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Is this a 2 speed Kenmore?
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Post# 922609   2/20/2017 at 14:14 (216 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

How do you tell if a Kenmore is single speed or two speed? It has a delicate cycle, but no "Two Speed" label.

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Post# 922619 , Reply# 1   2/20/2017 at 14:39 (216 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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A 70-series should be 2-speed. The parts list calls for a 2-speed replacement motor.


Post# 922624 , Reply# 2   2/20/2017 at 14:45 (216 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        
70 series = 2 speed

Got it and thanks :)

This would then count as a single speed, right?


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Post# 922669 , Reply# 3   2/20/2017 at 17:00 (216 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Yes.  Perhaps a Kenmore expert will chime in ... but I think a direct-drive 40/400 series and below would be 1-speed (with intermittent agitation for Delicate).  50/500 probably 1-speed depending on the feature set.  60/600 probably 2-speed depending on the feature set.  Sears tends to go wildcard with their offerings so always best to confirm the individual machine.


Post# 922702 , Reply# 4   2/20/2017 at 19:12 (215 days old) by Kenmoreguy64 (Charlotte, NC)        
Glenn is exactly correct

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With Kenmore you never know sometimes, but my hunch is this second pictured machine is a two speed because of the presence of both a Heavy Duty cycle and a Normal cycle. The HD would run at full speed in agitate and spin, whereas the Normal would agitate in low speed.

Gordon


Post# 922720 , Reply# 5   2/20/2017 at 20:34 (215 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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I think the second machine is likley a 1 speed machine, the dial has no delicate cycle on it, the normal cycle just has a shorter max wash time.

 

Sears and WP and YES Maytag played so many feature games it is hard to keep count.


Post# 922831 , Reply# 6   2/21/2017 at 09:52 (215 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

Thanks for all the input. They certainly knew how to play feature ball. Although the sales people always knew which ones were 2 speed and which ones were 1 speed. It seems customers made a lot of complaints regarding the 2 speeders.

Post# 922832 , Reply# 7   2/21/2017 at 09:53 (215 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        
Correction

* 1 speeders.


Post# 922960 , Reply# 8   2/21/2017 at 21:54 (214 days old) by Kenmoreguy64 (Charlotte, NC)        
Customer complaints on single speed machines

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I hadn't heard that there were customer complaints on the 1-speed models, but it makes sense.

I could do without a delicate speed on a belt-drive washer, but I used the slow speed wash feature on my DD more than I used the regular. Having fast agitation only would make me adjust my washing habits, as lower water levels seem more like putting clothes in a blender than a washer at times.

Gordon





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