- Home


Air Conditioners | Dehumidifiers | Dishwashers | Disposals | Dryers | Freezers | Humidifiers | Ice Makers | Microwave Ovens | Ovens, Ranges, Stoves | Refrigerators | Trash Compactors | Washers | Water Filters

FAQs | Contact | Apprenticeship | Parts | Model Number Help | Newsletter | Beer
- > Do-It-Yourself Appliance Repair Help > The Laundry Appliance Repair Forum > Kenmore Heavy Duty 70 Series Model #11082872120

Find Appliance Parts & Diagrams Here
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.

365-day return policy on all parts ordered through this site!


 Moderated by: RegUS_PatOff, BrntToast, appl.tech.29501 Search Our Sites for More Info!
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
Kenmore Heavy Duty 70 Series Model #11082872120  Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Thu Dec 21st, 2006 11:21 pm
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post
Gillen42
Senior Apprentice Appliantologist
 

Joined: Thu Dec 21st, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 3
Flavorite Brew: More of a Tequila gal myself
Status: 
Offline
Hello.  I've got a Kenmore 70 series model # 11082872120.  For a while it has acted strange when run on permanent press and doesn't want to work right for the next few loads after.  I've worked through that by just using the normal cycle but someone else in this house ran a load through permanent press. 

  Now my washer will fill with water and you can hear a slight mechanical noise(whine, hum?) but it will not agitate, drain, or spin.

  I'm not the worlds smartest, but I can fumble my way through a bit of mechanical stuff.  Just let me know where I should start.

I really appreciate help with this...it has not been a good day and my washer taking a cr*p hasn't helped.

 

Sara

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Dec 22nd, 2006 02:35 am
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post
Gillen42
Senior Apprentice Appliantologist
 

Joined: Thu Dec 21st, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 3
Flavorite Brew: More of a Tequila gal myself
Status: 
Offline
Well, I figured I would get the cabinet taken off as I would have to do that anyways no matter what was wrong with it.  After I got that off, my curiosity got the best of me(I WAS going to wait for advice), and I pulled the pump off, then the motor and then...I found my problem.

  The motor(to transmission) coupler is just tatered.  It's in really bad shape and there are plastic shavings everywhere.  So have ordered it through your parts store link and I should be back in business soon after getting it.

  Thanks for the site and the info(read old posts).  It was really a big help and probably saved me lots of money! :)

Happy Holidays!

Sara

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Dec 22nd, 2006 12:28 pm
  PM Quote Reply
3rd Post
nickfixit
Fellow, Academy of Sublime Masters of Appliantology


Joined: Tue Apr 26th, 2005
Location: Luna Pier, USA
Posts: 1520
Flavorite Brew: Samuel Adams
Status: 
Offline
" Now my washer will fill with water and you can hear a slight mechanical noise(whine, hum?) but it will not agitate, drain, or spin."

It's good you found the coupling problem, but if your machine failed to drain, you have another issue.

What is likely going on here is a bad set of contacts in the permanent press cycle circuit. If for example, your timer contacts for the perm press cycle were burned/carbonized up there would be a voltage drop that would result in low voltage supply to the motor. This would make the motor overheat and it's thermal limiter would open and the motor will not start or run. I can take a couple hours for it to cool off and close the thermal limiter.

Nick  




____________________
" Giving numerical data to Sears management is like giving a monkey a machine gun. No one knows for certain what will happen, but you can be sure of two things... It will be real messy, and only the monkey will be unharmed"
Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Dec 22nd, 2006 06:10 pm
  PM Quote Reply
4th Post
Gillen42
Senior Apprentice Appliantologist
 

Joined: Thu Dec 21st, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 3
Flavorite Brew: More of a Tequila gal myself
Status: 
Offline
Ok, so upon further thought, my assumption that it was only the motor coupler doesn't make complete sense...and then I wake up to read your post.

You obviously know much more about these things than me, but here is my thought process on the matter:

If the timer runs through the cycles then it's not the lid switch(correct?), and although the motor coupler was in very bad shape, I still should have seen some sort of movement given that it was still intact enough to transfer some movement(the holes are worn out very large and oblong, but still there).  Plus, even if the power wasn't being transfered from the motor to the transmission, shouldn't the pump still have drained when the timer hit that cycle?  So my idea is that it is the motor.  I was going to go and have it tested at an auto parts store.

But now I read your post that it could be the contacts in the permanent press cycle.  I unhooked the washer and drug it into the garage to work on it due to the miniscule size of my laundry room, so I never tried it after letting it 'cool down' like you mentioned.  So how do I determine if it is the motor or those contacts?  By contacts do you mean in the timer box up top, or down on the motor?

Oh, and my hubby SWEARS he did not run it on permanant press, just the regular cycle like I've dictated(yes, I get honery about it :)

I appreciate the help!

Sara

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Sat Dec 23rd, 2006 12:34 am
  PM Quote Reply
5th Post
nickfixit
Fellow, Academy of Sublime Masters of Appliantology


Joined: Tue Apr 26th, 2005
Location: Luna Pier, USA
Posts: 1520
Flavorite Brew: Samuel Adams
Status: 
Offline
If you are careful, you can remove the timer and take off the gray plastic dust shield. Then gently examine the contacts by raising the top contact up just a little so you can see. You are looking for scorched or burned contacts. If you find them, you know you need at least a timer.

Nick



____________________
" Giving numerical data to Sears management is like giving a monkey a machine gun. No one knows for certain what will happen, but you can be sure of two things... It will be real messy, and only the monkey will be unharmed"
Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

Current time is 05:02 am Tell a friend about this page... all your other friends are doing it!  
- > Do-It-Yourself Appliance Repair Help > The Laundry Appliance Repair Forum > Kenmore Heavy Duty 70 Series Model #11082872120 Top



Find Appliance Parts & Diagrams Here
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.

365-day return policy on all parts ordered through this site!

FAQs | Contact | Apprenticeship | Parts | Model Number Help | Newsletter | Beer

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
- Home
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly, spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."


UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.0798 seconds (6% database + 94% PHP). 25 queries executed.

Web Analytics