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Model: 110.20922990 Kenmore Washer won't spin

I noticed that my clothes came out of the washer soaking wet after the cycle was done. It was then that I realized my washer wasn't spinning/churning. I've checked the switch by opening the lid and pushing the switch down manually. The switch appears to be responding as it should. It activates the motor when it's pushed down and I can feel the washer agitating or vibrating but it will not spin. It also makes the clicking noise when I push it. The water fills, drains and goes through the cycles as it should.

I noticed that there was a small plastic toy from my daughters littlest pet shop collection wedged underneath the drum of the washer...the part that churns. Once I lodged this out I thought my washer would work. Unfortunately, it still does not spin. Please help!

A big Thanks! -Steph

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Joseph Perez
Having the clothes come out sloppy wet at the end of the wash cycle does not sound good and it would take much longer for the clothes to dry. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find a link that will provide you with more information about your washer problem. I hope my link is useful.
by Joseph Perez Earned 62,642 community points in Kenmore
September 12th, 2011
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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Make certain the washer will actually agitate and not base it on hearing the motor run. There is a motor coupler located between the motor and the transmission and it breaks; the washer will not agitate or spin and only drain.

If you’re certain that it will agitate then I would suspect the motor is Okay and the most likely problem is a worn clutch. This may be the issue. If not, please reply and I will be glad to assist you further. The clutch is part #285785 and the motor coupler is part #285753A which can be ordered from

Sears PartsDirect

I added a YouTube video showing how to access and replace the


and I also added a YouTube video showing how to replace the

motor coupler

by Joey S Earned 113,887 community points in Kenmore
September 14th, 2011
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Manage My Life
ugh. Sounds like the cluth. I'm pretty sure the washer is agitating as I can feel it vibrating or slightly "shaking" to the touch. The links are going t be very helpful as I am going to attempt to tackle this myself :) It wasn't fun spending 2 hours at the laundry facility yesterday, washing/drying and folding clothes!

Thank you both so very much for your help and for providing me with part numbers :) I will keep you posted on my progress.
by Manage My Life
September 14th, 2011
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