My washing machine won't spin. I check the motor
This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.
First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.
Following is the Whirlpool / Kenmore PDF on operation and maintenance of their top load, direct drive washers.
It has a good description of how the transmission works.
Following is the Whirlpool parts diagram for their commercial top load, direct drive washers including transmission parts and numbers. The parts for the consumer washers are basically the same.
We assume that something broke the coupler the first time.
I'd check to make sure that when you put the new coupler in, the six holes in the rubber piece lined up with the prongs in the plastic pieces.
If they did, the next thing to check is the transmission.
Following is a description of how to pull the transmission / gearcase.
I found that instead of buying a special spanner wrench to remove the Tub Nut, a 10" pipe wrench opened fully and hooked to one of the prongs on the Tub Nut, giving it a quick tap with a hammer does well.
You really don't have to remove the drum and Tub Nut and drive block to remove the transission.
I'd pull the transmission and try turning the input shaft manually both ways, clockwise and counter-clockwise.
If it won't turn, it's likely that something in the transmission has broken and is jamming the main drive shaft.
There are a couple of plastic parts in the transmission. The Agitate Cams and the gear teeth on the main spin gear.
Pull the transmission, remove the clutch (there is a spring clip that holds the clutch on the main agitator shaft, remove the 8 screws carefully the transmission holds 16Oz of oil, remove the clip holding the main spin gear on and check the plastic agitator cams and the main spin gear.
The main spin gear is relatively expensive (Approx.$90 ) so if that is broken, you might want to consider a replacement transmission.
The Agitator Cams are only about $15,
Oct 03, 2009 |
Kenmore 24902 Top Load Washer