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Offline brad

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spin problem
« on: October 06, 2011, 04:17:17 PM »

I have a Kenmore washer model no 110.28522700 that has some kinda spin problem.Some times it will spin ok,and then sometimes you have to reach inside and start it to spin,by turning the basket.What do you guys think is wrong with this thing,and how can I fix it?

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 06:54:05 PM »
Common clutch problem.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 07:27:23 PM »
Thank you,I'll order the clutch.Thanks again.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 07:30:19 PM »
Your welcome. There are videos to assist with installation also, but JW usually posts them. I can look them up if needed.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 08:12:53 PM »
Your welcome. There are videos to assist with installation also, but JW usually posts them. I can look them up if needed.

The video can be found on the same page you posted the link to for the clutch at repairclinic.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 08:24:51 PM »

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2011, 10:05:34 PM »
Same problem with no-spinning.  Here is what I know/checked:

Motor coupling is in good shape.

Motor runs, clutch spins.  See a little oil spun in a line on inside of cabinet but don't see any leaking at tranny seal.

I see a "loose" foam/rubber kind of ring (maybe 5" diam.) resting on the cowling-like part above the clutch.  Can't figure out where that is supposed to go and haven't read about it around here.

Took agitator off, ran spin and can see "drive shaft" spinning.  Can get tub to spin a little if I manually help it.

Checked agitator top (cam) and nothing appears broken or worn out.

Can't tell if drive block is ok - need spanner wrench to fully inspect.  Can't tell if brakes work properly.

How can I tell if it's just the clutch?

I have pics of clutch and underside of tub but can't figure out how to post them.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2011, 10:27:50 PM »
It's your clutch.  If you have to manually spin the basket to get it to spin or if you can stop the basket with your hand it's your clutch. 

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2011, 10:29:21 PM »
And that loose foam rubber kind of thing is there as a sound damper. 

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2011, 10:51:59 PM »
Awesome, blondejon!

I learn something new every day.  Do I buy the whole clutch assembly, just the clutch, also the Band and Lining?

I also read on another site that a responder was replacing the basket drive whenever he replaces a clutch because it he says it will go out soon after the clutch.  The basket drive is around $135 so I may just go new if I have to replace than AND the clutch.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2011, 11:47:32 PM »
had one like that which was misbehaving;

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2011, 11:48:44 PM »
Replaced lining
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2011, 11:50:58 PM »
just squeeze babes liner comes right out
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2011, 10:11:26 AM »
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I also read on another site that a responder was replacing the basket drive whenever he replaces a clutch

I'd say this responder doesn't know what he's talking about.  The basket drive is just the spin tube with the brake attached.  I have never seen the brake go bad and I have worked on literally thousands of these. The only times I've seen a bad spin tube is when the drive block loosens up and bends the ears on the top of the tube.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2011, 11:13:13 AM »
If he replacing basket drive with each clutch I think he is gouging folks. I have NEVER seen a bad basket drive yet. I have had to remove them and clean em up if they been sitting in the yard a while but never have I had to replace one.
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2011, 07:07:55 PM »
Just finished replacing clutch and running a load of laundry.  I torqued one of the motor mounting bolts off  :( but hope the remaining 2 hold up for at least a little while.

I did notice a slight "clunk" when it shifts gears from one phase to another, i.e. shifting into rinse mode.  I hope that is the new clutch breaking in?  I don't recall if the old one made the same sound.  Otherwise everthing seems to be working.


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Re: spin problem
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2011, 10:29:52 PM »
If it was just a slight clunk I would not worry about it.
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2011, 09:45:31 AM »
I replaced the clutch and it was working again but would hear a "clunk" when it was shifting gears from agitate to spin.  After about 4 uses, I started smelling a burnt plastic smell and on the last use it stopped spinning at all and just makes a lound humming sound.  Motor burned out?  If it did, what could cause that?

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2011, 10:07:08 AM »
Your capacitor could have blown it's top:

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