Kenmore / Whirlpool Washer Not Spinning
Today's post is going to be about Kenmore and Whirlpool Washers. These washers are probably one of the most popular and well built machines on the market today. So much so that if you were to buy a Maytag washer at the time of this post, it's actually a Whirlpool built washer. They haven't changed the way they are made in almost 15 years. That should tell you something right there. So let's move on.
When your Direct Drive washer is not spinning, there are a couple things that you are going to want to check. First thing being the Lid Switch. Basically when you have a problem with the lid switch, the washer will fill up, then stop. It will not Wash, Agitate or Spin.
The next check is going to be the Motor Coupler. This is the plastic gear like piece that connects the motor to the transmission. When this part breaks, your washer will sound like its trying to spin, but won't actually be spinning. Most of the time a quick peek up under the machine will help you determine whether that is bad or not.
So lets say the switch and the coupler are fine. This is the main reason for this post here. I haven't really found any good videos on how to check the clutch on a Kenmore or Whirlpool Washer. So, I decided to make one. This troubleshooting tip is specifically for a washer that sounds like its spinning, but it's not. Changing the clutch on your washer is not going to be that hard of a job. All you need to do is pay close attention to the video and you will be just fine.
I always tell people when I'm out doing service, this is one machine that if it does break, get it fixed. Do not get rid of it. The parts for these washer are readily available and relatively easy for the average homeowner to repair. All you guys need is some help with troubleshooting so your replacing the right parts.
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