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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2011, 12:51:59 PM »
Pry the cover off and remove the main gear. Inspect the spin pawl. You may can repair the tranny for $5 part. The spin pawl is all snug up against the innards when the washer fist begins spinning. This allows the water to be pumped out without straining the motor. A built in pause in the timer momentarily shuts down the power to the motor and the spin pawl gets slung outwards. When the washer resumes spinning the spin pawl catches one of the 3 spin bosses under that main drive pulley and the drum begins to rotate. Their is also a plastic part under the washer called a brake cam actuator. It must release the brake so the basket can turn free. If the ear is broken on it, it won't release the brake. The basket drive also needs to be checked.
Here is a video: Basket drive and spin tube removal
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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2011, 02:54:11 PM »
The main drive gear gets smooth too so if it is worn out that could be the problem also.
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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2011, 03:16:28 PM »
I looked at the video for removing the basket drive and the gentleman on the video makes it look ridiculously simple to remove, but as I turn the brake counterclockwise as instructed, the basket drive does not release but rather spins along.

Here is a link to a few pictures of the transmission, clutch and brake.

http://cid-c4d79494403b63a4.photos.live.com/self.aspx/Washer/Photo0228.jpg

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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2011, 04:36:47 PM »
Must I removed the inner tub and the drive block in order to remove the basket drive from the bottom?

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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2011, 05:48:12 PM »
I was able to remove the basket drive and inspect it and it seems just fine (see link to pics below).  My next step is to try again to open the gearcase and see if the spin pawls are broken as recommended. Thanks.

http://cid-c4d79494403b63a4.photos.live.com/self.aspx/Basket%20Drive/Photo0235.jpg

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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2011, 06:10:53 PM »
Check this gear for worn smooth outer edge It is plastic. If you have to get a new one the small companion gear comes with it and is easily replaced. you will need snap ring pliers to remove the keeper that holds down the main gear and do not mess with anything other than the spin pawl. If it need oil in the tranny use 90 weight gear oil.
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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2011, 07:48:57 PM »
Thanks for all the help. I was finally able to pry the cover open on the gearcase and it seems like the plastic gear does have some smooth worn spots on it. As you can see the gear does not engage sometimes when I turn it by hand in the following video:



Follow the link for photos of the worn gear as well as the gear removed exposing the spin pawl which looks okay to me.

http://cid-c4d79494403b63a4.photos.live.com/self.aspx/Plastic%20Gear/Photo0237.jpg#resId/C4D79494403B63A4!134

Can you point me to the correct replacement gear for my washer model? Also do you think I should dump this oil and replace it with fresh 90 weight gear oil? Thanks again.

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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2011, 10:01:37 PM »
There you go that is the solution Replace that gear and pinion. You get 2 parts. Let me find you a deal on it (FSP part number 285362) $63 bucks pretty sweet, my brother paid more for his with my discount.
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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2011, 10:23:28 PM »
Thanks again. So do you think I should replace the oil in the gearcase or I can use the existing oil? Or will I have to discard the old oil in order to install the new gear? If so how much oil do I put in the gearcase?

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Re: Kenmore Series 80 Washer
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2011, 09:47:15 AM »
Just leave the oil alone it is ok.
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