Kenmore Washing Machine Still Does Not Spin (after usual fixes)


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Old 09-02-17, 02:24 PM
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Kenmore Washing Machine Still Does Not Spin (after usual fixes)

Model: Kenmore 110.91220100

The machine seems to do everything ok except for the spin cycle.

Started off with the usual suspect, the motor coupler, this sounded like my problem from all I could read so I went and ordered it since it was cheap, went to put it on and the old one was fine. Hmm....next suspect people indicate is the clutch, only $11 so I ordered it and installed. The old one seemed ok when I pulled it out so my hopes weren't high, and yes nothing changed.

So my question is what to do next, is it likely the transmission? This is looking like a more pricey option to replace, how easy are they to rebuild? Just wondering if I need to start looking at the Labor Day sales at this point.
 
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Old 09-02-17, 02:55 PM
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Does the unit drain and then not go into spin ?
The timer puts the motor into spin/drain mode for one timer increment which is usually three minutes. After that three minutes.... the tub will be empty..... the motor will shut off for several seconds and then re-start. At this time the unit should be in spin.

Do you get that several second delay after the tub is emptied ?
 
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Old 09-02-17, 03:17 PM
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The unit drains fine, then there is a pause while it seems the timer counts down to spin, then it doesn't spin.
 
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Old 09-02-17, 03:32 PM
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I appreciate the fast reply! I have the washer apart right now. If I disconnect the whole gearcase mechanism (again) and this time hook it up outside the machine, then put it in spin cycle. Is there something I can look at that will indicate the transmission is the problem?

I did notice that the agitator does in fact move in the wash cycle, it's just that the basket does not spin at the end cycle.

I just watched a you tube video of a gear case disassembly/assembly, I'm wondering if a "washer neutral drain assembly" kit would fix this, if that big gear drives the tub spinning and it is worn then I can see how agitate would work but spinning doesn't. This does seem a little involved though.

So would there be something I can see to indicate this before cracking the seal on the gear case?

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Old 09-02-17, 04:13 PM
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Sad to say but I am at the point where I can take this thing apart in seconds! I have it running on the floor outside the machine. In the spin cycle mode the agitator pole is moving but the clutch is only slightly moving. If I hold the clutch it stops with virtually no resistance. I am assuming this points to a worn gear in the gear case. What do you think?
 
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Old 09-02-17, 04:54 PM
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With it on the floor and you can hold clutch in spin than I would look in gearcase.
 
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Old 09-02-17, 05:00 PM
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Thanks. Found a good you tube video on taking it apart so I feel more comfortable now, At this point there's nothing more to lose!

Thanks again.
 
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Old 09-14-17, 11:38 AM
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Update: I took apart the gearcase and expected to see the big plastic gear with a bunch of missing teeth, this however was not the case. The plastic gear had held up fine, it was the metal screw that holds down the metal plate underneath the gear, it had sheared off and caused everything to get loose inside.

At this point I opted to pick up a used gearcase/transmission off ebay. The washing machine is now working fine again with this installed.
 
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Old 09-14-17, 01:33 PM
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Thanks for the update, Had not heard of that problem.
 
 

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