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Darlene10

06:24PM | 05/30/05
Member Since: 08/25/04
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My bought at a garage sale kenmore series 80 heavy duty washer was reportedly a working washer.

I had a plumber install the necessary pipes in my cellar to accomodate a washer. The machine fills with water, agitiates, and spins, but the spinning does not empty the water in the tub of the machine.

Suggestions? The plumber suggested that the motor in the washer is shot and not worth a service call. But I am wondering this--

the water has to travel *upward* out of the machine to another vertical pipe (from the machine and with the other pipe altogether about 5 ft. in length), then travels sideways in a larger pipe as it exits. Is it possible that gravity is preventing the machine from spinning the water out of the tub and UP the pipes? It spins with good force, and the hose seems as though it has water (vibration), but the level of water in the tub never changes and never empties, stays as though I just started a load (except dirty).

Do I have a defective machine or is it conceivable that there's a design flaw in the plumbing installation? I don't want to pitch the machine if it is not broken. Nor do I want to get a new machine and run into the same problem.

Please advise. Thank you.

Darlene (with a washer full of standing water)

DanO

09:09PM | 05/30/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** kenmore series 80 heavy duty washer **

I'm afraid that is not enough information to identify the particular machine you have, what is needed is its model number ("series 80" isn't it) as written on its identification tag.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number tag on your appliances at the following link:

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/parts/tagsearch.cgi

** but the spinning does not empty the water in the tub of the machine. **

It's not the spinning which is suppose to empty the machine, there is a pump for that. Depending on the model of the machine both spinning and raining may *occur* at the same time though.

Is any water being drained *at all*??

Have you checked the drain hose to make sure it isn't just kinked?

Dan O.

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

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Darlene10

10:41AM | 05/31/05
Member Since: 08/25/04
18 lifetime posts
Hello:

The Kenmore Series 80 machine I have--

Model number: 110 82980110

Stock number: 29801

Serial number: CX2678700

No visible kinks in hoses. Is it also unlikely that the upward direction I previously asked about is not an issue? Could something gotten knocked out of whack during transport?

Is this the sort of repair that's a reasonable one to make; or is it too labor instensive and by the time I hire someone (labor, parts, etc.), I might do as well buy a new machine?

Thanks again for the time you've taken to assist me.

D10

DanO

12:56PM | 05/31/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Is it also unlikely that the upward direction I previously asked about is not an issue? **

Nothing can be ruled out until it is confirmed. Try sticking the drain hose into a bucket at counter top height to see what happens.

You are however likely going to have problems with the drain installation described. Whether that is the cause of your immediate problem I don't know.

** Could something gotten knocked out of whack during transport? **

Anything's possible. The pump could have fallen off the motor. In such a case the washer won't likely drain into a bucket either.

** Is this the sort of repair that's a reasonable one to make; or is it too labor instensive and by the time I hire someone (labor, parts, etc.), I might do as well buy a new machine? **

Until the actual cause is determined *with certainty*, it is impossible to say. I would hazard a guess that any new machine you might purchase will likely also not work correctly with such a drain installation. Check the washer's installation instructions *first* for the maximum drain height allowed by it.

JMO

Dan O.

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

The Appliance Information Site

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Darlene10

06:18PM | 05/31/05
Member Since: 08/25/04
18 lifetime posts
I took the hose off the upper pipe, and as advised, held it about countertop level and pointed into a bucket---

the water churned out perfectly!!!! ?????

I don't know if there was some kind of "blockage" or something, but I did not see anything in the tub water that was emptying... strange.

Anyway, the tub empties fine now. The plumber that set-up the piping said that the height was not an issue unless the motor wasn't up to it, but that most machines can send water up to a height of 8 feet. Is that so?

Thanks again. Your suggestions enabled me to have a great outcome. Greatly appreciated.

D10
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