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Offline dbbyleo

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Kenmore series 80 washer?
« on: March 14, 2011, 01:36:18 PM »
I too have a Kenmore Series 80 and have a similar problem... but slightly different.

At the end of the wash cycle, I find the clothes still very wet and you can tell it didn't spin since all the clothes are just at the bottom (not stuck to the wall of the drum).

This happens intermittently.  Sometimes it spins, and sometimes it doesn't.

When I do find it didn't spin, all I have to do is turn the timer all the way around back to the spin cycle.  When I do that, the thing spins (everytime!).

What do you think is the issue in my particukar case?

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Re: Kenmore series 80 washer?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 02:20:46 PM »
Hi,

It is often best to start a new topic for your appliance problem and if you like you can link to a topic you think is similar to your problem.

I have split your reply into it's own topic for you.

What is the full model number of the washer? The full model number can be found on the model/serial tag that is located on the washer.

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Sometimes it spins, and sometimes it doesn't.

When it does not spin can you hear the motor running?


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Re: Kenmore series 80 washer?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 03:31:48 PM »
Under the main drive gear is a spin pawl. If that pawl gets smashed down a little it will sometimes catch and sometimes not catch. click pic to enlarge
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Re: Kenmore series 80 washer?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 08:47:07 AM »
Keep your eye on the lid switch. It should be clicking when the lid is opened or closed. Also, is this on all load sizes that it doesn't spin? The fact that it only does it sometimes is normally the lid switch or a slipping clutch.

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Re: Kenmore series 80 washer?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 09:38:24 AM »
Thank AJ... I'll remember that in the future.  Here's the model and type numbers:
Model: 110.23332100
Type: 111

I've read in another forum that this issue could be related to the timer.  The timer may have some bad contacts that causes the motor "not to pause before the spin cycle."  Something about the transmission type needs this pause for it to engage.  The timer fails to pause the motor and and so the transmission never engages after the drain.

They said that's why it ALWAYS spins after I reset the timer to back to the spin cycle only... that resetting of the timer (after the motor has stopped) constitute the "pause" the transmission needs.

Does my model number have that kind of transmission?

How plausible it their explanation?

Thanks!  Great forum by the way!

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Re: Kenmore series 80 washer?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2011, 09:52:46 AM »
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Does my model number have that kind of transmission?

I could not find that exact model number in the sears data base, but the 110. tells me it's a direct drive washer manufactured by Whirlpool for sears.

Please check the model number again.

Being a direct drive top load washer manufactured by Whirlpool for sear, yes it would have that kind of transmission.

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How plausible it their explanation?

Very plausible.

If the washer never passes by itself before the spin cycle then I would replace the timer.




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Re: Kenmore series 80 washer?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2011, 10:41:54 AM »
I have seen the connector on the timer back out a hair can cause intermittent spin.
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Re: Kenmore series 80 washer?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2011, 12:26:09 PM »
I have seen the connector on the timer back out a hair can cause intermittent spin.

And in those cases was it just "nudging it" that did the trick, or does it still mean the the timer needs to be replaced?

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Re: Kenmore series 80 washer?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2011, 01:40:00 PM »
Just yankin the plug out of the timer and shoving it back in did the trick on one washer.
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Re: Kenmore series 80 washer?
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011, 04:44:48 PM »
Any good links for instructions for how to access the timer?

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Re: Kenmore series 80 washer?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2011, 05:19:20 PM »
Flip up the controls. If your timer is plastic you will have to yank out the small plastic rod a hair. It has a ball on the end of it the spreads the hollows timer shaft and holds the knob on. One the knob is off yall remove the skirt some folks call a dial indicator a fancy name for it is an escrucheon. Once you get that out the screws will be exposed so you can remove the timer from the control panel.  click on pics to enlarge:
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