The washer would turn 45° by finish spin

ApplianceKenmore Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Fred From Hico, TX

Sep 19, 2013

With no broke springs I thought that they might be weak so I ordered them but didn't install them as I found that the basket had a drag at one point of turning it, so I took it down to the clutch and found the nylon arm that released the brake had the small pins broken off. This would cause the brake to not release full enough that the eccentricity in it had a drag spot during the spin causing tremendous vibration. To disassemble I took the transmission off and the basket off and install new clutch assembly with the basket laying horizontal on a table. I did notice that the new clutch only had three pads on the band and the old one had six. I called you back with no satisfaction, but was given the phone # of the manufacturer and they confirmed that theirs had six pads but the part # checked out so I installed it. It now sits basically still during a cycle. I made and supervised the making of parts in a machine shop all my working carrier and I don't understand the weak link of the nylon pins milled / molded on a part that takes a lick from the actuator every cycle. It appears to me it was made to break, but it is about 20 years old. Thanks for your video help on the tube. Fred

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Clutch Assembly

Part Number: PS334641

In Stock

Single Motor Grommet

Part Number: PS380639

In Stock