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Why won't my kenmore 80 washer agitate, spin or drain?

I have a model 110-23832100 kenmore series 80 washer. It fills with water but won't agitate, drain or spin. It only hums. The coupler is not broken, the lid switch clicks when depressed, also check it by holding it down with a screw driver. The water pump is ok, nothing blocking or broken. It just hums like it want to something but doesn't. I've tried all cycles and nothing, just the humming. Before this happened, it did agitate and drain but did not spin but now it doesn't agitate, drain or spin.

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There could be a couple reasons as to why your washer wont spin drain or agitate. Upon researching your question I found some links that may help you understand you issue a but further. I provided the links below. I hope this helps!
by Manage My Life
February 27th, 2011
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the washer. If the motor is humming in a cycle, I recommend checking the motor speed selector switch. If it is between two speeds it would cause the motor to hum. If the switch is ok, I recommend unplugging the washer and removing the cabinet. Then check all of the wire connection on the washer, paying close attention to the connector on the motor and the motor capacitor. The capacitor is mounted on the side of the motor that should have two red wires on it. If all of the wires look ok, place an insulated jumper wire between the gray ant tan wires of the lid switch connector. This will by pass the lid switch so you can test the washer without putting the cabinet back on. Now plug the washer in and check the operation. If the motor still hums, unplug the washer and remove the pump. Then turn the washer back on. If it still just hums, unplug the washer and remove the motor but leave the wires connected. Then plug the washer in and turn it on. if the motor does not run the problem could be a timer, motor, speed switch, or wiring. I recommend having a service technician diagnose this.

If the motor runs I suspect the problem is a defective transmission. Depending on the age of the washer you might what to consider purchasing a ne washer. Please click on this link to view the


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If you have any other questions on the washer, please reply below with more details.

Here is a link to order any parts you need.

Sears Parts Direct


If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services


Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 31,257 community points in Kenmore
February 28th, 2011
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