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Offline brothermal

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kenmore washer spins very slowly
« on: May 16, 2012, 11:16:49 AM »

I am working on kenmore model 11023832100 .In the spin cycle the machice spin very slowly. I have changed the drive coupling now the agitator snips when the basket should be. any ideas? does any one have a service manual for this machine? thanks guys!

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Re: kenmore washer spins very slowly
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 11:20:18 AM »
Sorry that should have read the agitator spins when the basket should be spining

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Re: kenmore washer spins very slowly
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 11:29:52 AM »
You must have a bad clutch.
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Re: kenmore washer spins very slowly
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012, 11:44:29 AM »
how difficult is that to repair ?

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Re: kenmore washer spins very slowly
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2012, 12:57:18 PM »
Not very hard at all. Remove the agitator ten remove the pump and motor. Get the tranny out. Inspect the clutch band by removing it from the housing with a pair of pliers. Squeeze the spring to release the clutch band.
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Re: kenmore washer spins very slowly
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2012, 01:14:24 PM »
Here is the clutch for your model.

Clutch Assembly Part # 285785




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Re: kenmore washer spins very slowly
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2012, 01:19:24 PM »

does any one have a service manual for this machine? thanks guys!


Your washer is a direct drive washer manufacture by Whirlpool for Sears.
The closest thing you will find for a service manual would be this one.


L-55 Whirlpool Made Direct Drive Washer Service Repair Manual

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Re: kenmore washer spins very slowly
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2012, 07:31:10 PM »
if your basket is not spinning pull the ajatator and check the nut on the basket which tightens up a drive block that sits on the basket drive