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kennmore Washer Model 5842400 80 series sometimes won't spin, when spin cycle finishes, clothes are still very wet

If I remove alot of the wet items, it will spin out the water normally.

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It can be time consuming trying to get the laundry done a few items at a time. I located a similar question from a previous expert post that offers a possible cause. I attached the link below. If you feel you would prefer to have an experienced technician diagnose and make repairs, an option is to visit Sears Home Services and use the scheduler. Hope this gets you on the way to a working washer.
by Manage My Life
November 28th, 2010
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Sam A
Thank you for your question.

I can understand not wanting the clothes to be wet with the cycle is done.

It sounds like it could be one of two possible problems.

One is the drive clutch assembly that spins the basket during the spin cycle.

The other and most likely is the drive coupling from the motor to the transmission is failing.

If you feel comfortable with repairing this yourself I will give you instructions and pictures to help with the repair.

The repair of the drive coupling is a lot easier than the repair of the clutch assembly. The most likely is the drive coupling.


from the washer.

We will need to remove the cabinet from the machine.

Locate the two end caps on the control panel and pop them off. This will expose the two screws that secure the control panel to the top of the washer.

Remove these two screws and lift up on the control panel and lay back over the back of the washer.

Then locate and remove the two large retainer spring latches that secure the panel top from the back panel.

Unplug the wire harness for the lid switch.

Standing in front of the washer open the lid of the washer and grab the inside of the cabinet top and lift up and slide backwards and walk the cabinet away from the washer chassis.

Locate the spring retainers on the water pump and remove the pump off the motor shaft.

Locate the spring retainers that holds the motor to the chassis. Pull motor off and lay down at base.

Locate the drive coupling which is a black rubber driver between to white hubs. One hub is driven onto the motor shaft and the other onto the transmission shaft.

Remove the hubs off the motor and transmission and drive the new hubs on as per instructions in the package. Line up the rubber coupling and the hubs and re-install the motor with the spring clips.

Re-install the pump and retainer spring clips and re-install the cabinet by sliding the front base under the chassis in the front and tipping back the cabinet onto the base making sure to line up the metal tabs on the base into the slots on the side wall of the cabinet.

Re-install the retainer spring clips to the back wall slots and align the clips onto the opening in the top of the cabinet and push down until you hear the snap.

Flip the console back over onto the console and re-install the screws and end caps.

I hope these instructions will help.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Sam A Earned 6,960 community points in Washers
November 30th, 2010
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