This Kenmore washer repair guide will show you how to replace the spin basket on top-load washers. The spin basket helps hold garments throughout the wash cycle. Replace the basket if it’s damaged where it joins the hub. This can cause an intense banging or scratching sound during the spin cycle. If your basket appears damaged or has spots of rust, it is possible to replace it. Rust can cause marks to your clothes. If the spin basket is damaged or rusted, replace it using a manufacturer-approved replacement part. Turn off electricity and water.
Unplug the power cord from wall outlet: Turn off water supply valves to the Kenmore washer. Wear gloves that protect your hands. Help someone to move the Kenmore washer from the wall.
Lift the top panel: Close the lid using tape to make sure it does not open, damaging the control console , or even hit your arms while working. The top screws holding the Kenmore washer’s two hinge brackets on the back must be removed. Remove the screw from the cover for the wire and pull it away from the Kenmore washer. Slide the top panel forward approximately half an inch, then lift the front panel by about a quarter of an inch. The panel should remain slightly raised and push it back about quarter inch before removing the brackets. The top panel is able to be lifted up and put against the wall behind a Kenmore washer.
Remove the tub ring: Take the bottom of the tub ring out to free it from the tabs for locking on the sides of the plastic washtub. Use the slot screwdriver, if needed. Remove the tub ring of the Kenmore washer. Take the impeller off: Insert a slot screwdriver into the notch located in the cap’s base. cap. Then, pry the cap off the impeller. Use a socket or wrench to remove the bolt that secures the impeller to the drive motor shaft. Make sure to grasp the impeller using your hands and then remove it from the Kenmore washer. Take the spin basket out of the tub for washing. The spanner wrench should be placed on top , so that the wrench teeth are touching the nut.
In order to unlock the spanner nuts use a hammer and strike the spanner wrench’s arm. Spin the spanner wrench until it’s completely free. Then remove it from the washer. Straighten the spin basket and remove it from the tub in the washer.
Install the new spin basket: Place the new spin basket on the top of the shaft in the bottom of the tub. then push the new spin basket to ensure it is completely seated on the shaft. Put the spanner nuts at the bottom of the new spin basket. The spanner nut should be tightened using a hand. After that, use the spanner wrench to tighten the spanner nuts. Utilizing a moderate force, hit the arm of the spanner wrench with a hammer to tighten the spanner nut.
Reinstall the impeller: Push the impeller down on top of the shaft for the drive motor until it’s fully secured. Attach the bolt to the impeller, and tighten it. The cap should be attached to the top of the impeller. Install the tub ring once more The tub rings should be placed over the top of the tub, then push it down. Press down on the sections above the tabs to lock them so that the tabs all snap into the locked position.
Install the top panel by setting it down: The panel should be pulled back by about a quarter inch to engage the brackets. The panel should be pulled back by about quarter of an inch until it locks flush to the frame. The washer lid must be taken off. Install the screws into the top of the hinges on the back of control console. Make sure the screws are tightened. Set the tabs on the left side of the wire cover in the slots.
Line up the holes on the left side: Place the mounting screw. Attach the wire cover by tightening the mounting screw. Restore the water and power by turning on the valves for water supply. Connect the washer to the electrical outlet. Replace the Kenmore washer to its original location. Check the calibration of the washer with the washer turned off, the basket empty (no water or clothes) and the lid closed go into the diagnostic mode. To do this, turn the control dial 1 full 360 degrees (360 degrees) counterclockwise. In a short time (within about six minutes) turn the control dial 3 clicks clockwise.
Then, one click counterclockwise then one more clockwise click. When you activate the diagnostic mode, all the green status lights will blink. If the status lights do not blink, rotate the dial of the control one full turn counter-clockwise, to reset the control. Then try another time, this time turning the dial faster. When in the Diagnostic mode, choose the Calibration Cycle by rotating the control dial 4 clicks clockwise. After the Rinse light has come on, press Start. The Calibration Cycle will run for around 2 to 3 minutes. The Calibration Cycle is complete and the washer will turn off.