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Help needed w/ DD Kenmore
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Post# 49422   11/18/2004 at 06:55 (7,126 days old) by Maytagluver ()        

Hey Guys;
I recently had a DD Kenmore 80 series given to me.
The problem w/ this machine is, when it stops spinning, I mean it STOPS. This to the point of banging the tub into the cabinet.

I have never done anything w/ this type machine, is there some adjustment that is needed?

Any assistance/suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks ! !
Al :>

Post# 49430 , Reply# 1   11/18/2004 at 10:06 (7,126 days old) by CleanteamofNY ((Monroe, New York)        

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It could be one of two problems with these machines;

1. Could be broken or worn suspension springs.

2. Suspension plate pads needs to be replaced.

You'll need to get a manual to help make this kind of repair.
"Do it yourself repair manual for Kenmore Automatic washers" {Direct Drive}

It can be found on ebay from time to time or from your Sears repair/parts centers....

Good luck!

Post# 49496 , Reply# 2   11/19/2004 at 09:00 (7,125 days old) by HQOTS ()        

The brake shoes are too tight. You can either change the spring in the brake assy or squirt some oil up there.

Post# 50127 , Reply# 3   11/29/2004 at 17:55 (7,114 days old) by maytagluver ()        
Thanks for the tip

I gave it a shot of WD-45, lo & behold, works like a champ!!!!
Thanks for the info



Post# 51912 , Reply# 4   12/28/2004 at 06:21 (7,086 days old) by kenmore1978 ()        
abrupt braking

Those of us with older Norge or Wards Signature washers are used to ABRUPT (and LOUD) braking of the tub :-)

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