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Title: Kenmore 110.46462501 Front Loader won't spin
Post by: wooolybear218 on February 18, 2013, 12:29:15 PM
Hi All,
My front-loading washer goes through the full cycle, but it won't spin (although it is not making any horrible grinding noises). It is a Kenmore 110.46462501 Ser# HLT0416815.  I suspect that my teenage son has frequently overloaded the washer, and consequently, some part has worn out.

I was hopeful that it was a simple enough fix, but have now been advised that it needs new bearings and that the labor involved makes the cost not worthwhile and that I should just replace it.

I am wondering whether learning how to replace these bearings might be a good job for that same teenaged son, especially as he is highly motivated to have clean clothes! I figure that if I am prepared to call the unit garbage, there is little harm in having him try. He is mechanically inclined, and is quite intelligent. I did find some explosion diagrams on another site, however, I know nothing about access to parts or a repair manual.  If anyone has any resources they would be willing to share, I'd be much obliged.

Oh, and I'm in Albany NY. If anyone one this list thinks that they can make this repair, I'm open to receiving a professional estimate!

Lexa
Title: Re: Kenmore 110.46462501 Front Loader won't spin
Post by: jumptrout51 on February 18, 2013, 02:35:30 PM
Remove the lower front panel to access the drain pump amd filter.
The filter has a knob and rotates coutherclockwise.
Remove and clean the filter.
If the machine makes a grinding noise while running it could be bearings.
Title: Re: Kenmore 110.46462501 Front Loader won't spin
Post by: wooolybear218 on February 18, 2013, 03:28:28 PM
Thank you for your reply. I will do this tonight and see what comes of it. As I said in my post, I haven't heard it make an horrible noises. When we discovered the problem, it was only because the clothes on the bottom were soaked and the clothes on top never got wet. I would have expected a bearing problem to make noise like you said, so I'll at least run a diagnostic for a failure code to see if it shows anything about the motor, and check inside to make sure it isn't just a belt.

If it is the bearing (and assuming I can get the parts) is this a technically challenging job, or mostly just time-consuming?
Title: Re: Kenmore 110.46462501 Front Loader won't spin
Post by: jumptrout51 on February 18, 2013, 04:41:33 PM
To my knowledge you can not buy the bearings. You must change the tub.
If your laundry is not tumbling it could be a broken belt.
Did a tech come out and diagnose a bad bearimg?
Title: Re: Kenmore 110.46462501 Front Loader won't spin
Post by: domain on February 18, 2013, 07:38:59 PM
Also very curious on how the bearings came into question??:D
Title: Re: Kenmore 110.46462501 Front Loader won't spin
Post by: LowSL2 on February 18, 2013, 08:17:16 PM
Most techs will tell the customer they have bad bearings to get in and out quick.  Nobody is going to spend close to $1k to fix a 5 or 10 year old washer...

I would assume there is a motor or motor control fault. I've seen some go into agitate just fine, but will overload on spin and shut down.

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Title: Re: Kenmore 110.46462501 Front Loader won't spin
Post by: haroldsappliance on February 19, 2013, 01:07:59 PM
Also very curious on how the bearings came into question??:D
I was wondering the same thing. Sounds to me like the motor is not running. Could be mcu,ccu or door switch. Door switch is always easy to check and eliminate as possible problem.  And why do people always blame their children or relatives?  I hear this all the time. Don't forget "shit happens" in most cases there is really no one to blame. Who told you the bearings were out. Just curious.
Title: Re: Kenmore 110.46462501 Front Loader won't spin
Post by: domain on February 19, 2013, 02:11:12 PM
"That's not MY bra wire!?!?!?!'' Ok mam well is your husband cheating! LOL :rofl: :D
Title: Re: Kenmore 110.46462501 Front Loader won't spin
Post by: haroldsappliance on February 19, 2013, 02:23:11 PM
That's almost as funny as the one where the preachers wife apparently left her dark colored sex toy in the dishwasher he was repairing. Lol.