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Author Topic: Kenmore 70 Series Motor Wiring  (Read 23002 times)

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Kenmore 70 Series Motor Wiring
« on: March 02, 2009, 11:56:38 PM »

Hi I am new to this forum.
I've opened Kenmore 70 series Washer to replace bad motor coupling. by doing so I disconnected motor wiring. Now I am not sure how do I connect red wire to Capacitor/relay(attached with motor accembly) .  
any help on this greatly appreciated...

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Model 110.20702990

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Re: Kenmore Motor wiring
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 05:12:35 AM »
The capacitor has 2 wires on it and there is no particular order in which they attach, as long as there is only one wire per terminal. The one shown below is for example only, but the capacitor attached to your motor is the same.

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Re: Kenmore Motor wiring
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 10:29:16 AM »
Thanks Repair-man.
Got the point. So both the terminal of capacitor should be connected to the same red wire.

Now I encountered another problem. My washer rinses but sometimes it spins and sometimes it doesn't. I could hear the switching noise like - click click - when it goes to a different cycle and then silent. May be something wrong with Timer control ?

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Re: Kenmore Motor wiring
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009, 11:47:28 AM »
Naw...lid switch is probably on its way out.
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Re: Kenmore Motor wiring
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2009, 10:30:12 PM »
You could a have loose lid hinge
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Re: Kenmore Motor wiring
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2009, 03:10:07 PM »
Yea... It was lid switch with loose contacts.

Thanks for help, it started working as before.

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Re: Kenmore Motor wiring
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 01:29:05 PM »
I am back again with one more issue.
My washer completes all the cycle except Spin cycle. When it switches from Rinse to Spin, it tries to spin but not getting any luck in spinning. But as soon as I removes some of the clothes, it starts spinning normaly.

I recently replaced the motor coupler in this machine.

Thanks in Advance,
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Re: Kenmore Motor wiring
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009, 01:32:25 PM »
Also, It there is a minor burning smell which can't be noticed easily though.

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Re: Kenmore Motor wiring
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009, 01:34:06 PM »
Hi am0101

Could you post the model number of your washer.
70 series is not a model number.

The model number can be found on the model/serial number tag on the washer. Maybe on the washer lid or under it.

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Re: Kenmore Motor wiring
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 01:46:05 PM »
yea, sure will do this evening after going back home.

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Re: Kenmore Motor wiring
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 02:06:59 PM »
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Re: Kenmore Motor wiring
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2009, 06:48:16 PM »
ok, model # is 110.20702 990 and Type 111.

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Re: Kenmore Motor wiring
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2009, 08:31:11 PM »
Sounds to me like you have the motor in a bind. If you jammed the coupling up against the tranny it might be the reason for the electrical smell.
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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Motor Wiring
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2009, 09:07:08 PM »
I updated the first post with the model number information, thanks!
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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Motor Wiring
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2009, 04:38:40 AM »
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. But as soon as I removes some of the clothes, it starts spinning normaly.

Classic clutch failure
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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Motor Wiring
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2009, 09:48:01 AM »
Thanks everyone who is helping me here.

Is there a possibility of Tramsmission failure too? any video or diagram to replace clutch ?


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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Motor Wiring
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2009, 09:55:13 AM »
The clutch mounts on top the tranny. The liner comes right out when you squeeze the spring. You ain't gotta buy the whole clutch. their is a liner kit for half the price.
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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Motor Wiring
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2009, 10:55:32 AM »
Part number for liner please. Video or diagram would be great help.

thanks.

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Motor Wiring
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2009, 12:04:56 PM »
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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Motor Wiring
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2009, 06:33:35 PM »
Repair man, super super good job on that clutch page!!!
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