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MCarpenter

06:26AM | 01/18/06
Member Since: 01/17/06
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My Kenmore 80 series 23812100 is making a really bad sound like a nail in the pump when getting ready to agitate and before spin. The agitation never starts and neither does the spin. I put my hand on the pump and it seems like the pump is what is making the noise. Does the pump click on before agitation or does this sound like an electric problem? Thanks for your time.

DanO

08:16AM | 01/18/06
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Kenmore 80 series 23812100 [washer] **

The complete model number looks to be 110.23812100 indicating it is a Whirlpool built model.

** The agitation never starts and neither does the spin. I put my hand on the pump and it seems like the pump is what is making the noise. **

On the design of washer you have, a broken 'motor coupler' (see the following link) will prevent both wash and spin from occurring. It may also cause strange noises during those operations instead.

- Motor Coupler

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=2855

You can read about replacing it at this link:

- Direct Drive Washer Motor Coupler Replacement

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=524

** I put my hand on the pump and it seems like the pump is what is making the noise. **

It is pumping???

** Does the pump click on before agitation **

It shouldn't but other things attached to the motor could be making sounds and not actually the pump. Did you try isolating the pump from the motor to see if the sounds disappear? That might tell you if the pump itself was responsible or not.

** does this sound like an electric problem? **

In order for an electrical problem to cause your stated symptoms, it would have to stop the motor from running. Is the motor running??

JMO

Dan O.

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

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MCarpenter

05:47PM | 01/20/06
Member Since: 01/17/06
3 lifetime posts
Dan, thanks for your help. I just checked to see if it was pumping and it doesn't seem to have any problem at all. I'll take the coupler apart to inspect it this weekend, but I think you are right. Thanks again Dan

MC

MCarpenter

06:14PM | 01/20/06
Member Since: 01/17/06
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So I just took the washer apart in about 15 minutes and I have a broken coupler sitting infront of me now. I owe you big time Dan. Thanks for your help.

DanO

09:17PM | 01/20/06
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** I have a broken coupler **

Glad to hear you found the problem. Let us know how you eventually make out with it.

Dan O.

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

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bambam

05:55AM | 05/20/08
Member Since: 10/14/04
5 lifetime posts
I have run into this same problem . Before I make the effort of relacing the motor coupling , I want to make sure that that the transmission or other component did not cause it to break . I can turn the transmission driveshaft pretty easily for serveral turns then if binds and little then gets easy again . I then try turning it clcokwise . Very east at first then clutch engages (drum turns) it gets

harder to turn . Is this normal ? Any ohter this I need to look for ? - Thanks

DanO

09:55AM | 05/20/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
I do not know if your manual observations indicate anything unusual. Some technicians install one half of a motor coupler in an electric drill and use it as a tool to turn the transmission each way to see if it is locked up.

At the minimal cost of a replacement coupler, I myself would likely take the chance that the problem was just a failure of the coupler material itself and replace it to see how it held up in use afterwards.

JMO

Dan O.

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

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BV000188

08:44PM | 01/20/13
My Kenmore 80 series 23812100 was will fill with water, agitate, drain but will not spin. I was alerted to a problem by a loud buzzing noise from the motor I assumed. I redistributed a small but heavy load thinking that was the problem but still no go.

Do you think I killed the motor or maybe stripped a gear. My boyfriend looked to see if a belt had broken but told me this model has no belt. Dishwasher broke this weekend also so looking for a do-it-yourself repair. Suggestions appreciated!
-Molly

BV003906

01:48PM | 04/15/14
my Kenmore goes through all the cycles as it should, except spin. it just sits there and humms, but you can push the button in to turn it off and you hear a clunk and then it will spin, just have to push in the cycle button and pull it back out for it to spin, what could this problem be?
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