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    • Part Number: AP3094432
    • MFG Part Number: 285438
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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I have replaced the motor , coupler and the clutch assembly , and as the washer does final spin it doesnt complete the spin out 100 %. As the clothes are not spun tight to the tub wall. I rotate the dial to spin and it then spins out as it should. You had replied that it might be the brake shoes and not the timer swich. Anything to do with the agitator dogs ? Please give me your thoughts.

Russ for Model Number 110 23812 100 kenmore series 80

ANSWER Russ, The agitator dogs 80040 have nothing to do with the spinning of the tub. The dogs lock and unlock during the agitation cycle, in order to allow the clothes mover (auger) to move the clothes. The brake shoes perform two functions, in agitate they engage the band and hold the spin basket still while the agitator oscillates. When the washer spins, the brake shoes retract, the clutch engages the clutch band and the tub spins or ramps up to full spin speed in approximately 90 seconds. You didn't mention any rumbling, squealing,or squawking noises, that may indicate a bearing issue. So that pretty much leaves the clutch slipping or the brake shoes not disengaging totally. The brakes are spring loaded, and also have rollers, if the springs are weak, or the rollers dirty or sticky, they can get stuck and drag against the band and slow down the spin speed. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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