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Sears Kenmore 417.93702201 Washer Belt Moves During Agitation, Not During Spin

Ty1

Premium Member
Joined
May 7, 2021
Messages
7
Location
Boston
Model Number
417.93702201
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
The washer belt on my Sears Kenmore 417.93702201 moves during agitation, but not the during the fast spin when the washer drains the water from the tub. The water drains, but the tub does not spin. During one wash a lot of smoke came out of the machine. There are some random noises too.

I *think* this means that I should replace the washer drive belt (Part no. 134161100) that connects the drive motor to the drive system.

Does that sound right? Or do I need to look at anything else. Attached is a video showing the motor spinning and drive belt staying still.

Thanks,

Tyrone
 

jeff1

Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 10, 2004
Messages
26,059
Location
Ontario, Canada
Hi,

Slip the belt off. The large pulley in the middle turns in one direction for agitation and in the other or opposite direction for spin. If this pulley is locking up the tranny/gearbox is suspect.

If needed:

Drive belt.
Tranny/gearbox.

jeff sr.
 
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