This is a large capacity Kenmore 1 year and 1 week old. Has been used
for only 6 full months and has run good up until last night. Noticed
when we took the clothes out there were still very wet. Tried to re-
run the spin and nothing. the machine hums and the lights actually dim
in the utility room and nothing. you can hear the clicking if you turn
the knob to different settings like it would if it was working but
still nothing. I was able to add some water and tried to get it to
agitate but this is also a no go. So its not doing anything at all
except filling. Any one have any ideas at all? It would be greatly
Oh Sears says sorry no extended warrantee was purchased and we only
allow 3 months for return and 1 year manufacturer. What happened to
the days when you bought a $350 washer and it actually worked for 5-10
years? But they would be happy to charge me $125 to have the tech come
and see if its something like a defect or if it's a part I can pay
then to replace. 6 months $350 Gesh !!!!! :( Wont forget to get the
extended with its replacement .....
Sounds as if you've lost the belt. Probably a cheap fix. Google around
and find a site that tells you how to open your machine up and replace the
belt. This is very easy to do. I think Kenmore washers are made by
Well, actually, it probably uses a direct drive motor/transmission. There's
a coupler between the two which will break sometimes (if overloaded,
clothing jams agitator, etc.) which is easily replaced by homeowner.
Library will probably have a repair book for Whirlpool that will show you
how, or search the net.
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