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Re: Kenmore washer - clicking, burning smell & wet clothes
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2008, 01:54:22 PM »
Removed transmission (gearcase) and attached to motor outside of washer, needed to lay it sideways to so I could connect the lid switch.

Ran wash just head timer and "Fill" noise(?) although the water was off - motor never turned on. Should this have worked?

Moved to spin cycle and motor started and clicking/knocking noise was present immediately. I was holding the motor so it was not moving or hitting anything - noise was from inside the gearcase.

Ran a second spin cycle and clicking/knocking noise did not start until last 30 seconds or so.

Ran a third spin cycle no noise.

Noticed a small amount of oil dripping from the air hole in the gearcase, so I braced the cabinet up higher and put the gearcase in an upright position. No more leak.

Ran another spin cycle no noise.

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Re: Kenmore washer - clicking, burning smell & wet clothes
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2008, 03:22:45 PM »
so did ya look at the ear on bottom of the tub?
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Re: Kenmore washer - clicking, burning smell & wet clothes
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2008, 04:16:43 PM »
What am I looking for?
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Re: Kenmore washer - clicking, burning smell & wet clothes
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2008, 07:40:07 PM »
see that ear on that white plastic piece? Sometimes that will break off yours looks fine. Grab it and try to turn the drum. Maybe those brake shoes are sticking. The clutch swings around and catchs this dude which releases the brake and the tub spins. This works because the motor is reversable. One way it washes the other way it pumps and spins. If it is dragging something in this area may be the probo.
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Re: Kenmore washer - clicking, burning smell & wet clothes
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2008, 04:20:38 PM »
Moved the basket some the first time, shifted my position to get a better grip and could not move it at all. Tried again, clockwise to engage break and then counterclockwise to move the basket and could not move it.

Is this consistant with my earlier post? (noted again below)

"I read on another thread to turn the gearcase side coupler by hand, to the right I see agitation action and to the left it makes the tub spin but there is a lot more resistance to the left than right, does this mean anything?"

Next steps???

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Re: Kenmore washer - clicking, burning smell & wet clothes
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2008, 05:24:28 PM »
I think you are going to have to remove the inner tub. Looks like that nut has got to come off.
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Re: Kenmore washer - clicking, burning smell & wet clothes
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2008, 05:27:17 PM »
This part right here could very well be the problem



Basket Drive Part # 285792






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Re: Kenmore washer - clicking, burning smell & wet clothes
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2008, 08:21:45 PM »
I hope to get the spanner wrench soon. Should I order the brake and drive tube now or wait till I get the tub off?

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Re: Kenmore washer - clicking, burning smell & wet clothes
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2008, 09:34:09 PM »
Wait and see what is under that tub
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Re: Kenmore washer - clicking, burning smell & wet clothes
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2008, 01:32:14 PM »
Finally got the spanner wrench, the right tool makes all the difference, got it off in less than a minute with a few hammer taps. The manual says "to expand the drive block with a screw driver ...the basket can now be lifted straight out." The basket lifts an inch or two but then stops do I need to remove the brake assembly? Pump, motor and trans are all off as per previous posts.

 

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