Author Topic: Kenmore Washer won't spin consistently.  (Read 4749 times)

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8781
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: Kenmore Washer won't spin consistently.
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2010, 09:17:55 AM »
Have you had the cover off the tranny? It's the 1st and biggest thing in there. That big white thingy. Note: The spin pawl and other things are under the main drive gear so be
careful when removing it not to disturb the parts beneath when you inspect. You are looking for 2 things The outer portion of this main gear smooth and worn down in spots and the spin pawl smashed down. The new gear comes with a new pinion also. The pinion is on the shaft.
click pic to enlarge:
« Last Edit: March 29, 2010, 09:27:00 AM by JWWebster »
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

Offline rwestbrook

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 8
Re: Kenmore Washer won't spin consistently.
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2010, 09:26:12 AM »
No, I have not taken it apart yet.  I would like to have all the parts on hand so I only have to do it once.  We have two kids at home and can't be without a washer for long!  Do you think it would be saft to just order the neutral drain kit?  Or should I replace the main drive gear too?  (If I can find it)

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8781
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: Kenmore Washer won't spin consistently.
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2010, 09:27:41 AM »
You won't know what to order till you take a quick peek
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

Offline rwestbrook

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 8
Re: Kenmore Washer won't spin consistently.
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2010, 09:29:17 AM »
Gotcha, but is the main drive gear available if needed?  If so, where?

thanks for all your help!

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8781
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: Kenmore Washer won't spin consistently.
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2010, 02:03:02 PM »
Gear and pinion

Neutral drain kit

Tip: when replacing the neutral drain kit don't use those plates provided. 2 reasons: Use the wrong plate and you're screwed and if you take the original plate off you might knock it out of time and you don't want to do that.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2010, 02:10:31 PM by JWWebster »
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

Offline rwestbrook

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 8
Re: Kenmore Washer won't spin consistently.
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2010, 05:46:21 PM »
Thanks JW!  After putting off the repair and the intermittent spin getting progressively worse, I ordered the neutral drain kit from Appliance Parts Pros.  Talk about fast shipping!  My 13 year old son and I took the washer out into our garage and began the disassembly.  After opening the transmission, I found a very slight flat spot in the plastic pawl.  I replaced all the parts except the plates provided and managed to get it all back together.  So far, after running two loads, it has yet to fail to spin.  I really appreciate your help in this matter.  It only cost about $20 including shipping!
  
thanks again,

rick...

Offline jumptrout51

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 1879
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: Kenmore Washer won't spin consistently.
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2010, 06:23:21 PM »
WTG...JW.
You got it right.
Take a Kid fishing.

Offline AJ

  • Technician
    Administrator
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 9603
  • Country: us
    • ApplianceJunk.com - Appliance Repair
Re: Kenmore Washer won't spin consistently.
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2010, 06:30:41 PM »
+1 for JW  O0
Hope you find our website helpful.

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8781
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: Kenmore Washer won't spin consistently.
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2010, 07:04:45 PM »
I love it when a plan comes together!!!
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

 

Kenmore (frigidaire?) washer 417.29042991 No Spin - drains fine

Started by ratt2581

Replies: 1
Views: 6808
Last post September 21, 2007, 09:44:54 PM
by AJ
kenmore washer wont spin

Started by futch13

Replies: 5
Views: 4965
Last post October 09, 2007, 12:28:49 PM
by rickgburton
Kenmore washer by whirlpool, slow spin

Started by deemessingup

Replies: 2
Views: 5246
Last post November 12, 2007, 02:47:14 PM
by deemessingup
Kenmore washer won't spin

Started by pcgondreau

Replies: 6
Views: 6525
Last post February 29, 2008, 07:07:04 PM
by JWWebster
Kenmore Washer will not drain or spin, agitates on the agitate lo cylce only

Started by mattz

Replies: 5
Views: 9713
Last post March 11, 2008, 09:21:43 AM
by mattz
Kenmore - washer does not spin

Started by fazil

Replies: 3
Views: 3873
Last post March 25, 2008, 07:25:52 AM
by Repair-man