washing machine question

question regarding design of 1999 kenmore washing machine:
when each of the two drain cycles is initiated, is the basket supposed to spin?
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let me be more clear, is the basket supposed to spin throughout the drain cycle?
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on 1/3/2008 5:46 PM nucleus said the following:

No. The bulk of the water drains while the basket is stopped. The basket then spins to get most of the water out of the clothes.
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wrote:

According to the Whirlpool (Kenmore) factory manual, they all drain, THEN spin to remove the last of the water.
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thanks guys, i had been led to believe (by an appliance parts place) that the design on the '99 kenmore transmission was such that when the motor reverses (from the wash cycle or the rinse cycle), both the drain and spin are initiated at the same time, then when the drain cycle completes, it stops and calls only for the spin cycle.
the reason i ask this question, is because an acquaintance has a '99 kenmore washer that is trying to spin during the entire drain cycle.
do you think there is something wrong with the transmission (kenmore calls it the gearcase)?

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Dunno, but my Maytag of last year does it too, and always has. -----
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