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Open up the washer, grab the metal basket and lift it up and down. If there is any play in it then buy a new washer. Replacing that spindle and bearing is not cheap. Spindle can only be purchased by also buying a new basket and that can cost $500.00 or more just in parts.
If this is what the inside drum does at all, then it is toast. Washer Spin Basket Part Number 131618500 Sears PartsDirect
This is the basket for your washer and it is $314
And if you decide to go that route then you will need the outer rear tub because the bearing is part of that tub and it is $246 Washer Outer Rear Tub Part Number 131462800 Sears PartsDirect You also have to ask yourself that since it is 9 years old, If I replace the tub and drum what else will go out? The motor? It's $120. What about the drain and re circulation pumps? Well it's $82. It will be cheaper on you to bite the bullet and purchase a new unit.

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Sounds like grease or oil from transmission may be leaking and finding its way into tub.

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It could need a new belt. If there is damage on the belt it may also be dirty or stretched and thereby slipping and not giving you it's best performance.

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obviously the timers contacts are bad so replace the timer.

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the water pump going out

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Possible causes:
  • Water too cold or hot water is turned off
  • Temperature sensor failure or loose connection

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Hello;As far as your machine shutting off it may need to be re leveled.Some Model,s have A cut off switch built in so when agaitator is spinning it will shut down so there is no more shaking that may break other part,s that are not in line/such as barrings/ seals Etc.Try to level your washer by adjusting the legs in each corner or maybe they could be not adjustable,in this case place A level from corner to corner on the top and have someone slide A piece of shingle under the corner that needs to be brought up so the bubble on your level is in the middle.This is A 2 Person job,if you still have the same issue you may have already broke the seal around the shaft and will need A repair person lets hope not.As far as the leak that may also be caused by it not being level and the door is not making A good seal.Also the seal around the door on A front loading Machine does wear out anyway so you may need to order on in.Be very careful with that leak because it could run back into the electrical components and hurt you very bad or burn out your Machine it is nothing to fool with on A front loading unit.But try to get it level first before you start spending money you may not have to spend.All the best and good luck.

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What is the complete model number of your unit?

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What is the model number of your unit?

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Either one of your water valves isn't working properly, or the lines have sediment restricting the volume of water . What I would do is turn the water to the machine off and remove the water lines and make sure they aren't filled will calcium, etc. and look in the water valves where the hoses connect because that are, which has a screen, may be full of nastiness. If both those are good then the water valve solenoid(s) are stuck and won't open. The humming sound you hear lets you know the rest of the machine is working because the sound is generated by power being applied to the valve by the control.

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Since the door lock/switch assembly has been replaced yet the problem persists, the problem, therefore, is either with the wire harness connecting the assembly to the central control unit (CCU) or the CCU itself. Check and make sure the door strike, the one that activates the door switch, in intact and tightly installed.

Check the wire harness connection between the door lock/switch assembly and the CCU. Make sure the connectors are clean and snugly fitted both on the door lock/switch assembly side and the CCU side and that the wires are intact. Replace the wire harness if anything unusual for a good connector is found such as spark marks or corrosion. This is the simplest and best way to verify the condition of the CCU. If both the door lock/switch assembly and the wire harness are replaced but the problem persists, consider a faulty CCU that needs replacing.




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Probably only needs a pump filter cleaning

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Hello & Welcome to FixYa

This is a drain error in your Kenmore washer, if the unit is unable to drain it behaves like this. The first thing that should be done is cleaning the drain hose and the drain pump filter, you can take out three torx screws from the bottom front panel and then clean the area completely, lift up the cap to clean the filter. If the problem returns then check the drain pump if it is not working then replacing the pump is recommended repair, if the smell remains then you are correct the problem can be with the belt that needs replacement. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

That sort of information should be found in the manual and/or on the manufacturer's plate probably on the back. You could also try the manufacturer's/ Vendor's web sites ;-0)

If you need a manual you will need to type into your search engine/web browser '(make model number) washer manual' and you should be presented with a number of sources from which you can either download for free or have to pay a nominal amount.
You could also try the manufacturer's web site direct for that as well ;-0)

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Usually, this problem is due to a clog in front of the drain pump not allowing water to drain properly.
Remove the front lower panel by removing the 3 screws along the bottom (front).
The large plastic (3") cover of the "coin-catcher" in front of the pump then needs to be removed. It is easily seen facing you when you remove the front lower panel. **WARNING** All the water from the tub will come flooding out. I like to use a shop-vac with the nozzel placed at the bottom of the cap as I unscrew it SLOWLY!!!
The coin-cathcher (lint filter) is part of the cover and you will find it loaded with years of ****.


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Manually Unlocking the Door Lock System 1. Unplug washer or disconnect power. 2. Remove the lower kick panel. 3. Reach up along the inside of the front and locate the bottom of the door switch/lock unit. 4. Located on the bottom of the door switch/lock unit is a tear-drop shaped tab. 5. Gently pull the tab down about a ¼" or until a click is heard. 6. The door may be opened.
Here is the service manual for that machine.

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