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elissa

05:30AM | 06/24/07
Member Since: 06/23/07
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
My washer fills and agitates but does not drain or spin. I removed all the water and with research have seen it may be a clogged drain or a burnt out motor coupler. I would like to check the drain before taking the cabinet off which border on over my hea. Can anyone tell me where the drain is? SHoulod I take the drain hose off and fish around there? Any other ideas? Thanks!

DanO

01:00PM | 06/24/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Kenmore Washer Model 110.92582110 **

That is a Whirlpool 'direct drive' washer design. You can read about them at the following link:

- Sears and Whirlpool Direct Drive Washer

LINK > www.the-appliance-clinic.com/SWddwash.html

** My washer fills and agitates but does not drain or spin. I removed all the water and with research have seen it may be a clogged drain or a burnt out motor coupler. **

The motor coupler would NOT affect draining of the washer and it WOULD affect the agitation too if it were damaged. So it is not likely your problem.

A problem with draining would NOT affect spinning (besides maybe slowing it down), so that is not likely your problem either.

If the washer timer stops right at the drain/spin part of the cycle and never moves further, there may be a problem with the washer's lid switch (see the following link) or the lid switch's actuator.

- Kenmore 110.92582110 Lid Switch

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=2927

A washer will not go into spin (where the draining also takes place) unless it can detect the lid is closed, as a safety precaution. That is done via the lid switch. A problem with it will affect both spinning and draining while leaving the rest of the functions working.

JFYI

Dan O.

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

The Appliance Information Site

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elissa

04:12PM | 06/24/07
Member Since: 06/23/07
2 lifetime posts
I went to the link, took the thing apart,and wouldn't you know it - a baby sox firmly wedged in the pump!

YEA! Just saved $00 as we were on our way to give up and go buy a new washer. Thanks for you help!

DanO

05:57PM | 06/24/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** baby sock firmly wedged in the pump! **

I'm surprised the motor would still turn for agitation but glad to hear you found the problem. Thanks for the follow up.

Dan O.

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

The Appliance Information Site

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