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Offline AJ

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Video: Kenmore Washer Not Spinning
« on: November 07, 2013, 05:11:49 PM »

How to repair a Kenmore washer that sounds like it's spinning, but it's not. This is a very simple repair you can easily do yourself. The motor coupler is one of the most common parts that break causing your washer to not spin.

Offline go400

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Re: Video: Kenmore Washer Not Spinning
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 03:08:53 AM »
I have a few comments on the video
 When I put the new coupler on, I turn the tranny end till it engages spin. If it only takes a few turns to get to spin, the coupler failed during spin, if a lot of turns, the coupler failed during agitation mode.
 Failure during spin, probably due to dragging brake shoes, or something stuck in the tub, failure during agitation, probably from a high impact load like sneakers, or just insufficient water for the load.
 If very hard to turn the coupler, that would confirm dragging brake shoes, or something in the tub.
 At the end of the repair, I always check spin current, if about 9 amps at high speed, that is normal, well above 10 amps and the motor will start smoking and indicates something is still jamming spin.


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