the coupling and look at it closely. I bet the endpiece that mounts on the tranny is wallowed out.

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Washer No Spin
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 07:32:50 PM »
Thanks guys, I did what you said and it seems that the clutch is to blame.  Have one in the mail and I will let you know.

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Washer No Spin
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 09:34:09 PM »
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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Washer No Spin
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 09:51:11 PM »
Ok, I installed the new clutch and put it all back together.  It still won't spin though.  When I was putting it together I noticed that the center shaft didn't seem right.  When you remove the the center piece that agitates you can see that it looks like the tub is sitting to low, maybe about an inch.  When I lift it, it will grab the little plastic piece like it should which would engage the tub.  Should it sit higher or am I wrong about that?  Those two metal tabs in there weren't worn but they are a little bent.  Any more ideas would help.  Also, can I just turn the knob to spin to check the operation or do I have to start the cycle from the very beginning.  Thanks.

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Washer No Spin
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009, 10:12:46 PM »
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Also, can I just turn the knob to spin to check the operation or do I have to start the cycle from the very beginning.

You can just turn the knob to spin, but if you have the cabinet removed you will have to jump out the lid switch for it to spin.

Does the motor run during the spin cycle?

Does the clutch spin during the spin cycle?

How about the block under the agitator?

Here is what a good block looks like.



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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Washer No Spin
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009, 10:19:22 PM »
The motor runs and the clutch spins, but I'm not sure about the block.  It looks a little different from the picture you sent.  How can I jump the lid switch?  That would make it easier to see what spins.  I tried to send you a picture of the tub sitting to low but the computer says the picture is to large.

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Washer No Spin
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 10:27:24 PM »
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I tried to send you a picture of the tub sitting to low but the computer says the picture is to large.

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Washer No Spin
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2009, 10:31:47 PM »
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How can I jump the lid switch?

Take a piece of wire and strip the insulation from the ends.
Put the ends of the wire you just stripped in the lid switch wire harness were you unplugged it from the cabinet to jump it out.

I would remove the agitator and run it in spin (with or without the cabinet on) and see if it's slipping on that block.

If that block is stripped out you will see the shaft spin around inside the block.

The shaft, block and tub should all spin together. Some were something is slipping.


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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Washer No Spin
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2009, 07:36:04 PM »
I have replaced the clutch, the basket drive and brake assembly and paid $60 for a professional to tell me it was the basket drive.  Still not working!   Do you guys have any diagrams or instructions you could email me?

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Washer No Spin
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2009, 08:04:10 PM »
Quick and simple...take the cabinet off and bypass the lid switch so it will go into spin if turned on. Set the timer to spin and observe the clutch and basket drive bands above the transmission. If the  clutch is turning, the problem lies in the brake or basket drive. If neither band is turning you need a new gearcase.



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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Washer No Spin
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2009, 03:33:44 PM »
At the top of the basket drive there are two metal notches pointing up.  What do they spline to?  I think that's my problem.  Plus, the basket itself is still sitting about an inch to low.  What holds this up that could be causing that problem?

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Washer No Spin
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2009, 05:29:02 PM »
got any pictures?
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