I have a Kenmore top loading washer Mod- 110.23812100, and in the past
couple of days it has developed a serious noise as it goes through the
spin cycle. Doesn't appear to be draining either. I've already looked
through some other similar posts.
It sounds almost like a loud pump sound. The wife says she can smell
something (maybe a belt?) I'm definitely not Mr. Mechanical, so I
can't be sure. The wife and I are poor students, and if I can fix this
myself, I will. So where to start? How do I troubleshoot this
problem? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Model# shows a direct drive style washer = no belt.
How to open it up to have a peek...
Appliance Repair Aid
On 6 Feb 2006 04:47:54 -0800, "Appliance Repair Aid"
That is correct. When they first came out, they were affectionately
know in the trade as the "Design 2000". I think they're crap,
compared to the older belt-driven Whirlpools, if you ask me. YMMV.
Yeah - sounds like a bad or stuck pump, more like a
sock/nylon/underwire/etc stuck in the impeller. It's easy enough to
get to, just two clips. You shouldn't have to disconnect the hoses
to clean out the pump, and the wires just unplug. If the pump itself
is seized, but not due to impeller obstruction, then chances are the
seals are shot, and it is leaking water into the motor (one more
reason for that burning smell) ;`(
That smell is the motor overheating due to too much water in the tub
for too long, overheating it.
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Baby sock stuck in impeller.
Thank you so much Johnny.
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when was the last time you cleaned it out?
Turn off water, hook a hose up to the drain, and drain it out.
All that sediment and krap gets in the bottom of tank and offsets its
effective heating capability.
After you drain it,turn on the water and fill her up again, if still
a problem, try elements or just downright getting a new heater.
In my many plumbing years, even with the finest of h/water tank
warranties, the tanks die out in 8-10 yrs. no matter where you live
(type of water),etc.
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