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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2011, 07:44:16 PM »
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2011, 07:44:38 PM »
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2011, 09:33:22 AM »
Thanks to the vidoe and the switch jump tip. I cansee that motor, pump, coupler and clutch are spinning.  After a minute or two I notice a slight burnt smell while looking under neither at the clutch spinning.  Does it sound like the clutch needs to be replaced?

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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2011, 09:39:02 AM »
"...After a minute or two I notice a slight burnt smell while looking under neither at the clutch spinning."

Huh???
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2011, 09:44:46 AM »
It was a barely noticeable smell; perhaps it was just the smell some oil on a warm surface - kind of like oil burning off a hot motor block.

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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2011, 09:56:23 AM »
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Transmission-Brake-or-Clutch-Component/8299642/831493

While it's spinning, will the tub turn freely by hand? Did you take the agitator off so you can see if anything is turning? Sounds like the clutch.
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2011, 09:58:45 AM »
Atually, when I first jumped the switch the washer tub and agitaor spun.  After the cycle ended and I tried it again, nothing turn.  If the clutch drum is spinning yet the washer drum isn't, does that sound like the clutch is the problem?  Or should I investigate further?

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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2011, 10:00:32 AM »
While it's spinning, will the tub turn freely by hand? Did you take the agitator off so you can see if anything is turning? Sounds like the clutch.
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2011, 10:03:29 AM »
Do this: While it's in spin and running, Take you hand and give the tub a spin and see if it starts to spin.
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2011, 10:09:15 AM »
Yes, it does spin freely by hand while the motor is running.  The agitator is off and the shaft is not turning.  I tryied the hand spin -it turns but oes not start to spin on its own.

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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2011, 10:24:04 AM »
 It can be either the basket drive or the clutch. Take the transmission out and look at the bottom of the basket drive for a white plastic piece and it should look like this:

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Clutch-Band-kit/285790/2690?replacedManufacturerPartNumber=64194

If it does look like that replace the clutch.
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2011, 10:28:58 AM »
Thanks - will do.

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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2011, 10:37:54 AM »
FYI: Lay washer on it's back>Remove the pump/motor>Remove 3 trans bolts>Pull trans out....very simple.
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2011, 12:09:33 PM »
Ok - I took the motor/trans assembly out, the brake cam looks fine.  I took the clutch band out and it looks somewhat worn.  I also took off the clutch drum.  I then put a wrench on the motor shaft (where the pump mounts) and turned the shaft.  The spin rod does not turn, but the short outer rod, onto which the clutch drum mounts, does turn.  Is this operating correctly?

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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2011, 12:34:29 PM »
or does it sound like a trans problem?

 

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