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 Posted: Mon Oct 27th, 2008 03:23 am
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Hi,
This is a 16 year old Kenmore washer. All the bells and whistles. 3 speed motor, deluxe solenoids with three hoses under the cabinet that need to be disconnected
before removing the cabinet. Got the idea??

Well, this machine works fine until it gets to spin. Then it starts, stops, starts, stops
repeatedly and keeps doing that.

I encountered this exact problem about 6 years ago and I can't for the life of me remember how it turned out.

I think I replaced the motor, then the timer and the problem persisted. Then I
never heard from the customer again. So, I never really found out what the cause
was.

Reach back into your archives please and pull out this problem and it's cause for me.
I've just got to know what causes this situation.

Thank you as always,
Bruce in L.A.

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is the motor HOT when it stops ?


How long does it run each time ?

How long does it stop each time ?


 

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It stutters.

It starts, then stops.

It turns on and off, on and off, on and off over and over again. It never gets up to
spin speed. Just starts for a second and stops for a second. Like a switch is being turned on and off quickly and repeatedly.

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This answer is an absolute long shot.... I had this similar call 2 months ago and I all did was move speed selector switch around(knob that designates delicate"slow spin-agitate" or heavy duty"fast agitate and spin") The knob was actually stuck between cycles.I am sure I will never get that lucky again but give it a shot.

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Need to see if there is voltage to the motor or not when it is cutting in and out, if so could be a bad motor, if not trace back to see where the voltage is getting lost, could be as simple as bad connections at where the harness plugs onto the motor switch or a bad spot in the harness.  Sounds like voltage is being lost somewhere in the spin cycle but not the Agitate cycle?  Focus on the spin wiring...in the wiring, connections and motor terminals.



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Putting my 77 cent Canadian dollar on the speed switch.

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Hi,
I don't have a schematic available for this machine.

Do you know which wires I need to check voltage on for the spin cycle??

And if the voltage is 110, then it's the motor, but if the voltage fluctuates on and then
off, it is something earlier in the chain, right?

Thanks,
Bruce

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bogreen wrote: ..
I don't have a schematic available for this machine...

Did you find a model number ?



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Yes.

110.92293810

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I can't find a wiring diagram for that model (or similar)



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im not sure if this will help you or not. it is a 3speed whirlpool machine i traced out some time ago. I dont know if its the same as your machine but you will have to trace power to the run winding as it sounds like the motor is recieving power to the start but not the run.



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seen this numerous times,,stuck speed switch trying to run 2 speeds at a time, or just the startwinding,,no run winding activated ....

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OK, you're the third one to mention that switch.

Can you help with testing it to confirm it is the culprit??

What tricks can I try, to get around it or at least to confirm that is it for sure?

Thanks,
Bruce

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You're the third one to mention that switch.

How can I test it to make sure. Is replacing it the only thing I can do??

Bruce

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Try changing the Speed Selector (whatever it's called)  Switch setting.

There's (2) identical Relays #36 in the Control Panel.

Try swaping those.




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on the wireing diagram there will be a chart that shows which terminals are closed in each position. you may find 2 closed when only one should be. but first rotate the switch back and forth several times and try it agian.

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Bad motor start switch.(Repalce motor) at center of diagram  OR to BU-O is open. This will do this at all speeds because it is common to all speeds except start.

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bogreen wrote: ... this machine works fine until it gets to spin...
agitates OK...

 

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THANK YOU TO ALL  who guessed it was the speed switch.

R I G H T   O N!!!!!!!!!

It was the switch stuck between two settings. I moved it a little and then spun
it around a few times and it went into spin everytime as it should.

Again, thank you all.

And especially to bcippola, Grey Shrek and  K,man
Bruce in L.A.

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