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Title: Kenmore 90 series not spin dry
Post by: Atlantic on April 22, 2009, 09:41:17 PM
Hello,

My Kenmore 90 series will not spin dry. Everything seems to work fine except the close is still wet. If I press the close hard, water will come out. What could cause this problem?

I don't hear any noise while it's spin. Some people said this could be a clutch problem. How can I reach the clutch? From the top or from the bottom? I am a DIY person and I can repair a lot of things but the washer is new to me.

Many thinks to your help.

Model 110.20901991
Title: Re: Kenmore 90 series not spin dry
Post by: Atlantic on April 22, 2009, 09:44:25 PM
Sorry, misspell. I means CLOTH, not close. Thanks.
Title: Re: Kenmore 90 series not spin dry
Post by: Repair-man on April 23, 2009, 11:55:56 AM
If you want to see how the clutch  is done, click here (http://repair2000.com/wp_clutch.htm).

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Many thinks to your help.
You also misspelled "thanks" but I'm not a stickler for grammar anymore after reading JW's stuff :)
Title: Re: Kenmore 90 series not spin dry
Post by: Al Capone on April 23, 2009, 01:16:56 PM
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I'm not a stickler for grammar anymore after reading JW's stuff Smiley

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Title: Re: Kenmore 90 series not spin dry
Post by: Atlantic on April 23, 2009, 03:03:11 PM
Thank you a lot for the excellent info. I was rush typing and didn't check carefully. I will check clutch to see whether it needs a replacemnt.
Title: Re: Kenmore 90 series not spin dry
Post by: Atlantic on April 23, 2009, 09:38:41 PM
Hi,

I had the washer apart and took out both the coupler and the clutch. However, both the coupler and the clutch look good. No broken or torn out.

How can I judge whether the clutch is not good and needs replaced?

Thanks
Title: Re: Kenmore 90 series not spin dry
Post by: Atlantic on April 23, 2009, 09:59:44 PM
A close exam shows that the coupler piece on the motor shaft is not as tight as the other piece on the gear case. Just feels a little bit loose. Should I replace the coupler? My washer is at least 6 years old (I bought my house about 6 years ago. Don't know how long the previous owner used it).

Thanks.
Title: Re: Kenmore 90 series not spin dry
Post by: Repair-man on April 24, 2009, 05:58:46 AM
Do yourself a favor and replace the coupler AND the clutch. Under $50 for the 2 parts.
Title: Re: Kenmore 90 series not spin dry
Post by: Atlantic on April 24, 2009, 08:50:01 AM
Ok, I will replace these two parts. But, I have a dummy question first.

The clutch assembly has a big plastic part(brake cam driver?). The part has a big and small foot. Which part of the clutch should the foot point to? Point to spring?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Kenmore 90 series not spin dry
Post by: Repair-man on April 24, 2009, 09:08:00 AM
No question is a dumb one...well, almost :)

Here's a shot of what the link-up will look like when you slide the clutch and tranny back up to the brake cam:

(http://appliancejunk.com/forums/gallery/0/1_21_04_08_7_00_54_32.jpg)
Title: Re: Kenmore 90 series not spin dry
Post by: Atlantic on April 24, 2009, 09:22:38 AM
That's exactly answers my question. I am going to order those two parts through your website. I hope I can receive them soon. Thank you again. This is a wonderful forum!
Title: Re: Kenmore 90 series not spin dry
Post by: Atlantic on May 03, 2009, 06:15:46 PM
Just an update. After replacing the coupler and the clutch, my washing machine works like a new. Thanks for your help. This is the best forum for DIY appliance repair!

Also, I ordered the parts on this website on Friday and received them on Monday. I highly recommend this website if you want to order parts.
Title: Re: Kenmore 90 series not spin dry
Post by: Al Capone on May 03, 2009, 06:20:31 PM
Glad to hear you got it repaired.  O0

Thanks for taking the time to post a update.

Be sure to tell you friends and family members about ApplianceJunk.com  ;)
Title: Re: Kenmore 90 series not spin dry
Post by: JWWebster on May 03, 2009, 09:32:59 PM
Awesome!  :banana: :cheers: :banana:
That is what i am talking bout!