Kenmore Washer 80 Series wont agitate, spin - Coupler looks ok

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Old 04-05-09, 05:39 PM
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Kenmore Washer 80 Series wont agitate, spin - Coupler looks ok

Kenmore 80 series model # 100.26832690

Washer fills fine but will not agitate, spin, or empty. The motor is humming so I assumed it is not the cover switch. Also, burning smell is coming from somewhere around the motor/bottom area.

I have read many of the posts and based on information, I assumed it was likely the coupler. I have the motor out and the coupler out but the coupler looks fine, no breaks, cracks, and when the copler pieces are on their shafts, they are tight and the shafts can be turned.

Is there any possibility it could still be the coupler? What else are likely possibilities?

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good chance there is a small sock in the water pump. see if it will spin without the pump on the motor.
 
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David,

thanks for the response. the pump is still attached to the motor but it turns freely if I turn the shaft with the coupler. Assume that this would mean that it is not blocked by a sock?

Also, I have had trouble getting the pump off the shaft - it seems to be rusted onto the shaft of the motor
 
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if you can rotate the coupler by hand with motor on the gearcase then you have an electrical problem and not a mechanical one.

most likely there is a sticking contact in the timer. could also be the motor or the capacitor. cap should have about 275 micro farads.
 
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The only way to get pump off shaft is to pry or break it off. If the shaft turns I would not do this yet. Put the timer in spin close lid and see if the washer will drain, even if it does not spin. If drains and no spin needs coupler, Burning smell take motor off mount , will be difficult with pump on and see if motor will run not connected to machine. If no run than you will have to take pump off, Plan on new pump. I use a dremal tool with 3 or 4 cut off blades mounted on it to clean up motor shaft. use then as grinder. When motor off replace coupler.
 
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just to clarify: when you said motor was humming i assumed you meant it was not turning
 
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