Washer doesn't spin out all the water in the clothes

by Denise
(Knoxville, TN)

Hi Shawn!

This is your fellow SBIer, Denise.

I hope you can help me with this problem.

I have a washing machine - Sears Kenmore Elite, model 110-24042301. The problem is that the washer doesn't spin all of the water out of the clothes. When I take the clothes out they are still dripping. It DOES spin but maybe not fast enough. I've even put the spin cycle thru twice and the clothes are still wet after.


The washer has a new timer and motor (plus I have 2 new motors that the repairman left here).

Could it be the transmission? I would appreciate it if you could help.

The machine is about 5 years old. I'd really like to fix this machine myself.

Thanks, Shawn





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Hi Denise,


Typically this will be the clutch. Often if the clutch is bad the washer will spin slowly. There are other things that can cause this but I have found that the clutch is most common. However there is no great way to confirm this other than just replacing the clutch.

Try this before replacing the clutch; reach into the washer an try to turn the spin basket by hand. It should be hard to turn and if not you may have a broken drive block. I don’t see drive blocks broken very often but post back if it seems this may be your problem.

There is a video on this page that shows how to access and remove the clutch. Whirlpool Washer Not Spinning

Yes, it can be the transmission but this is rare lets look at other things first.

I hope this helps my fellow SBIer!

Thank you,
Shawn/administrator

Oh and I removed your e-mail just so it will not be publicly displayed.

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