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110.23832100 Kenmore 80 hard start on spin cycle

mthrun

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Joined
Dec 29, 2019
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1
Location
il
Model Number
110.23832100
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
I've searched and am having a hard time finding this issue, the clutch and drive block were replaced under a year ago.
 

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Jake

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Try it on slow spin and see if it still clicks like that at the start of the tub spinning.

It could be the motor, motor switch, or capacitor.

Either the centrifugal mechanism in the motor is not working or the motor switch is bad. The start winding in the motor is only meant to have power applied for the 1-2 seconds it takes to start the motor and then it is switched out of circuit by the centrifugal mechanism activating the motor switch. If it doesn't disconnect the start winding, it will burn up the capacitor and can damage the winding. You can test the switch and see if it's bad.

If the washer works ok on slow speed, then the centrifugal mechanism in the motor is working. Unplug the washer, then Check continuity between the two outermost terminals of the switch. With the switch in place, it should read as a dead short. Pulling the switch away from the motor releases the switch lever arm and now the reading should be an open circuit.



Here's the motor switch for your model:
WP8529896 Motor Start Switch


Here's the motor for your model:
WP8529935 Motor-Drve


Here's the motor capacitor for your model:
WP8572720 Capacitor


Here's the video to test the capacitor:

Let us know what you find.

Jake
 
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