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kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« on: February 27, 2011, 12:44:03 PM »
i have a kenmore elite front load washer(model #110.44832200) around 6 years old, and in the last few weeks it has started to not completely dry the clothes on the spin cycle. it does spin and mostly dry them out but not like it used to. they come out wet enough that i can wring them out by hand and get a bit of water. its taking significantly longer in the dryer. i am fairly handy but have never had to deal with a washer before, any thoughts where i can look or should i be calling the repair man?? im at a loss because my parents machines lasted 20+ years with no problems so we bought the same and this is the 3rd problem weve had with it(the first 2 were on warranty)
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Re: kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 12:48:09 PM »
forgot to mention my wife had to unplug and restart it when it first began to act up a few weeks ago because it stopped half way through cycle and wouldnt do anything..seemed dead, but restarted and works, except the extra spin
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Re: kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 04:59:47 PM »
The Drain Pump on that washer has a plug in the front that you can unscrew and clean out the trap. I would check that first. I often find this type of water pump full of coins and such. This restricts the water from properly draining from the washer in the amount of time allowed.



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Re: kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 07:30:32 PM »
ok i cleaned the drain but still not right. there was some stuff int there but not too much. theres no transmission fluid on the walls either. any other suggestions?
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Re: kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 08:11:20 PM »
you could try less detergent. Oversudsing can cause drainage issues.

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Re: kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 09:58:22 PM »
its definatly not the detergent. i checked it throughout the cycle and theres hardly any there.

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Re: kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2011, 12:04:15 AM »
  Your probably not getting the high speed spin and or blockage somewhere in the drain system. Did you take the pump apart and also check entire hose system? The tech sheet inside the machine should have diagnostic procedures also.

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Re: kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011, 12:32:13 AM »
nothing appears to be in any of the drain lines and the residual water seems to be minimal. im leaning more toward the spin(extended) not completeing its full cycle. the clothes are quite wet but not sitting in water. as though its being lightly spun and pumped out but not spun extra dry. im definatly thinking its missing the high speed spin but dont know where to look to find out. my wife said when it froze a few weeks back it was flashing 0:11, as though stuck at this wash time and would only work when unplugged and plugged back in. is there a diagnostic i can run on this. ive noticed other brands have a series of buttons that will send it through tests to find faults.
i could have washed a baseball team with the last load of towels that came out!
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Re: kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011, 06:11:53 PM »
I'd like to know the answer to this too.

I had to give a refund to a customer for this problem on a Whirlpool last week  >:(

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Re: kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2011, 08:59:22 PM »
i have just tried a load on heavy duty with the extended spin and it worked fine, its the normal wash that there seems to be an issue. does that mean its something electrical?
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Re: kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 06:57:55 PM »

if anyone is still out there -

how did you resolve this problem? I paid Sears to come out last week, they ran the diagnostic that I had already found and run already.  No error codes mean there's nothing wrong... but our clothes are still wet - everything seems to be working but something must be different. Our Kenmore Elite HE Front Loader is 9 years old. what could be causing wet clothes after an apparently normal spin? Pump was replaced just a year ago and no error codes since then. - spin and drain seem to be working properly...  HELP!?

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Re: kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2012, 07:01:03 PM »
Please start a new topic and include the model number of your washer.



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Re: kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 07:13:43 PM »
Had one do this and it was the pump. Water had seeped past the seal and saturated the motor housing, causing it to give an erratic problem and not enough for a code. See if the motor housing looks clear ( mine was dark looking through the housing), may have water in it.

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Re: kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 10:03:22 AM »
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Water had seeped past the seal and saturated the motor housing, causing it to give an erratic problem and not enough for a code.

Sometimes when something jams in the pump, it tweeks the impeller, which pushes the impeller shaft to one side, creating a gap in the shaft seal.  This allows water to seep into the motor winding housing.  You would think the bearings would prevent this from happening, but it looks like water still gets through regardless.

So you can remove whatever got stuck in the pump, but the pump may still fail a few months down the road.
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Re: kenmore elite front load washer wont spin completely dry
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2012, 10:48:48 AM »
Could be a worn belt.
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