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Offline MajorApp

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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2010, 10:34:18 AM »
Sorry. I thought you said the motor wasn't doing anything, making no noise. Hot motor, trying to turn, sounds like a bad motor or a binding coupler. Did you make sure the pump could turn easily? Are both halves of the coupler flush with the shafts? If those things check good, I would replace the motor. It might have had just enough power to spin for a short time.
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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2010, 06:07:54 PM »
yeah, that's what i'm afraid of.... again, i was able to start the washer in spin mode and it would get up to regular speed. i would turn it off, then try to start it again and once again it would just make a humming sound. do you think maybe the brake is clamping down and getting stuck? i can barely move it by hand while it makes the humming noise, and it won't start spinning at all... just hums.................

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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2010, 06:11:42 PM »
That sounds to me like the motor.
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Offline kellonnie

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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2010, 09:15:07 PM »
take the pump off, take the motor off the tranny and start it on the ground see what it does, put your foot on it though,

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Re: Kenmore Washer
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2010, 12:39:16 AM »
Tranny and clutch. :(

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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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