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    Default no spin kenmore direct drive

    Hub spins, but the shaft does not. Agitates fine.

    Transmission? Brake? Clutch?

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    Hub spins, but the shaft does not
    Tub nut spins? Tranny shaft just goes along for the ride during the spin.
    If yes, kinda sounds like a worn out drive block.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/direct-d...t-spinning.php

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    The hub I mention is the clutch hub.

    If I remember correctly, nothing inside the tub moves.

    I removed the motor and pump to use a coupler I have on a rod and inserted in a drill to see if I could get the tub to spin when running the drill ccw. Nothing.

    I have been searching on the net and I guess I will check the drive block.

    Btw, thanks for that link,
    Last edited by Boman; 08-13-2013 at 09:14 PM.

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    I looked this morning and the block and tabs still look good. The tabs look like they are still fitting in the gaps on the block.
    How do I determine whether the problem is the transmission (probably) or something else?

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    The hub I mention is the clutch hub.
    Watch for the clutch drum to turn ( brown section in picture A ). If it is turning but the inner wash tub is not, then more often than not you have a worn clutch lining or a weak spin spring, also the brake may have seized up. If the clutch drum is not turning and washer is not spinning, often the failure is in the transmission gear box.

    no spin kenmore direct drive-directclutch-jpg

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    Running your drill CCW is agitation direction, not spin.

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    It is the clutch hub/drum that is turning. Nothing inside the washer turns.

    I see the spin gear but not the spin spring.
    Can these transmission parts be bought individually?


    Running your drill CCW is agitation direction, not spin
    Oops! Not the first time I got something backwards. Hehehe!

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    If clutch hub is spinning, gearcase is ok. Clutch is probably slipping due to worn pads on the clutch band, weak spring on clutch band, broken brake cam driver, sticking brakes, clothing between tubs or bad drive block. Remove gearcase, grab brake cam driver and rotate CCW. Should release brakes and rotate basket. If it rotates fairly easily, check clutch pads. Check for oil leakage into clutch hub from gearcase.

    Eric

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    Yep, gravitating to the clutch area as I had originally hoped might be the problem.

    Thanks guys.
    Last edited by Boman; 08-15-2013 at 06:09 AM.

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    Keep us posted

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