By Crystal from IN
Our washer is doing the same thing, and it's about the same age as yours. I have a friend who also has a similar washer--he and I have had problems with our washing machines for years. I think Kenmore just built a whole line of clunkers.
Adding insult to injury, even though the washing machine doesn't get the water out of the clothes, it damages the clothes like crazy. :(
My washer is not spinning the clothes all the way dry. It is a Kenmore, model#21302010, type 588. It senses the load, locks the lid, and then spins for 4-7 seconds and stops.
I dont know if this will help but I occasionally have that problem with my washer. Turns out that if it isnt completley level, it "senses" the slight tilt and will stop. Sometimes the vibration of the spin cycle will move the machine a tad. I live in a very old cottage and none of my floors are level. You should have some sort of lever or knob under the machine to level it off.
Also if the laundry is all bunched up on one side the machine isn't balanced and that will stop it from working too. Just open it up and redistribute the laundry evenly if you can. Wet clothes are heavy, I know and it isn't always possible but worth trying before you call in a tech.
I have about a 12 year old Kenmore Elite (Whirlpool made) washer that doesn't spin fast enough when it has a heavy load in it to spin out all the water from the clothes or even fast enough to discharge the fabric softener. If it's a small load it seems to work fine. It typically happens when there are a couple of pairs of jeans in the load or similar items that hold a lot of water.
Mine did that, and finally it simply quit spinning. I had two different repairmen give me two different opinions as the cause.
One said it was the transmission, and the other said it was a special gear for making the machine cycle into spin mode. Both wanted over $100 for parts and labour. I thought about it, and ended up buying a new Roper to replace the (ROFLOL) 25+ year old washer I'd bought five years earlier second-hand.
I think I would have had it repaired but the two different opinions made it seem a money-pit, so I just replaced the washer.
Good luck with yours, 12 seems a bit too retire a high end machine like yours!
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