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Author Topic: KAW651 Kleenaid 2  (Read 3778 times)

Offline Penguin45

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KAW651 Kleenaid 2
« on: January 15, 2009, 06:35:24 PM »

Evenin' all.

Can't find a suitable spot for this waif and stray on your forum, so it's here. He posted on UKWhitegoods and we have no idea........ I'll link it across so as he can appreciate any input.

Quote from: robatmyhouse

I am having a problem with my Kleenmaid 2 speed top loading washer, MODEL: KAW651.

The problem occurs during the wash cycle, where the tub continues to spin in one direction continuously. It has no agitation whatsoever, it does not change direction, just continues to spin in one direction only, much like a spin cycle. All the rest of the cycles work fine, water drains perfectly etc. It is only in the wash cycle that this problem occurs. Obviously, wish no agitation, it does not clean effectively at all.

The continuous spinning is occurring at the normal wash speed, not fast like in the spin cycle. Initially, the tub did not spin at all but now is spinning in one direction only.

We have had a brief look inside but did not see any damage or broken components.
Any ideas on what may be causing this fault, and what parts may need replacing would be greatly appreciated !

Or perhaps some suggestions as to what I could try doing or looking for, that may help you guys with a response.


Thanks Guys,


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Re: Kleenaid 2
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 07:06:38 PM »
Do you have a link to a service manual?
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Re: Kleenaid 2
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 07:56:53 PM »
broken brake package maybe?
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Offline bworth

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Re: KAW651 Kleenaid 2
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2014, 08:33:53 PM »
The Motor spins in one direction to spin, and drain/pump water, it spins the other way to activate the normal reciprocating washer action (=Wash Mode). The water pump drains the washer only when rotating in "spin" direction

This is controlled by a ratchet (correct name?) at the bottom on the tub below the 'transmission' (gearbox).
The action of the ratchet is to raise the drive shaft to engage the 'Wash Mode' of the gearbox/transmission.

This gear may be stuck, or the transmission may be worn/damaged and not allowing the gearbox to correctly select the agitation mode.

The following image shows the ratchet in mid position. Rotating the shaft in the correct direction either drops or raises the drive to engage/release either the spin mode or wash mode. (Tub rotates clockwise in spin mode, reversed in wash mode).

You may have discovered that if the washer spins at full speed in wash mode (when it should be agitating) water will not be pumped out, as per normal pump action but will over-spill the top with centrifugal action, and flood the area.

Hope this helps someone.

Ref Kleenmaid KAW651 model (Photo is 1992 Model)

Offline ramwash

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Re: KAW651 Kleenaid 2
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 03:38:03 AM »
This is a re-badged speed queen washing machine that was sold in Australia , I would check the brake pads first, if you grab the stainless steel tub, dose it move freely when you rotate it, if yes replace the brake pads