washing machine spinning too soon

Hi What do I have to replace / adjust to stop my washing machine from spinning too soon. Here's what happens: After wash cycle completes, the washer normally stops, then motor turns on again and water pumps out. After a minute the motor stops again, then starts and with a clunk the tub will start spinning and continue pumping. Well recently, after the wash is over and the moter first comes on to pump, I'll hear the clunk and it will start spinning with a full tub of water. Then after a min, it stops and just starts spinning again. Seems like its shifting into spin mode before its supposed to and perhaps something needs to be replaced. I have taken a few washers apart before, and have replaced many of the couplers. The washer is a Kenmore made about 10 years ago. Someone give me some advice please.. LrT
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Your cycle selector switch needs to be replaced. You can most likely order the part from Sears and install it yourself.

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Hi,
No model# posted, but kinda -sounds- like the neutral drain inside the tranny may be bad. Many/most Whirlpool made direct drive Kenmore washers should pre-drain the water and then the motor pauses to allow the tranny to set up for spin....then when the motor comes back on the washer spins and drains at the same time. New tranny?...run it into the ground until something breaks?...new washer?
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Hi LrT,
Don't worry about this. When I first started seeing it happen years ago, it seemed to be most common in cool basements, and I thought the tranny grease was thickening, affecting the neutral drain mechanism.
But about half the WPL/KM's I see daily do this, even newer ones, and it doesn't appear to cause any problems. Theoretically, spin clutches should be wearing out early on these, but I just don't see it happening.
I've seen guys replace timers for this, but don't do it - a new timer isn't going to help. All the timer does is provide the pause to shift the ND mech, and yours is pausing, so the timer's OK.
Hope that's of some help.
God bless,
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Having the same problem with my Kenmore (90 Series - model: 110.C28902790). It's only maybe 5 yrs old. It's in a main floor laundry room so it is not cold. What happens is the washer will pause after the 'wash' cycle, then drain for 5 seconds or so and then makes the clunk and starts to spin. Then the motor stops and then starts spinning again. The only problem I have with this is when I use fabric softener; The fabric softener is added right before the spin and thus is removed right after added (because the tub will spin and then stop spinning when it should change over - causing the fabric softener to fall from the dispenser).
Side question: Is it very hard to change the spin clutch (if and when it does fail)?
Jeff

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Hi,
Canadian model.

More time consuming than hard or difficult.... http://tinyurl.com/2nd9h This may help....if needed.
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thanks...
I hope it doesn't fail anytime soon. Looks like an all day job!
Jeff

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