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Post# 1033818   5/28/2019 at 16:30 (375 days old) by LawrenceMcLane (Texas)        

Hello Automaticwasher, I'm looking for parts I may need but I need to identify what sort of machine I'm looking at. All I know it's it's a Kenmore belt drive, tub spins during agitation, appears to work fine otherwise. Will provide images. Model number sticker is gone to high heaven unfortunately.

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Post# 1033819 , Reply# 1   5/28/2019 at 16:35 (375 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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model tag looks to be on the lower left front....unless its blank...

but wow, that is seriously BOL.....

Post# 1033823 , Reply# 2   5/28/2019 at 16:55 (375 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Belt-drive.  Problem may be a broken pin on the spin wigwag plunger, causing it to not shift out of spin.

Post# 1033825 , Reply# 3   5/28/2019 at 17:16 (375 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Definately bare bones! 

 Depending on which part you need, another BD washer may be the same.

Post# 1033826 , Reply# 4   5/28/2019 at 17:22 (375 days old) by Eronie (Flushing Michigan)        

Pin on wig wag easy fix.

Post# 1033833 , Reply# 5   5/28/2019 at 20:09 (375 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
in my younger years

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That machine would have been a FANTASTIC improvement over taking dirty laundry on the bus to the laundromat!

Post# 1033839 , Reply# 6   5/28/2019 at 21:23 (375 days old) by LawrenceMcLane (Texas)        

How easy is it to fix the wig wag?

Post# 1033846 , Reply# 7   5/28/2019 at 23:01 (375 days old) by Kenmoreguy64 (Charlotte, NC)        

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That is a 1980 model. If it is in its original configuration (meaning a rebuilder did not graft other parts on or use the control panel on another model), the machine should be a standard capacity model with a gold straight vane agitator.

The model number would be 110.82015100

This was the least expensive full size kenmore washer of the 1980 line. “One knob wonders” like these always fascinate me. There was a large capacity model with similar features and appearance, however it had a perm press cycle as well.

Believe it or not the washer pictured here is one of a few left on my wish list that I would like to find.


Post# 1033847 , Reply# 8   5/28/2019 at 23:27 (375 days old) by LawrenceMcLane (Texas)        

Gordon, you're actually spot on. I finally did see the model tag and rubbed it over with a magic marker and revealed the exact model number you listed. It's got the same agitator you described as well. This particular one has been sitting outside in the sun and rain and hail since 1997 when it was replaced with a Direct Drive Kenmore. I plan on retrobriting the plastic and fixing whatever mechanical issues it has. If you're ever in the Toyah, TX area, do drop in and I'd love to either trade it or sell it. Thanks for the info!


Post# 1033877 , Reply# 9   5/29/2019 at 15:21 (374 days old) by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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>> Problem may be a broken pin on the spin wigwag plunger

I'm willing to bet that 95% of the population would think you were just making up nonsense technical words to scam them, if you informed them that this was the problem with their machine.

"Oh yeah, the problem was a broken pin... on the spin... uh... the spin wigwag... plunger.
Yeah... that's going to cost you like 400 bucks to fix ma'am....
sorry for the bad news, I have a spare pin on the truck though."

Post# 1033947 , Reply# 10   5/30/2019 at 09:39 (373 days old) by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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>> Believe it or not the washer pictured here is one of a few left on my wish list that I would like to find.
>> Gordon

Is this one close enough?

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Post# 1033960 , Reply# 11   5/30/2019 at 11:41 (373 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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That one is DD, and a loooonnnggg way from Gordon.

Post# 1034025 , Reply# 12   5/31/2019 at 06:11 (372 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

At some point, if you were interested and this machine is in good shape under the lid, it would be easy to do parts transplants to make this a more fully featured machine.

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