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Thread: [FIXED] Kenmore series 90 model 110.28912791 won't agitate

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    Smile [FIXED] Kenmore series 90 model 110.28912791 won't agitate

    Model Number: 110.28912791
    Brand: Sears Kenmore

    I have a Kenmore washer series 90 model 110.28912791 that will fill to the selected level, water will cut off, but will not agitate. Motor does not start, but timer continues. Washer just sits through the length of the wash cycle, and then spins and drains properly. then it refills for the rinse cycle, water stops, and again will not agitate. I have checked the lid switch, pulled the motor and ohmed all motor contacts and all are acceptable. I have checked for obstructions in pump and pulled agitator out to check for obstructions, etc. there. I have checked water level switch and ohmed it, and it seems to be fine. I have also pulled and checked timer contacts inside and all seems fine there. Are there any more switches or relays that would prevent the motor from getting info/current from the timer?
    Thanks for any help!

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    Did you check your motor capacitor?

    Jeff explains here about motor and motor capacitor testing here:
    Direct drive washer motor repair information, how to test a direct drive motor with a meter Kenmore, Whirlpool, Inglis

    If the motor and motor capacitor check good, I'd check the voltage at the motor connector for 120 volts when its in the wash cycle, your wiring diagram will show you which terminals should have 120 volts.

    Does your model have a speed selector switch on the console? If so check that as well.

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    Jake,
    Thanks for your quick response to my question yesterday. I hopefully have found the problem to be that although the capacitor checked good, the slide-on connectors were not making sufficient contact needed to send the needed voltage on to the motor. I re-crimped the connectors and it washes better than ever. Thanks for steering me back through the capacitor. I'm sure I will be back on future problems with our 11 year old Kenmore. Local repairman would have probably replaced the motor, capacitor, etc.
    You're the best! Thanks again!
    M. Bass

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    Good job M. Bass finding the slide-on connectors were the problem.

    Jake
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