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Offline geoff

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Kenmore 90 series transmission spin mode problem
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:43:00 AM »

Hello, I've searched the posts but haven't found the solution to the problem.  Hopefully I'm not repeating a former post.  Sears model number 110.26912691.  Transmission part number 330629.

Problem: transmission shaft does not turn in spin mode, but the transmission does.  I've pulled apart the transmission, and everything looks ok to my journeyman eyes.  The clutch gear turns round and round, but the shaft itself never engages. I haven't been able to figure out how the clutch connector locks onto the shaft.  Agitation mode works fine

Any insight is greatly appreciated. 

thanks,
geoff

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Re: Kenmore 90 series transmission spin mode problem
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 11:53:40 AM »
Here's a few Video regarding your issue (be sure to add a 16oz bottle of G-Case Oil Part# 350572 to the transmission before putting the upper cover back on)
Clutch (sits above Gearcase/Transmission)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q942xn_2VXY
No Spin what to check
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV4sysiHK3M&list=UUeO4F41uVUYsfMRW42D8f0g&index=43
Gearcase How it Works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieZ5y47TAMk
Gearcase Oil Seal (if it's leaking oil)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz1aDPYey8o&list=UUeO4F41uVUYsfMRW42D8f0g

Offline fairbank56

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Re: Kenmore 90 series transmission spin mode problem
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 04:30:17 PM »
  The agitator shaft is not driven by the transmission in spin mode. The only thing that causes it to spin when the whole washer is assembled is incidental friction between the basket drive bearings and agitator shaft and between the seal in the spin pinion gear and agitator shaft. In washers that have a fabric softener dispenser on top of the agitator, there is a special plastic washer and clip used under the agitator to ensure that the agitator shaft spins at full speed during spin mode. This is to make sure the fabric softener dispenser dispenses properly. In spin mode, the clutch band drives the basket drive via the brake cam driver. It is the basket drive that spins the tub.

Eric
« Last Edit: September 17, 2014, 04:32:01 PM by fairbank56 »

Offline geoff

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Re: Kenmore 90 series transmission spin mode problem
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2014, 09:28:50 AM »
Thanks for the quick reply Eric.  After submitting my post, I figured out the shaft isn't involved with the spin cycle.  I decided to shotgun it, and replaced the clutch assembly.  The only issue I saw was a broken nipple on the plastic brake cam lever.  Not sure if that was the cause, but the machine has run 2 large loads ok.