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Kenmore Washer Won't Spin

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer won't spin are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Washer won't spin

Cause 1Lid Switch Assembly

The lid switch assembly prevents the washer from spinning when the lid is open. If the lid switch assembly fails, the washer will not spin. To determine if the lid switch assembly is defective, use a multimeter to test the lid switch for continuity. If the lid switch does not have continuity, replace it.

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Parts
Lid Switch Assembly for your KenmoreWashing Machine
Lid Switch Assembly - Part # 1456 Mfg Part # 12001187

Washer lid switch with actuator, bracket, and wires

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Cause 2Drive Belt

Inspect the drive belt to determine if it is broken or if it is loose on the pulleys. If the drive belt is broken or loose, replace it.

Parts
Drive Belt for your KenmoreWashing Machine
Drive Belt - Part # 3480 Mfg Part # WP95405

Belt length 47 3/8”, width 1/2”, characteristics, “v”- shaped cog-tooth, most common Whirlpool - Kenmore washer drive belt

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Cause 3Drive Pulley

The drive pulley connects to the washer drum and works with the drive belt and motor to rotate the drum. If the drive pulley is worn out, the drive belt might slip off, preventing the washer from spinning. Remove the drive pulley and inspect it. If the drive pulley is defective, replace it.

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Drive Pulley for your KenmoreWashing Machine
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Cause 4Bearing

The bearing is mounted in the middle of the outer tub. The bearing helps to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the tub bearing is defective, and the bearing is sold separately, replace it. If the bearing is not available separately, replace the outer tub and bearing as an assembly. Replacing the outer tub and bearing is a difficult and costly repair—if the bearing is defective, consider replacing the entire washing machine.

Parts
Bearing for your KenmoreWashing Machine
Bearing - Part # 470586 Mfg Part # 285134

Centerpost bearing and seal kit for all belt drive washers

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Cause 5Bearing

The bearing is mounted in the middle of the outer tub. The bearing helps to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the tub bearing is defective, and the bearing is sold separately, replace it. If the bearing is not available separately, replace the outer tub and bearing as an assembly. Replacing the outer tub and bearing is a difficult and costly repair—if the bearing is defective, consider replacing the entire washing machine.

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Bearing for your KenmoreWashing Machine
Bearing - Part # 1180074 Mfg Part # WP8546455

Center post bearing, upper

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Cause 6Bearing

The bearing is mounted in the middle of the outer tub. The bearing helps to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the tub bearing is defective, and the bearing is sold separately, replace it. If the bearing is not available separately, replace the outer tub and bearing as an assembly. Replacing the outer tub and bearing is a difficult and costly repair—if the bearing is defective, consider replacing the entire washing machine.

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Bearing for your KenmoreWashing Machine
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Cause 7Drive Motor

The drive motor might be defective. However, the drive motor is rarely at fault for this symptom. Before replacing the drive motor, first check all of the more commonly defective washer components. If none of those components are defective, consider replacing the drive motor. To determine if the drive motor is defective, first ensure that the motor is getting power. If the drive motor hums but doesn’t run, is noisy, or does not turn freely, replace it.

Parts
Drive Motor for your KenmoreWashing Machine
Drive Motor - Part # 2581 Mfg Part # 285222

Belt drive washing machine drive motor kit, 1/2 HP 2 speed

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Cause 8Basket Drive

The basket drive sits on top of the transmission and engages with the inner tub. If the transmission is engaging to spin, and the outer tub spins slowly or does not spin at all, the spin tube tabs may be stripped. Alternatively, the drive block on the spin tube may be stripped. Inspect both the spin tube tabs and the drive block. If the spin tube tabs and drive block are not worn out, the clutch pads on the basket drive are likely worn out. If the clutch pads are worn out, you must replace the basket drive.

Parts
Basket Drive for your KenmoreWashing Machine
Basket Drive - Part # 940749 Mfg Part # 285897

Basket drive and brake assembly

Cause 9Transmission

The washer transmission might be worn out or defective. Transmissions have gears in them that can fail causing the washer to not spin. However, this is almost never the case. Before replacing the transmission, first check all of the other more commonly defective parts.

Parts
Transmission for your KenmoreWashing Machine