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Offline drewbop

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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2010, 08:52:24 AM »
well took her down to the motor and tried to run it alone to see what would happen-weird, it would just make a humming noise and wouldn't spin. i could kinda help it spin but made a rubbing noise within the housing. 

turns out i'm getting a new washer!

at least i tried.

thanks for the suggestions and help

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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2010, 09:13:27 AM »
What kind of washer you gonna get?
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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2010, 09:25:32 AM »
no idea-probably something cheap from a used appliance store.

i'm not sure if i can afford a new unit.

but if i were to do so, what would you suggest?

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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2010, 09:59:09 AM »
Why not just get a motor? It is simple to install. Your washer ain't leaking and every thing else functions right? Hay I just looked at your washer motor. Did you plug in that little quick connect when you put it back. Their is a big harness connection to plug in and a small one.
If you ain't got the small connection plugged in then that is gonna be your problem
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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2010, 10:24:30 AM »
Check that motor plug like JW suggest first.

I looked up your model number and found that it uses motor part # 3352287.

Then I checked some prices for you, not cheap!

First our parts affiliates:

1. RepairClinic.com $185.20

2. AppliancePartsPros.com $176.01

Now I don't normally post links to sears parts page. For one we are not affiliated with them so in other words they do not support our site. Also most of the time they are higher priced when I do check there site against our affiliate parts suppliers.

In this case sears had the cheaper price on the motor.

3. Sears $141.76

I would guess you would be able to buy a good used direct drive washer like you have for the price of a motor or less.

Another option would be to see if you could find a used motor from a local appliance repair shop.


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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2010, 01:31:06 PM »
yeah, i hope everything still works. i just put in a new lid switch and new clutch... i've looked on ebay and they can be bought as cheap as around $50. i think that would be worth it, rather than purchasing a new one.

i suppose the motor must have been the problem all along?

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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2010, 01:58:32 PM »
Did you check that small plug?
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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2010, 02:06:57 PM »
oh, sorry- all plugs were connected

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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2010, 02:14:21 PM »
in fact-i just ran the motor (out of the washer) to see if it would spin. and of course she spun just fine. i turned it off/on a few more times and it would spin just fine each time.

so i hooked everything up and ran the washer again. the tub spun fast again! i turned it off, waited till it came to a complete stop and pulled the switch again-and the tub wouldn't move.  i quickly to the few parts off again to get to the motor to see if it would spin without anything and it wouldn't spin at all anymore-just make a humming noise and get really hot.

therefore i gotta believe it is something in the motor that catches, er something. anyways, i am think i'm going to go purchase a used motor from the local repair shop for $85.

knock on wood, and the motor fixes everything that would bring my total of parts to $150 (which when i called a repair man they said it would be at least $200 to fix, by the sounds of it)

so all in all, i still didn't make out to bad. let's hope this motor works!

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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2010, 04:54:46 PM »
Let us know.
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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2010, 09:25:32 PM »
I see these 3 speed motors burn up all the time. Just like the Kenmore 90 series dryers with the shorter shaft. Same as the ones on the Duet dryers too. They will run for a little while and overheat and quit.

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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2010, 02:30:04 AM »
may be bad Cycle (Speed) Selector Switch in Control Panel
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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2010, 09:58:35 AM »
replaced the motor yesterday afternoon, and have run SEVERAL loads through it already (trying to catch up from the last week.) so far, so good!

let's hope this motor holds up for a bit!

thanks again

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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2010, 10:03:19 AM »
Have your capacitor tested before you buy a motor.
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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2010, 10:54:35 AM »
crap-

well after running a all those loads through the washer that first night, i started a load the next day and came up with a similar problem from before. my clothes were ringing wet still.

so i ran the load through again and found that for some reason the spin cycle wasn't working (again). i put the dial back on spin cycle and started turning the bin with my hands and walaa-it would start spinning and get up to speed and work just fine.

every load thereafter so far we have to always turn the dial back to the spin cycle and get it started with our hands so our clothes don't turn out ringing wet.

i'm tired of this. any other ideas? or should i just trash the thing?

 

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