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Thread: 796.40272900 Kenmore Front Load Washer Only Spins at High Speed

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    Default 796.40272900 Kenmore Front Load Washer Only Spins at High Speed

    Model Number: 796.40272900
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 6-10 years

    The washer recently stopped powering on and during inspection I found a bad noise filter. A fuse in the filter melted. I replaced the noise filter and the washer turns right on again. However, since changing this part, the washer is now stuck on 'Extra High' spin speed. I can select 'No Spin' and that works, but anytime I select Low, Medium or High, it only runs on Extra High speed. It is horribly loud on this speed and feels like the washer is going to lift off the ground. Its working but I'm afraid if I allow it to use Extra High it will fry the motor or bearings soon. Can the noise filter replacement really have that much affect on the sin speed? I've unplugged and re-seated all the connections but nothing is helping. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
    Last edited by rickgburton; Yesterday at 12:09 AM. Reason: corrected model number

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    Need the rest of the model number
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    Sorry. 796.40272900

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    Measure the resistance of the motor stator windings. You should have between 5Ω and 15Ω across pins 1-2 and 2-3 and 1-3.

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