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Offline Taprobag

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kenmore direct drive spin problem
« on: October 16, 2011, 10:24:01 AM »
i worked on this washer changed the clutch because of poor spin. after i replaced the clutch it spins but cloths are still damp and need to spin twice. any chance that the trans would be bad? if not what could it be?

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Re: kenmore direct drive spin problem
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 10:32:40 AM »
Does it pump the water out fast enough?

If the drain hose is restricted and it takes forever to pump the water out it may not be spinning long enough at full speed.

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Re: kenmore direct drive spin problem
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 10:36:10 AM »
the drain setup and hose is clear of any restrictions and the water flow is good on this machine

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Re: kenmore direct drive spin problem
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011, 10:45:23 AM »
Guess it could be slipping in the trany or the only other place I would think of it slipping would be the drive block.

Is it making any funny noises when it spins or stops?

Does it seem like it spins up to full speed? Maybe something between the tubs dragging?

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Re: kenmore direct drive spin problem
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2011, 11:01:32 AM »
no crazy noises at all just wet cloths and when you spin it the second time they come out fine

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Re: kenmore direct drive spin problem
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2011, 11:03:12 AM »
ill check over everything again to make sure thanks for the info

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Re: kenmore direct drive spin problem
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2011, 03:02:14 PM »
Is there an air gap where the drain hose enters the drain or is it a tight fit?
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Re: kenmore direct drive spin problem
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2011, 05:10:22 PM »
i found out what the problem is the trans is slipping thanks again for the info guys

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Re: kenmore direct drive spin problem
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2011, 09:54:14 PM »
There is no clutch in the transmission. It's all gears, it can't slip.  There is a plastic part of neutral pack that has a leaf spring attached.  If that spring breaks off, you'll get an intermittent spin.

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Re: kenmore direct drive spin problem
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2011, 11:37:48 PM »
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