In order to remove the agitator from a top-loading Kenmore washing machine, one must have the following tools: one flat-head screwdriver, one 8-to-10-inch socket extension, one socket wrench and one 1/2-inch or 7/16-inch socket. The first step is to unplug the washing machine.
Next, open the lid, and remove the fabric softener dispenser. Use the flat-head screwdriver to remove the cap of the agitator to expose the bolt. Some machines have a plastic dust cap that must be removed prior to reaching the bolt. Use the appropriate-sized socket to remove the bolt inside of the agitator. Once the bolt is removed, lift the agitator up, and take it out of the machine.Learn More
One of the most common reasons a Kenmore or any other brand washer won't spin is something preventing the lid interlock switch from activating, according to RepairClinic. The problem is sometimes as simple as the lid not closing completely. Other switch problems include lint jamming in the switch or a cracked switch. Sometimes opening and closing the lid or removing lint is all the machine requires to spin again.Full Answer >
Draining a Kenmore Calypso washer manually begins with unplugging the washer from the electrical outlet and emptying the washer. Insert one end of a shake siphon hose into a bucket and another end in the washer tube. Allow the water to flow through the hose and siphon it into the bucket. Pour the water out, and dry the interior of the washer using dry towels.Full Answer >
A washing machine failing to drain completely can be the result of several issues, including clogged hoses, blocked traps and pump failure. A tool box and a little bit of time is necessary to identify and solve the problem.Full Answer >
The timer on the Kenmore Series 80 washing machine has a unique problem in that it tends to pop out to the off position on its own. Before tearing into the machine, turn the dial a full rotation and push it back in to see if the machine starts to spin again. Also, take time to ensure the machine has power.Full Answer >