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Offline JoeNearBoston

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Kenmore Elite Washer, trouble removing console
« on: August 24, 2011, 07:28:41 AM »

Hello,

I have a Kenmore Elite top load washer (mod: 110.24942301) that will not spin or agitate. I suspect it is a bad motor coupling.

I'm having trouble figure out how to open the top console.

There are no visible screws or end caps.

I did some googling and one post says: "Use a flat blade screw driver to push from the front on the clip, (#8 in the diagram), and the head should release and lift up."

Reference:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t2217564-kenmore_elite_washer_110_24942301

I tried doing that but the clip was hard to reach and did not budge. Plus, how am I supposed to push both clips at the same time? Do I do this from the side or the front of the washer?

Thanks,
Joe




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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer, trouble removing console
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 07:36:23 AM »
Hi Joe,

Here is a awesome video that will show you how to remove the cabinet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Puq8jWMY9Iw

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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer, trouble removing console
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 06:06:07 PM »
That video does not help me. The model I have does not have end caps or front facing screws.

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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer, trouble removing console
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 06:13:04 PM »
That video does not help me. The model I have does not have end caps or front facing screws.

Around the 1 minute mark in the video it talks about and shows the clip style that you have.

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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer, trouble removing console
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2011, 06:29:16 PM »
AJ, Thanks. I was too impatient and didn't watch that long. Thanks. :)

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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer, trouble removing console
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2011, 06:37:47 PM »
Let us know what you find wrong or if you have any other questions.


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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer, trouble removing console
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2011, 07:34:25 PM »
AJ,

When I put the machine on "spin" I hear a loud grinding/motor/vibration sound but nothing turns. I also can't turn the basket manually. I just assumed this is a bad motor coupler. Would you agree?

I need to get a hex tool before I can take the motor clips off....

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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer, trouble removing console
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2011, 07:43:16 PM »
Yes, I would take a look at the motor coupling first. It's easy to check by simply looking at it to see if it's broken.

Here is a great video that will show you how to check and replace the motor coupler.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYB5x-IqtIM

If you need to order a motor coupler please order it from this link to help support our site.

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The above link would be the correct one for your model washer.