How do I get into the motor of my Kenmore 110 washing machine? It will not spin, or agitate. It drains well. The model is #32427830 and serial #cx223724.
By Doug458 from Trade, TN
Here is a site I found with some repair info that might be of help. Click on it (or cut and paste), then scroll down to "Common Failure & Repair Solutions". Then click on "won't spin".
PS: I did a google search for
sears washing machines + repair
Here's another that may be of more help. It's a different Kenmore model, but may give you an idea how to get inside:
You probably don't need to get into the motor. It is probably your agitater dawgs. These are little rubber comma shaped grippers that make the agitater move. They are located under the center cap on the middle cylinder piece that moves the clothes. They are rather small and have grooves on them that catch and turn. They may have worn grooves on them. They only cost about $15 at an appliance parts store, and come in a pack of the total amount of them you need. I can't remember exactly how many of them there are, seems like it's about 6 or 8. There is a screw that you have to take out to get to the section of the cylinder they are in, and we had to use a long screwdriver to get it out.
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If you have an older washing machine that stops spinning, the problem may be a cracked motor coupling. The replacement part runs about $15.00, but you can easily spend $150.00 having a repairman come out and fix it, so this one is definitely worth doing on your own.
Depending on your washing machine model, the control panel could be attached several ways. On my machine I had to remove the end caps.
Use a screw driver to pop the metal holding clip on each side of the washer.
Remove first the bottom clip and then the top to release the pump. Be sure to support the pump with your other hand while you do this.
Disconnect the electrical cable (depressing the tab to release it).
Your motor coupling is made up of 3 parts and attaches the back of the motor. All of the pieces may have detached with the motor, as pictured below.
By Stephanie from Hillsboro, OR