The washer doesn't spin in rinse cycle. Coupler is good, drive block is also good. Washer makes loud screeching and grinding noise when in rinse & spin cycle. Please help! Thanks, Sam.
Answer Sam, Does the washer drain, you may have something stuck inside or the bearings have seized on the pump 3363394. You'll need to remove the transmission, and check the drive tube, brake pads and rollers, 285792 and clutch assembly 285785 the rollers could be stuck and the spin tube is locked, causing the clutch to slip, overheat and make noise, and not drive the tub.
OK - we seem to be going in circles here. I wasn't asking about the lid switch. I know that works fine. I was asking if there's a way to bypass the water level switch so that I can test the motor.
I also have been asking (and haven't gotten an answer yet), HOW does the motor transfer through to the basket in Spin Cycle? I keep asking questions and I keep getting answers that basically say to replace every part I ask about. That is NOT good diagnostic procedure ... and is quite expensive.
IF the motor works, AND if the transmission works as designed, AND if the clutch and coupler are all in perfect shape ... WHAT NEXT!? HOW do I identify what part has FAILED to keep the machine from spinning the drum in spin cycle, when ALL ELSE WORKS!!??
Answer Hello Dan-D-Lion. The problem is, you own a Kenmore and they do not release their wiring diagrams. Therefore, we can not advise you how to test the switch and the motor by giving you the wire colors. You will need to use the wiring diagram on the unit to do what you are wanting to do on testing the unit. This is the reason you were answered to test those parts you were asking about and if bad, replace those parts. Sorry we could not provide wiring colors, but your manufacturer prevents us from being able to provide that information to you. If you can not figure out how to test the parts on the unit, using the tech sheet that is on the unit, you may need a technician to test the parts. Sorry we could not help you more on this, but with the wiring diagram we could. Thank you.
washer is about 25 yearrs old it has been a great machine.
it has stoped spining and draining, it tries to. the moter hums and the thermal switch trips.the lid switch is working. i pulled the pump it seemed to work ok i replaced it anyway. put back to gether to change in problme. i can get it to spin and drain but have to keep cycling the spin cycl. have to wait for moter to cool. i also have a gresey coveing on the top of the shafts an in side the ajitater. could my problem be the drive tube/bearings?
Answer Dave, Drive tube bearings 285203, when they fail or start to fail are usually accompanied by quite a bit of noise, everything between a squealing noise to a loud thumping or grumbling noise. And the deposits on the agitator and shaft, could be from fabric softener, soil, etc. from the clothes washing process. Before dismantling the tubs and transmission, you may want to check the brake shoes and rollers 285438 and make sure there is no "drag" on the system, and suspect the timer 3946434 may be making a dual contact and causing the motor to overheat and "stall" at the start of the spin cycle.
My washing machine works fine, but once the spin cycle ends, it stops hard, and makes a loud bang noise as if it hit a wall. So much that the machine jumps a little. The machine is about three years old.
Answer T, You're very close to correct, you will need to remove the drive tube and brake assembly and check for damaged brake shoes, rollers, etc. You also want to check the drive block 389140 when you remove the spanner nut and tub to lower the drive tube out of the bottom of the washer.