Kenmore Washer's Spin Cycle Not Getting Water Out

I have a Kenmore, model 10502 990 top loader, type 110. The year it was installed was 2001. It works well, but the washer's spin cycle does not get out sufficient water from the clothing. What is your best guess with what is wrong and should I just call repair rather than try to fix it on my own?


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March 29, 20161 found this helpful
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The average working life for a top loading washer is about 14 years so your washer is well beyond the average. The possibility of fixing the washer yourself versus a repair service may be moot at this point. We had a similar aged washer needing repairs recently so called in a service; the repair tech said it would cost more to fix than to buy a new machine. So we bought a new machine that performs well and the new machine's technical advantages are a "new world" after our old and basic 15 year old model!

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March 29, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you for your reply. I still would like to know or have someone guess at what may need to be fixed...

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February 6, 20170 found this helpful

What is that little plug under the lid of the washer? It has come loose, could that have something to do with the clothes not spinning out

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March 29, 20162 found this helpful
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I think it depends on the cost of repair services in your community. I have a similarly aged machine, and a few years ago the spin cycle quit working. At that time, our local repair person popped over, fixed the machine in less than 30 minutes, as it is a very common problem, and I have been washing merrily ever since. The bill was less than $100, including the new part. As well, a few weeks later, it happened again, and the fellow repaired it again, free of charge, as he said it should have lasted longer! If you have such a repair person, call them in.


My fellow was able to diagnose the problem over the phone. I always think it is a good idea to call in someone who knows what they are doing rather than fool around for hours and days trying to do such repairs by oneself. Be sure that the advice you get from a repair person is valid. I've had advice from a car dealership regarding the price to repair my car vs. the cost of a newer model. The dealership was really interested in selling me the newer car. A repair shop that only did repairs fixed my car, with quite major repairs, but much less than the cost of another one. And the car ran for several more years.

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August 2, 20160 found this helpful

What would make a was being machine stop working on the spin cycle it will spin if you do it manually

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