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mommy_to_6_girls
January 30th, 2005, 04:55 PM
Hi I have a Kenmore Washer 110 serial number is 82873120 ( I think that is the serial number)
Well I think it died on me today :(
It will fill up with water but when it reaches the Spin and Rinse cycle it starts making a funny noise (Shreaking noise)
Soap was still on the clothes (if this info helps any)
And the thing in the middle isn't spinning........
What can this be? Can it be fixed or do I need to get new one?
I took all the clothes out of it and they are in my bath tub now and I emptyed the water out by using a cup and filling a large bowl with the water and making several trips to the sink.......lol..........
Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you
Sandy

mdshunk
January 30th, 2005, 05:05 PM
I'd guess by the terrible sound that the transmission might have taken a nosedive. Wait for moderator Jeff to answer shortly. He's the guru. If you're lucky, you might have just broken a motor coupler. Cross your fingers, since that's a pretty easy thing. If it's the transmission, depending on the age of the unit, that's most of the time the kiss of death for the washer. Jeff will sort you out before long. In the meantime, you might want to check the model number again. The "110" you posted is only the beginning. There's a lot more numbers to the model number.

mommy_to_6_girls
January 30th, 2005, 05:18 PM
Ok I went and got all the numbers I could find in the front of the washer
since I don't have a lot of room to pull it out right at this second
This is the order it went it
Hope this helps
Model # 110 82873120
Stock # 28731
Amps 10 Hz 80 Volts 20
Serial # Ca3670931

*** I know in my first post I thought the 82873120 but I quess I was wrong, sorry****

Roger
January 30th, 2005, 05:35 PM
Hello as MD said wait till Jeff replies. Excellent....this is what Jeff needs. I show this to be a direct drive washer. Does the washer agitater work before it reaches spin and rinse? I'm guessing that it isnt agitating since soap is still on the clothes. Can you tell?

mommy_to_6_girls
January 30th, 2005, 05:41 PM
If I remember correctly the washer agitater does work before the rinse and spin cycle ( but I don't think it was this time)......right now when we try to turn the washer agitater without any clothes in it .....it moves so easily right now.....
( I don't know if that makes a difference.....)
The washer agitater was tring to move when hubby went in there to see what was making the nosie....... ( I hope this helps)

Roger
January 30th, 2005, 06:04 PM
First Jeff is the expert here but this is a link for your washer. Enter the model #then click on the diagram you want to view. There are a lot of things that have to happen for the agitator to work and the tub to spin, properly working water level switch etc. The fact that it wont spin but squeals or shreaks makes me thing the coupling between the motor and the transmission has failed. Wait for JEFF! Probably tomorrow morning before he replies. GL

http://www3.sears.com/

jeff1
January 30th, 2005, 07:22 PM
Hi all,

Yupper....110.82873120....is a direct drive style :)

It will fill up with water but when it reaches the Spin and Rinse cycle it starts making a funny noise (Shreaking noise)

I took all the clothes out of it and they are in my bath tub now and I emptyed the water out by using a cup and filling a large bowl with the water and making several trips to the sink

Start out by setting the timer in the spin mode and pull out the timer button to see if the water is capable of draining out or not. If the washer will fill and drain but not agitate or spin the motor coupler may be broken.

Helps on accessing and checking the motor coupler....
Link one (http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html)
Link two (http://www.applianceaid.com/directdrivepowder.html)

let us know what you see/find :)

jeff.

mommy_to_6_girls
January 30th, 2005, 07:33 PM
Ok......
We filled the washer up some with water..........
Since I took the water out.........
Then we put it on Spin Mood and I pressed the little thing for it to think the lid was down and sure enough the water drains..........
I FILL LIKE A COMPLETE IDIOT SINCE I DRAINED THE WASHER WITH A CUP AND A GIANT BOWL AND MAKING SEVERAL TRIPS BACK AND FORTH TO THE SINK........... :eek:
Well it did not not agitate or spin........but it did drain the water thou :)
So does this mean my washer still have life to it
Thank You
Sandy

Roger
January 30th, 2005, 08:21 PM
Sandy you bet if it is just the coupler. If your hubby makes the repair then it is less than twenty dollars and some time. If you werent in California I'd come over and do it for a apple pie or maybe a cherry pie. I'm not real sure how much of motor you can see with the access panel off but pull it out from the wall empty of water, hoses disconnected, etc. but plugged in. Put it in spin and take a flashlight and have hubby see if the motor shaft is turning or motor is running, if so, then the coupler has failed and it isnt all that hard to replace, it just looks intimidating. You can order the part from Jeff here on the link below or locally through sears I suppose.
http://www.repairclinic.com/0081.asp?RccPartID=2855

jeff1
January 31st, 2005, 04:41 AM
So does this mean my washer still have life to it

Sandy you bet if it is just the coupler

I tend to agree!

You can order the part from Jeff here on the link below or locally through sears I suppose

Just wanted to clarify that RepairClinic isn't me ( I wish it was ;) )....I don't sell anything....but Appliance Repair Aid (http://www.applianceaid.com/) has partners that do sell things and I own Appliance Repair Aid.

The coupler is a bit cheaper from here (http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/cgi-bin/promote-detail.cgi?affiliate_id=AppAid&item=285753&brand=WPL).

jeff.

gabe
February 8th, 2005, 04:22 PM
Just Wanted To Know If Anyone In Here Knows What I Can Use To Fix A Lil Burn On My Oven The Door Looks A Bit Yellow Once I Cleaned It But I Wanted To Know If Anyone Knew Of Some Kind Of Chemical Or Special Paint That I Can Use To Cover It Up?

Unregistered
February 9th, 2005, 12:37 PM
Mine makes the same noise but re-distributing the weight of the clothes seems to fix it. I don't know if anything is broken -- I think it just can't handle heavy loads like it once might have been able to.

jeff1
February 9th, 2005, 08:18 PM
Just Wanted To Know If Anyone In Here Knows What I Can Use To Fix A Lil Burn On My Oven The Door Looks A Bit Yellow Once I Cleaned It But I Wanted To Know If Anyone Knew Of Some Kind Of Chemical Or Special Paint That I Can Use To Cover It Up?

Hi,

Most oven doors are not painted because it will discolour worse and faster than porcelains will.

Is the mark on the outside, inside, around the edge of the door?

What is the ranges make, model#, approx age, gas, electric?

LINK> Some model# helps (http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html)

jeff.

Unregistered
July 7th, 2005, 07:44 AM
Hello,
I moved into a house with a fairly aging, but nice!, Sears 110 washer. I replaced the hoses due to the connections being bad, and since then, I haven't been able to get cold water to fill up. I unscrewed the hose, and made sure it wasn't plugged, but when I reconnected, still ... no fill. The hot water works fine, as do all the cycles.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

-BG

Unregistered
July 7th, 2005, 09:33 AM
in full is:
110.82873120
Sears Kenmore Automatic Washer...
thanks again!
BG

jeff1
July 7th, 2005, 11:35 AM
Hi,

I replaced the hoses due to the connections being bad, and since then, I haven't been able to get cold water to fill up.

Coincidence it happened after the fill hose change?

If you are getting water through the fill hose to the fill valve entrance, leaves....
- bad fill valve ( common )
- clogged screen ( fairly common )
- broken/off wire ( not overly common )
- bad temp switch ( rare )

Hopefully the hose(s) are not being kinked when the washer is being pushed back into place!?

in full is:110.82873120

A Whirlpool built Kenmore, direct drive style.

http://www.applianceaid.com/generalwash.html#fill
Some not filling tips/helps.

http://www.repairclinic.com/dbimages/00000663/00200915.jpg
Washing machine water inlet valve kit - 110.82873120 (http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=153&N=868761)

jeff.

Unregistered
July 7th, 2005, 12:54 PM
Thank you! I am ordering the valve and the clamp (thankfully the owners left all the product info. right by the washer!) now. I'll try to get it on this weekend and hopefully I'll be able to wash in cold water soon! Thank you for the detailed help. Very much appreciated :)

-BG

jeff1
July 7th, 2005, 05:22 PM
Your welcome, if you get a chance let us know how the repair goes.

Some access helps....

http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html

jeff.

JimmyG
April 10th, 2007, 06:06 PM
Hey folks. I'm desparate. The Sears repair guy is two weeks out for an appointment and I hate Laundrymats.

My exact model is 110.92595210.

My kids were over last weekend and used my washer. After they left I put in a load and the darned thing is dead. It has an electronic display that just won't work now.

Is there a reset button? Any help would surely be appreciated!!

Thanks!
Jimmy in San Diego

jeff1
April 11th, 2007, 05:07 AM
Hi,

After they left I put in a load and the darned thing is dead. It has an electronic display that just won't work now

110.92595210

I am not familier at all with the electronic control...if totally dead ( no sounds, no lights, no nothing ) has the house fuse and outlet been checked? Maybe try a lamp or radio in the washes power outlet.
There is likely a tech sheet with test procedures inside the washing machine ( check the consol area ).

Is there a reset button?

Appliances don't have that.

Sorry can't help more,

jeff.

landscapedsgnr
February 13th, 2008, 09:37 PM
My Kenmore Washer is a Model #110.92597400. I think I broke the Agitating Cycle. I found some posts with similar questions but I'm not sure what the drive of mine is. I washed a rug that must have been too heavy and now the agitator is not working. It will up with water fine and drains fine and I can hear the motor running but no agitating is going on. Please let me know how I can fix this. I am a guy and have no worries about having to do some physical labor and dismantling and assembly to fix this. Thank you for your help!

David

jeff1
February 14th, 2008, 05:06 AM
Hi,

Model #110.92597400 but I'm not sure what the drive of mine is.

This is an Whirlpool built Kenmore, direct drive style.

I washed a rug that must have been too heavy and now the agitator is not working. It will up with water fine and drains fine and I can hear the motor running but no agitating is going on.

Does the washer spin?

Broken motor coupler, stripped agitator, broken tranny/gearbox would be prime suspects...
http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html
http://www.applianceaid.com/direct.html

jeff.

landscapedsgnr
February 14th, 2008, 07:47 AM
Jeff, Thanks for the reply and good sites for more information.

It does not spin either. Would you recommend getting the Service repair manual, or just trying to view the free diagrams on the web? Is this a pretty involved fix?

jeff1
February 14th, 2008, 09:33 AM
It does not spin either

Check motor coupler then for sure!
http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html

Would you recommend getting the Service repair manual, or just trying to view the free diagrams on the web?

For now, the web.

Is this a pretty involved fix?

if just the coupler, nope :)

jeff.

ChrisWiggles
March 17th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Hopefully this is an easy question.

I have a Kenmore model 110, specifically a 110.82270120

It's a simple top-loading washing machine.

It seems the dial/knob is not functioning properly anymore. The washing machine will frequently not spin during the wash cycle, and occassionally it will get stuck and fill/empty with water repeatedly. The lid switch functions fine, I can open the lid when it is spinning correctly and press the switch with my finger and it starts up and stops no problem.

This mainly occurred on the regular cotton/sturdy cycle unless I pulled out on the knob, so I have been using the Permanent Press cycle instead and it spins fine there, but still sometimes it gets stuck and doesn't fully start the rinse phase and keeps filling itself over and over and doesn't advance.

So anyway, now it's less and less usable, it seems to me it's the timer/switch mechanism? Sears.com parts looks like more than a hundred bucks for that part, which seems pretty overpriced to me. If it is that timer/switch, is it worth replacing or just getting a new washing machine? I can get BestBuy employee discount, so I could save some money that way, but I figured if it was a simple fix I might as well keep the machine.

Thoughts?

thanks!
-chris

jeff1
March 18th, 2008, 06:34 AM
Hi,

110.82270120

A Whirlpool built kenmore, belt drive style from the early 80's.

The washing machine will frequently not spin during the wash cycle

It shouldn't spin, should agitate.

and occassionally it will get stuck and fill/empty with water repeatedly.

Fills and emptys, fills and emptys is -normally- not a timer issue, other things are more common. If they prove to be ok, then the timer would be suspect.
Wig-wag solenoid, wig-wag solenoid pin, wig-wag solenoid broken wire, broken clip/valve in the drain pump, syphoning, etc.

How this washer works...
http://www.applianceaid.com/inglis_how_itworks.html
http://www.applianceaid.com/inglis-common.html

jeff.

ChrisWiggles
March 21st, 2008, 05:28 PM
Thanks so much jeff.

Sorry for the confusion, I did not mean that it didn't spin during the wash portion of the cycle, I meant during the entire cycle. It agitates just fine, and that works completely reliably.

However, when the timer knob advances to the rinse and spin cycle, at first it sometimes would not spin (about 50% of the time) and this has gotten worse. I found that when it was not spinning, I could pull out on the outer part of the knob (it has a two-part knob, you pull out and that starts the machine) and it would spin. It deteriorated until I had to hold onto the knob and tug on it all the time or it would stop spinning. It would still rinse with water and do everything else just fine, but it wouldn't spin. If I chose the Permanent Press cycle instead of the regular/Cotton/sturdy cycle and put the knob on the "spin only" portion of the cycle it would spin just fine, but now on that choice it gets stuck filling itself with water. It really does seem to be related to the timer knob not advancing and the knob itself being funky. Ideas?

jeff1
March 21st, 2008, 09:11 PM
when the timer knob advances to the rinse and spin cycle, at first it sometimes would not spin (about 50% of the time) and this has gotten worse. I found that when it was not spinning, I could pull out on the outer part of the knob (it has a two-part knob, you pull out and that starts the machine) and it would spin.

A copy:

Timer problems: Missing or skipping sections of the cycles is often a timer problem, timers also can "get stuck" or not "advance at all or you have to "jiggle" the timer knob to get the washer to work. Remove power and remove the metal or plastic cover on the timer. Check the timer (http://www.applianceaid.com/newpics/burnttimer2.JPG) contacts for any burnt or blackened contacts.....this is a very common problem with this style of washer. If the timer will not advance at all, look for the 2 small black wires that lead to the timer motor, check these for 120 volts with the washer running. 120 volts to the timer motor and the timer will not advance is a bad timer, you can have the old one rebuilt or simply buy a new timer.

Model# shows 2 timers, one suds and one non-suds:

http://www.repairclinic.com/dbImages/00000303/00092430.jpg
Washing machine timer, non-suds saver (http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=153&N=1131)

http://www.repairclinic.com/dbImages/00000073/00020577.jpg
Washer timer, with suds saver (http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=153&N=542728)

jeff.

JIM G
April 2nd, 2008, 10:18 AM
I am having the same problem as Chris Wiggles with my timer knob. I would like to take off the knob and put a spring behind it, to keep it out. How dose this knob come off? Thank You Jim G

jeff1
April 2nd, 2008, 11:25 AM
Hi,

kenmore washer 110

110. is the start of a full model#.

One of these may help...
http://www.applianceaid.com/washerknobs.html

jeff.

JIM G
April 2nd, 2008, 05:04 PM
Thanks Jeff1; that website was right on. It unsreewed counter clockwise and I put a week spring behind it. Now it works fine. I case someone else has the same problem, I used a spring from a broken yard sprinkler, if the spring exerts more than a couple of oz of pressure, it could start the machine inadvertantly. This washer is about ten years old, doing 2 loads per day, and I have fixed the motor coupling twice and agitator dogs once, its life may be over soon.

jeff1
April 2nd, 2008, 06:34 PM
Thankx for the update! :)

jeff.

Stuart B
May 21st, 2008, 07:47 PM
Hi Jeff1,

I am having similar problems to the others in this thread except I know that it isn't the knob. :-)

Kenmore washing machine
Model # 110.020622990

I am pretty certain the failure was caused by the agitator getting bound up by a bathroom rug that was being washed. The agitator doesn't work and the tub won't drain or spin. When the agitator is supposed to engage it sounds like the motor is spinning, but nothing happens, but the noise is pretty bad.

Thanks,
Stuart

jeff1
May 21st, 2008, 08:51 PM
Hi,

110.020622990

I got 110.20622990 to work for me.

I am pretty certain the failure was caused by the agitator getting bound up by a bathroom rug that was being washed

Definetly worth checking for a broken motor coupler...
http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html

The agitator doesn't work and the tub won't drain or spin. When the agitator is supposed to engage it sounds like the motor is spinning, but nothing happens, but the noise is pretty bad

-Normally- the draining out will still work with a broken motor coupler but the agitation and spin quit, but stranger things have happened. Maybe the rug came apart and if clogged a hose or the drain pump?

jeff.

Stuart B
May 22nd, 2008, 12:52 PM
Jeff,

Thanks so much for the quick reply. I will take a look at it tonight and let you know what I find.

Stuart

jeff1
May 22nd, 2008, 01:25 PM
I will take a look at it tonight and let you know what I find.

Great :)

jeff.

Stuart B
May 22nd, 2008, 05:31 PM
Jeff,

Sure enough, the motor coupler was broken. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction in diagnosing the problem!

:beer:
Cheers,
Stuart

jeff1
May 22nd, 2008, 09:28 PM
Thankx for the update :)

jeff.

cal
June 21st, 2008, 09:38 PM
Hi Jeff,

Your advice has helped quite a lot here. I too need your help.
My mom acquired this washer back in 1996. Back in November the washer would not spin. Motor just hummed. She was about to call a repair man that she called before ( I had no idea that there was trouble with the washer before). She indicated that she paid him $200.0 and all he did was to lay the washer on it's side and in less that a minute fixed it. By reviewing this forum, I showed her what he did for $200.00...replaced the starter capacitor ( a $20.00 item through Sears).

Well since I had the washer on it's side I discovered the problem this time...Motor Coupler (P/N 285753A $15.12 Sears), but the S/H was $17.97. But I needed it. Install fine and while I was there I noticed a slit in the drain hose, so I took a drive down to the Sears parts store and got the replacement part for $12.00 (Sears did not have the Motor Coupler locally, that's why I had to order it).

The washer worked great till now, June. The Timer will not advance, just like others here described. I the panel off and removed the Timer and inspected for "blacken areas". Sure enough there were some. I tried cleaning them up with a small piece of emery cloth. But I also noticed that on two or three of the contacts, the metal tabs were worn down. While I had the Timer off, I check the Motor by applying voltage, and noticed it spinning slowly. So I then reinstalled the Timer and still no advancement on the wash cycles. You could hear the Timer making the clicking sound and on ultra wash, it will just advance to rinse and empty the water. So at this point I figure the Timer is bad.

Check on few of the links posted here and noticed the Timer (P/N 3946475) selling for $98.00 shipped. Sears do not have it locally but wants $100.00 + S/H + tax to ship. I can't tell if the Timer comes with the motor if ordered. I figure that it would be costly to order this part from Sears that I might as well buy a new washer. But the reviews I'm reading indicates that since the new federal guidelines went into effect, washers manufactured after 2006 will not wash as well as those 5 or 10 years old.

Not sure if I should order the part or just pick up the Kenmore Elite Oasis Canyon Capacity for $1000.00. Which Consumers Report gives good reviews on. It's almost the price of those expensive front loaders. But doesn't use an agitator.

Do you think it's the Timer and is it worth ordering. Any recommendation on a online retailer. If it doesn't work can I return it, is probably what I'm thinking.

TIA

jeff1
June 22nd, 2008, 05:36 AM
G'day,

I can't tell if the Timer comes with the motor if ordered.

Timer motor comes with the timer.

http://www.repairclinic.com/dbImages/00000076/00021537.jpg
Washing machine timer - 110.92597400 (http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=153&N=546898)

Not sure if I should order the part or just pick up the Kenmore Elite Oasis Canyon Capacity for $1000.00.

JMO!
I'd fix the old one until something really major crapped out.

But the reviews I'm reading indicates that since the new federal guidelines went into effect, washers manufactured after 2006 will not wash as well as those 5 or 10 years old.

They wash fine, but certainly would last as long as the older built ones will, most today will go 5-8 years and not much more.

Any recommendation on a online retailer. If it doesn't work can I return it

Yup.
Shop With Confidence - Repair Clinic Return Policy (http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=153&P=200)

jeff.

cal
June 22nd, 2008, 01:29 PM
Thanks Jeff.
Really appreciate your help. I'll order the Timer at Repair Clinic Monday (tomorrow). My mom says the washer still washes great before the "Timer" issue popped up last week.
Much appreciated on your advice/recommendation. I'll post, once I receive and install the new timer.

Cal

jeff1
June 22nd, 2008, 08:57 PM
I'll post, once I receive and install the new timer

Great :)

jeff.

cal
June 24th, 2008, 09:43 AM
Jeff,

Ordered the Timer and Timer dial (the original has a piece broken off). The timer will be here Wednesday. The dial is back-ordered.
Two questions:
(1) I noticed the warranty for a kenmore replacement component is listed on RepairClinic as 90 days. When I was scoping out the web for the Timer, one site was selling it cheaper with a posted 1 year warranty. Probably that site wouldn't accept a return.
(2) The color of my washer is almond, when I placed the order for the dial I didn't notice that the color listed is white. When I went back to the sears parts site for the part # (almond) 3946478 it also indicated that " Dial and guard timer for almond model Discontinued ". When searched RepairClinic for this part number, their site also indicated the same. Can I assume that the only difference is the color and the color (blue as oppose to red) of the dial indicator? Will this fit my almond model. The posted photos on RepairClinic looks the same as the almond component?
BTW the white one is part # 3946477 and that is the one I have on order.
TIA

jeff1
June 24th, 2008, 11:40 AM
Most ( if not all ) have gone to a 90 part warranty. This started around september 06 - december 06. The manufactures use to give us one year, all have gone to a 90 day warranty on replacement parts.

Can I assume that the only difference is the color and the color (blue as oppose to red) of the dial indicator? Will this fit my almond model.

Yes and yes.
Almond was replaced by bisquit ( a ligher shade of almond ) and even that is now discontinued.

jeff.

cal
June 26th, 2008, 11:27 PM
Jeff,

The timer arrived late Wednesday. Installed it Thursday morning. The washer works great now. Just waiting for the dial which is back-ordered. Man, thanks a lot for the great advice and recommendation.

I had a back-up plan to get a new washer and probably a dryer for my Mom at sears, but now I'll just focus on the dryer. Looking at the Kenmore 68832 or Kenmore 68722.

Again, thanks for all your help. Great forum.

Cal

jeff1
June 27th, 2008, 05:15 AM
Thankx for the update :)

jeff.

justin1220
December 5th, 2008, 08:51 AM
I have a Kenmore 110.92577200 model washer. I have been having issues with the cycles not completing. It starts off in the beginning of the cycle and then stops half way through. I then have to re-engage in a new cycle for it to start working again. Even in the knew cycle it stops half way through. All cycles function but the do not complete. I assumed that it was the timing mechanism so I purchased a new one and it does the same thing. I'm kind of lost as what to look into next. Your help is greately appreciated.

Thanks,
Justin

jeff1
December 5th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Hi,

Kenmore 110.92577200 model washer

A Whirlpool built Kenmore, direct drive style.

I have been having issues with the cycles not completing. It starts off in the beginning of the cycle and then stops half way through.

Make sure the lid switch is working, make sure the cold 1/2 of the fill valve is working...these could prevent the cycle from completing. Motor overheating and shutting off on it's built in safey is possible, but -normally needs cooling down time before starting again. Burnt timer contacts is also possible.
Would have to be investigated.

jeff.