Kenmore 70 series model 110.22702100 won't spin

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Old 09-17-11, 07:41 AM
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Kenmore 70 series model 110.22702100 won't spin

My washing maching doesn't spin. It agitates and drains and I can hear the motor kick in on spin cycle. It does spin if I use a screw driver to activate the lid switch and start spinning it by hand but never fast enough.

I did check the motor clutch but it looked great.

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Old 09-17-11, 03:03 PM
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Look inside cabinet about 6 inches from floor you you may see a streak of oil. If there you need a gearcase top seal, clutch and drive coupler. lean washer back against wall to look under it.
 
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Old 09-17-11, 08:42 PM
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Kenmore 70 series model 110.22702100 won't spin
That 70 series is a pretty old model, I know, I have one too. How old is yours? I have found mine to have been a very reliable machine, but have a very small amount of oil that has dripped from somewhere. One or two drops of oil will spread to make a huge spot on a basement floor. Considering mine is 27 years old, I have been thinking of replacing it with a new machine rather than repairing.
 
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Old 09-18-11, 02:06 PM
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Yours at 27 years is most likely a belt drive and I would be looking for a new one.
 
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Old 09-18-11, 07:10 PM
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Yours at 27 years is most likely a belt drive and I would be looking for a new one.
Nope, it's direct drive and yes, I am about ready to start looking. I replaced the motor on the matching electric dryer about 6 years ago, no other problems with it. The washer has only had the fill valve changed twice and the typical lid switch problem. Both have been very good machines.
 
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Old 09-19-11, 04:40 AM
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Since it's a direct drive I would keep it. You will not like the new washers. EPA has become involved and washer have change completely. LG or Samsung make good frontloaders.
 
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Old 09-19-11, 07:56 PM
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Well, I am keeping them both, for now anyway. I am worried about the age and afraid one day it's going to just stop. I am prepared to buy new machines, but am starting to look a bit and reading reviews. Yes, I know someone who has the Samsung front loaders, they like them a lot. I also know someone who has Whirlpool front loaders and she likes them too. The reviews aren't all that good on front loaders, have they been getting any better?
 
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Old 09-20-11, 03:38 AM
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I prefer the LG the best, I have the fewest calls for repairs on them. Your direct drive with a few repairs over years should go on for a long time, Only reason I can see to replace is wife wants a new one.
To answer your question front loaders have been getting better, not impressed with Whrilpool
 
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Old 09-21-11, 08:32 PM
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Your direct drive with a few repairs over years should go on for a long time, Only reason I can see to replace is wife wants a new one.
You have confirmed my confidence in the direct drive machine, I knew it was a good one. It also helps when you have a spare replacement motor sitting in the basement. The original motor doesn't dare fail. Sometimes it's more cost effective to replace wife and keep the machine!
 
 

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