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Offline gregd1

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Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« on: January 22, 2011, 05:16:48 PM »
Hi, I have a Kenmore Series 80 Washer which was working fine. Last week as a load was in the wash and the washer reached the spin cycle, the machine started to produce this grinding/whirring noise and the basket did not spin.

I thought the motor coupling broke, but upon inspection it turns out not to be the coupler - it looks fine. I even jumped out the the lid switch to check that it was in working order, which it was. I removed the gearcase and inspected the clutch and nothing looks out of order - no broken pieces, nothing looks worn.

I changed the agitator dogs although the agitator works. When I put it in spin cycle it seems like the basket is trying to spin but it does not engage and only makes the whirring noise. I checked the clutch while the machine is running but it is stationary and I can see that the coupler is spinning but not the clutch.

Any help would be appreciated.

Model 11022882101

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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011, 07:24:17 PM »
Just to clarify, I am including a link to youtube where you can hear and see the defective washer. The link is below. Thanks.


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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 11:33:57 PM »
I can tell you exactly what to do. An object is between the inner and outer tub and that object is keeping the spin action from happening. Remove the inner tub and get that object out. This video shows how:
Tub seal replacement and more importantly how to remove that inner tub my friend
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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011, 11:40:38 PM »
Great, I'll try that and let you know how it comes out. I'm kind of hoping that's all it is and that I don't have to spring for something like a new transmission. Thanks.

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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2011, 09:49:48 AM »
If you're sure the coupler is good and the clutch is not spinning, then it has to be a bad transmission.

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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 10:13:26 AM »
Verify that it is fact agitating.
Next check the drain pump for a obstruction like a nail or underwire.
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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 11:12:20 AM »
My washer was making that exact noise and not spinning and I put 2 transmissions in it before removing the inner tub and finding a magic marker.
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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2011, 10:08:39 AM »
Well today I was able to remove the inner basket but I did not find any foreign object between the basket and the tub. There is nothing obstructing the drain pump that I can see.  I'm including a video of the drive block which looks okay to me. What should I look for on the drive block to possibly eliminate that as the cause of the washer not working?

If the drive block is fine I guess it would either be the clutch or the transmission. Thanks.


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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2011, 10:14:40 AM »
I don't see nothing wrong there. You need to get the tranny out now.
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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2011, 10:27:22 AM »
Okay, meaning I should replace it? Over the weekend I did take out the transmission and tried to open it up to take a look inside but I was unsuccessful in getting the cover off. I took out the screws but it was sealed so tightly that I was not even able to get a putty knife in to pry it open.

So you think my best bet is to get a replacement transmission? Thanks.

 

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