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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2011, 02:06:57 PM »
Get the cover off the tranny and inspect the main drive wheel for wear. It is made of plastic. Click on pic to enlarge. Video shows worn out main drive gear:
« Last Edit: June 18, 2011, 02:08:30 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2011, 02:07:43 PM »
If the gear and pinion are fine then remove the main drive gear and look for a very smashed down spin pawl. The part looks like this:
« Last Edit: June 18, 2011, 02:19:35 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2011, 02:23:29 PM »
If the gear and pinion are fine then remove the main drive gear and look for a very smashed down spin pawl. The part looks like this:


So its not the clutch?

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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2011, 03:19:25 PM »
Before ya buy any parts make sure you ain't missing anythang. Do the inspection
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2011, 03:34:24 PM »
To know if it's operating correctly, you have to spin it with your finger fast enough to engage the clutch...........just kidding! Replace the clutch.
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2011, 04:07:58 PM »
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