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Thread: Series 70 Kenmore washer won't spin, only makes a low buzzing sound

  1. #1
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    Sep 2011
    Pgh, PA

    Default Series 70 Kenmore washer won't spin, only makes a low buzzing sound

    Model Number: Series 79
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: More than 10 years

    I have a sears kenmore series 70 washer, today we found water at the bottom of the washer with the clothes, when we tried to spin it out it makes a low buzzing sound but does not spin. If I keep clicking the dial it does eventually spin out, but it makes a loud clanging sound. Could this be the clutch not kicking in?

    Thanks for any advice.

    Last edited by obxpelican; September 20th, 2011 at 06:53 PM.

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    Aug 2004
    McMullen Valley, Arizona


    No, if you found water at the bottom of the tub with the clothes, then it sounds more like your water pump may have a foreign object in it, thus the noise and incomplete drain.

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