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My washer won't SPIN!


Although all brands are different in design, the basic concept is the same. When a machine won't spin, there are several things to consider:

  • Is the belt broken? Loose?

  • Does the lid switch click when closing?

  • (see video below)
  • Does the spin solenoid engage?

  • (1984 and before)
  • Drive coupling worn out? (on some newer Whirlpool & Kenmore top loaders)

  • Clutch worn out?

  • Current to motor? (Use voltmeter to check)


Example Video of a Kenmore Washer that won't drain or spin- (from youTube)



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