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bmwk100rsa

05:19AM | 03/02/05
Member Since: 03/01/05
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I have a Kenmore front load washer 3.1 cf, mfr model#44102. It is only 2.5 years old and has started to skip the spin cycle. I have taken the back off and given the belt a spin or two to help it get going. Sometimes this works sometimes not. It will then work for a couple more loads and then this happens again. I checked all wires for connectivity, but that's it so far. Well, actually, I kicked the side just because I was mad at it, and it worked for about a month, but has become stubborn again. I can hear a little hum when I press my ear to the front panel.

Any suggestions before I toss it out to washer heaven?

DanO

08:15AM | 03/02/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** Kenmore front load washer 3.1 cf, mfr model # 44102 **

The full model number may be 417.44102300. The only accurate place it will be found is on the appliance's model and serial number tag *right on the appliance* and not on paperwork (owner's manual, etc.) which may have come with the appliance..

** Any suggestions? **

It would actually have to be checked out to determine the cause of its current condition. Your symptoms might be caused by a defective motor controller but I think that bad brushes in the motor may be a more likely cause. Unfortunately those motor brushes are not available separately and if needed, the whole motor would usually have to be replaced. :(

Kenmore 417.44102300 Washer Motor

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?ps=131770600

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Kenmore+Washer

The Appliance Information Site

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bmwk100rsa

09:43AM | 03/02/05
Member Since: 03/01/05
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I am at work and just used *****.com for the pic and info.

Is there any way to tell if it is the brushes/motor without having someone make a house call, ie. $100 minimum. If it is the motor, can I purchase that or am I out of luck and toss the whole thing?

Do you have any recommendations on replacement if need be? The bad thing is that the appliance looks brand new (I wax the surface with car wax) and has gotten little use (maybe 3 loads per week) for just over 2 years.

DanO

12:10PM | 03/02/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Is there any way to tell if it is the brushes/motor without having someone make a house call **

You might be able to tell if the brushes were the bad just by looking at them (once removed from the motor)... and you know what you're looking for or if there were obvious signs (eg. cracks, melted, etc.).

The washer would have to be tested in order to determine if the motor was the problem or not. Sometimes there are no definitive tests, the motor may just be *assumed* to be the defective if the rest of the machine checked out Ok.

** If it is the motor, can I purchase that? **

Yes, I linked to one place were it can be purchased. You could also get if from S ears or probably lots of other places which sell Frigidaire replacement parts as the 417.44102300 model (if that's what yours is) was made by Frigidaire (see the following link). The brushes themselves are NOT available separately from the motor as I stated previously.

Who Makes Kenmore?

LINK > http://tinyurl.com/6a53u

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Kenmore+Washer

The Appliance Information Site

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