Thread Number: 72547  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
video of Kenmore belted washer off-balance buzzer tripping
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Post# 958518   9/21/2017 at 21:20 (368 days old) by tbolt25 (Kentucky)        

I've been meaning to ask this for a long time-but I just kept putting it off-I was wanting someone to post a video of their belt drive Kenmore washer from the late 1970's-early 1980's going off-balance, tripping the off-balance relay, and the buzzer sounding with the lid open-I haven't heard one in YEARS!

Post# 959137 , Reply# 1   9/25/2017 at 21:59 (364 days old) by seedub (South Texas Hill Country)        

There was a video of one of the wash-ins that has just such a scene. I've looked all over YouTube and this site, and have come up dry. It was recorded by jasonL, I believe.

Post# 959272 , Reply# 2   9/26/2017 at 13:20 (363 days old) by barcoboy (Canada)        

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I would like to see this as well. Never saw a Kenmore with an off balance buzzer. The first automatic my mom had was an early 70's Canadian Kenmore and it definitely didn't have an off balance switch/buzzer. I remember because I used to be scared to death as a kid of it going out of balance... I was afraid that the basket was going to come through the cabinet!

Post# 959273 , Reply# 3   9/26/2017 at 13:23 (363 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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The grandmother's 1970-ish Kenmore 70 had an OOB switch.

Post# 959275 , Reply# 4   9/26/2017 at 13:56 (363 days old) by barcoboy (Canada)        

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Maybe a difference between Canadian and USA built Kenmores?

Post# 959278 , Reply# 5   9/26/2017 at 14:12 (363 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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No experience with machines sold in Canada. But I have wondered if the buzzer wasn't saved for higher end machines, at least some model years. My mothers 1960s LK had a buzzer. But a late 1960s BOL KM I used didn't seem to have a buzzer.

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