I have a Kenmore Heavy Duty 80 Series washing machine (model #
110.82681810) from the 80's. Just recently, it stopped spinning during
the spin cycle (I think). It drains the water out and I can hear the
motor humming. It has no problems agitating.
Any ideas on what could be wrong? I wouldn't even know where to start.
I've tried some online searches for info but I'm having trouble
finding anything helpful.
On 18 Jul 2004 21:38:48 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike) wrote:
Take the "Dial" out and check the contacts. Sounds like one of the
contacts may have burned out.
Now, the bummer is, if it IS the dial, they are anywhere from
$50-$90 each...But you save the service call cost!
email@example.com (Mike) wrote in message
A direct drive Whirlpool built washer.
*Some* common trouble makers.....
Some take apart helps.....
Appliance Repair Aid
firstname.lastname@example.org (jeff) wrote in message
Does anyone know where I could find a diagram of this washing machine?
The washing machine actually belongs to my dad and he needs a diagram
of it before he starts taking it apart. I can't seem to find one
Also, I gave him the information I found on that website and I have
some more questions.
Since the washer agitates fine but doesn't spin and the motor hums
during the spin cycle, is there any problems that can be ruled out?
According to what I found, when a washer doesn't spin it could be any
of these problems:
* Lid switch defective. ( Very Common problem )
* Lid switch disconnect plug open.
* Wiring harness.
* Timer switches.
* Cam driver on basket drive broken or basket drive weak.
* Weak clutch spring.
* Spin tube.
* Clothes between basket and tub.
* Notches in drive block worn out and not engaging basket drive
* Broken motor coupling.
Since it does agitate, the water drains out and the motor hums during
the spin cycle, can any of these problems be ruled out?
My dad insists that the problem is not the lid switch or the timer,
even though he hasn't checked them. But the lid switch has been
defective or broken for a year. We just have to leave the lid open to
wash clothes instead of shutting it. Is it possible that even though
we've had that problem for a year that it could now be affecting the
My dad refuses to call a repairman and also refuses to check the
simpler things first. So if I can narrow things down a little I may be
able to check the simpler things myself.
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