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Replaced the clutch but still having a final spin cycle problem

Replaced the clutch but still having a final spin cycle problem

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    Question Replaced the clutch but still having a final spin cycle problem

    I have a Sears/Kenmore Series 90 Washer, model # 110.26902691.

    I was having a problem with the tub not getting up to speed on the spin cycle, so I replaced the clutch myself. Now the tub gets up to speed beautifully in SOME of the spin cycles, such as spinning and draining after the main wash cycle. But the rinse and final spin cycle seems to be acting strange.

    I am using the Ultra-Clean program. After the wash cycle, the tub spins and water drains perfectly. Then water comes in for the rinse cycle and the tub agitates. Again perfect. Then the tub spins and drains, again perfectly. The dial indicator is now between the Rinse and Spin markings.

    Here's where the strange thing happens. The tub starts to fill again, but only for a few seconds (maybe 10). Then a few seconds pass (maybe 20-30) and the tub starts to fill again for another 10 seconds or so. This is only enough to wet the clothes. It does not fill the tub. The dial indicator is still in the Rinse phase (about 3/4 through it). Then the tub just sits there all the way through to the end of the spin cycle. The motor is going but nothing is happening. However, if I push in the dial and pull it out again any time while the tub is not moving but the motor is going, then the tub immediately starts to spin.

    The same thing happens on the Permanent Press program.

    So it seems like the final spin cycle and only the final spin cycle is not engaging. Why would all the other spin cycles work (eg the one that drains the tub right after the main wash), but not the final spin cycle? Why the two short spurts of water in the rinse cycle?

    I'm mystified. Thanks for any help.
    Last edited by ironick; 09-05-2015 at 04:02 PM. Reason: typos

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    Hi,

    Here's where the strange thing happens. The tub starts to fill again, but only for a few seconds (maybe 10). Then a few seconds pass (maybe 20-30) and the tub starts to fill again for another 10 seconds or so. This is only enough to wet the clothes. It does not fill the tub.
    These would be the spray rinses...it is where the washer is spinning and water is sprayed in.

    Then the tub just sits there all the way through to the end of the spin cycle. The motor is going but nothing is happening. However, if I push in the dial and pull it out again any time while the tub is not moving but the motor is going, then the tub immediately starts to spin.
    Timer is suppose to have pauses so the motor can reverse and washer can spin....these pauses also allow the tranny/gearbox to set up for spin...you pushing the timer knob in is manually creating a pause.
    Either the tranny/gearbox is having trouble switching into spin or the timer is missing/skipping these pauses.
    I'd be trying the timer as the best next step.

    Replaced the clutch but still having a final spin cycle problem-timer-3951769-00632098-jpg LINK> Timer assembly

    jeff.
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    It looks like it fixed itself.

    When I tried it one more time, the washer started behaving differently. Now in the rinse cycle, after the water is drained away and the tub starts spinning, it never stops spinning. Though it does slow, as if it is changing from one spin sequence to another. The two spray rinses still happen, but the tub is now spinning when they happen. I don't know what caused it to start performing normally.

    I hope it stays fixed.

    Thanks for your feedback. It's good to know that the two shots of water during the spin cycle are normal.

    -- Nick

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    Hopefully it stays working a while!....but often problems that disappear on their own come back to haunt us

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