Model #11072993110 KENMORE Residential Washers

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1978 Kenmore top loading Solid State washing machine sometimes won't spin Mod.

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Amazing longevity. I was a sophomore in high school. With the unit running perfectly all of those years, your loyalty to it must be ingrained. Bill, I would be suspicious of the lid switch. This is an inexpensive repair that I feel you will be able to do on your own. I did locate a link that will discuss your situation in greater detail. Though this link discusses a different model number, the mechanics are likely going to be very similar. Keep in mind that an expert will be responding within the next two business days if not sooner and will likely offer you more information and instruction. You will likely hear from them within a few hours. I hope this link will help guide you as to what might be wrong with your washer and have a nice day.

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Henry -
July 19, 2013
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Oops,, Nice try,, and thank you for the reply... We could hear the motor running, and that the tub was not spinning. So we opened the lid, and removed the clothes and defeated the lid switch with the handle of a measuring scoop. With the sound of the motor running, I did a Tim Taylor, and stuck my hand into the tub and moved it. Something grabbed the tub, not me, and the tub started to spin... So my guess, it is the clutch or some part of the drive train, or transmission... But I did not want to muddy the waters by suggesting something that it wasn't... Thank you again,, it shows that someone cares enough to reply... bill

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William Bates -
July 19, 2013
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Your washing machine is a direct drive. The transmission failed. PART NUMBER: 362901. Part is no longer available. However if it was available it would be over $200 just for the transmission.

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chaseme5 -
July 19, 2013
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Sorry I read your problem wrong. It is a spinning problem or an agatitor? For the spinning cycle you need a new belt. Belt is worn.

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chaseme5 -
July 19, 2013
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The problem is an intermittent one. And it is just the spin cycle that has a hard time starting. I am looking for the non-obvious possibilities before I open the machine up. Thank you for your time and thoughts... bill

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William Bates -
July 19, 2013
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Thank you for your question.  I am sorry you are having a problem with your Kenmore  Top Load Washer.  From the description of the problem, "I emptied the machine and spun the tub by hand and it started spinning" I suspect the basket drive and clutch are the problem .  The washer may spin with a empty basket or a light load but will not spin with a normal load then the basket drive and clutch likely need to be replaced.  If the washer will spin empty but will not spin with a load then the basket drive and clutch should be replaced.  The repair will require removing the transmission to access the basket drive and clutch.  The 357970  basket drive is no longer available as a replacement part.   You can try to Google the part number and see if a replacement part is available.  Replacement of the washer might be a  might be a better option. 

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
July 20, 2013
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Hello Fred,,, First let me say " WAAAAAAAA" ... All of the dealers say , I'll never find a machine that is that good again... But ,, is there a shop manual for that machine , model #110.72993110 ? Before I start ripping things apart , I should find out the best way... Thank you,,, bill

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William Bates -
July 20, 2013
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There is a maunal though it says it is no longer available. Check you email for something I think will be helpful.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
July 22, 2013
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Thank you Fred... It is always nice to meet people that care about other peoples problems. Now for the 64Thousand $ question... ( you are probably to young to remember where that line came from) ,,, But in your esteemed opinion, Do you think it would be prudent to just get a new machine??? This is,, even if I do find the parts... But then again, if the parts are half the price of a new machine??????? Oh well... Thank you again,,, bill

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William Bates -
July 22, 2013
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I would suggest you go shopping. The machin you have has some age and a number of parts are already no longer available. You will have to relearn your washing habit with the new machines since they use so much less water to clean clothes. The good news is the new machines can be so efficent that they pay for themshelves over time. The lack of a full tub of water is what most of us old guys complain about but it is the way of the future. Unlike the old days water cost real money today so a washer that uses approximately 75% less water can lead to real savings. Here are some new washers you might consider: WasherstoConsider .

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
July 23, 2013
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