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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 # 547222 Mfg Part # WP3949238

Washing machine lid switch assembly with wire harness. If the washer does not spin, but will agitate then the lid switch is likely defective.

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Cause 2Motor Coupling

The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission. If the washer is overloaded, the motor coupling will fail in order to protect both the motor and transmission. The motor coupling can also fail due to normal wear. Inspect the motor coupling to determine if it is broken. If the motor coupling is broken, replace it.

Parts
Motor Coupling for your KenmoreWashing Machine
Motor Coupling - Part # 1195967 Mfg Part # 285753A

Washer drive motor coupler. New style with metal sleeves for added strength. This version replaces all previous motor coupler styles and versions. For direct drive washing machines. Common symptom of failed coupler is washer will fill, not agitate or spin but will drain the water from the tub.

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Cause 3Clutch

The clutch assembly makes the connection between the transmission and the inner tub. It helps the tub to gradually get up to the proper spin speed. If the clutch is worn out, it may prevent the tub from spinning. The clutch is not repairable—if the clutch is worn out, replace it.

Parts
Clutch for your KenmoreWashing Machine
Clutch - Part # 2670 Mfg Part # 285785

Washing machine clutch assembly with hardware. *Blue spring for large capacity washers, black for compacts. A worn clutch often causes a slower spin speed which leaves the clothes soaked after the cycle.

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Cause 4Clutch Band Kit

The clutch makes the connection between the transmission and the inner tub. It helps the tub to gradually get up to the proper spin speed. If the clutch is worn out, it may prevent the tub from spinning. If the clutch band kit is worn out, replace it.

Parts
Clutch Band Kit for your KenmoreWashing Machine
Clutch Band Kit - Part # 2690 Mfg Part # 285790

Washer clutch band and & lining kit. The clutch makes the connection between the transmission and the inner tub. If the clutch is worn out, it may prevent the tub from spinning.

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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.

Parts
Bearing for your KenmoreWashing Machine
Bearing - Part # 470615 Mfg Part # 285203

Centerpost bearing and seal kit for direct drive washer. The brake removal tool is needed for easy removal of your original bearing. Please see related items below.

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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 7Bearing

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 # 1180074 Mfg Part # WP8546455

Center post bearing, upper

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Cause 8Bearing

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 # 1180081 Mfg Part # WP8546462
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Cause 9Drive 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 # 675936 Mfg Part # WP661600

Washing machine drive motor, 2 speed. If your drive motor is defective, the washer won't spin, agitate, or drain.

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Cause 10Basket 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 # 4324929 Mfg Part # W10820043

Inner basket drive kit

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Cause 11Transmission

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
Transmission - Part # 423 Mfg Part # 3360629

Transmission (gearbox) for direct-drive washing machines. If the gears inside the transmission are worn out, the washer may not spin.

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