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Re: Kenmore 90 Series - No agitation
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2008, 10:22:14 AM »
The clicking noise is coming from the switch that is mounted on the motor (not the capacitor).  When it agitates it is not a smooth motion.  It jerks more than it usually does.

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Re: Kenmore 90 Series - No agitation
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2008, 11:03:24 AM »
the switch on the motor is a "centrifugal switch"

The timer contacts send the voltage to the centrifugal switch which connects the motor's "start" windings, and when the motor is up to speed, it switches to the "run" windings, if the motor slows down too much it'll switch back to the "start" windings.

Either the switch is bad or the motor has a problem keeping up to speed (or because of the tranny)

or the contacts in the timer are still "bouncing"
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Re: Kenmore 90 Series - No agitation
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2008, 11:45:25 AM »
Can the contacts on the timer really bounce so much that they would cause that?

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Re: Kenmore 90 Series - No agitation
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2008, 11:55:41 AM »
maybe if they don't have very much "spring force" left to keep them held closed... depending on how much the washer is vibrating ...

it's hard to tell without "being there"
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Re: Kenmore 90 Series - No agitation
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2008, 12:10:12 PM »
Well, I checked around for a new timer and there are none to be had unless I wait 1 week or pay for next day shipping.  I am going to take apart the timer (I know, that's not a good idea) and try to see if I can do something with it.

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Re: Kenmore 90 Series - No agitation
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2008, 09:12:00 AM »
I got the timer apart, but could not find anything wrong with it.  All contact points looked ok and everything was moving and springing back ok.  It was not easy to put back together.

I am giving up.  The wife wants a new washer (you know how that goes), so I'm kicking this one to the curb and heading to Sears.

Thanks to everyone for all the help.  At least I learned alot.

If anybody wants free parts (2 motors, 2 trannys, a new centrifugal switch), just pay for shipping and they are yours.  Send me an email.  I will keep the parts for a few weeks before tossing them.

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Re: Kenmore 90 Series - No agitation
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2008, 11:22:47 AM »
what about the other timer? I have made a washer out of 2 washers. Are both timers shot?
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Re: Kenmore 90 Series - No agitation
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2008, 11:40:26 AM »
The timers I have are different and I don't think they are interchangeable.  One is for the Kenmore 90 series and the other is for a Whirlpool Gold Ultracare HD Supercapacity+.  This one does not have as many cycle options as the Kenmore.

The model # for the Whirlpool is GST9344EQ0.

The timer for the Whirlpool is good, but I cannot say for sure if the Kenmore timer is good or not.

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Re: Kenmore 90 Series - No agitation
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2008, 01:38:19 PM »
Here is what I have done in the past
 I removed the whole back with the control harness and all that and I attach that to the base of another machine.The only thing holding the back on is 3 screws at the base. The whole control panel harness Downspout,watervalve will all lift off the base and attach to another machine. 
Go for it. What have you got to lose?  :2funny: O0
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Re: Kenmore 90 Series - No agitation
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2008, 03:22:46 PM »
I guess you are right.  Everything is the same except the controls and wiring harnesses.  It just might work.   I will give it a shot.

If it works, the wife will not be happy, since she has already picked out a new machine. 8)

 

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