My Kenmore washer won't spin or agitate I have changed the agitator am and the direct drive coupling it spins slightly then stops ant suggestions?
With the unit not spinning or agitating you will want to check the lid switch to make sure that it is good. In most cases this is the most common reason for no agitation or spin.
Our washing machine is a 2006. It runs well except for a rythmic mechanical noise (like a train chugging) while in the wash cycle. I have not gotten far enough along to check the gearbox oil level but there has been some oil leakage in that area ( oil on bottom of gear case). Any advice would be appreciated. Doug
Answer Doug, You actually want to start in the tub area, remove the agitator cap, dust cover and bolt. lift the cylinder 3363003 off the agitator and check the dogs, bearing and cam 285809 for damage or excess wear. then lift the lower agitator 3951632 and check for stripped "splines" in the center of the bottom side of the assembly, or plastic shavings on the metal output shaft of the transmission. If all's OK, then remove the cabinet and check the motor drive coupling 285753A for damaged tabs. Then remove the gear case and check the basket drive assembly 285792 for badly worn brake pads 285438 and or "sticky" rollers. The oil is probably residual oil from the manufacturing process or may be a minor leak, but that shouldn't cause any noises as you described.
My washer only agitates in one direction "clockwise" and not back and forth. Dogs have been recently replaced. Everything else appears to be working fine.
Answer Hello Julie. This is how the unit should work. Top goes one way and the bottom goes the other. You just can not see the bottom due to the water in the unit.
The washing cycle is normal up to rinse. When water start to drain, there is a clicking sound together with spinning cycle. What is wrong? Note the main gear has been replace about 2 yrs ago...Tks for help
You will want to check the drain pump to make sure that there is nothing that is clogged in the drain that would cause the clicking noise. If the drain checks ok then you will want to inspect the clutch and the brake to ensure that they are good.
My machine washers, lets out the wash but only spin sometime to wring out the clothes. the cloths are still wet because the machine did not spin, thank you
Answer Phillip, You'll need to remove the cabinet, then the tub cover and check to make sure there's no small article stuck between the tubs. Then remove the motor and pump assembly, and check the motor coupler 285753A for bent, cracked or damaged tabs on both couplers. Then lower the transmission and check the clutch assembly 285785 for excessive wear, slipping clutches are the more common issue for this style washer when it doesn't spin correctly.