Learn how your appliance is supposed to operate so you can determine if it is malfunctioning.
Whirlpool manufactures most Sears Kenmore top-load washers as well as their own Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Inglis brands. The main difference between those brands' products is the control console configuration, markings and styling. The underlying mechanics are pretty much identical.
How do you tell whether you have a belted or direct drive washer? The direct drive washer's cabinet is usually a couple of inches narrower (27 inches or less) as opposed to that of the belted washer design which is 29 inches wide. The back panel of the direct drive washer covers the entire back of the washer from top to bottom and has no access panels. The belt driven washer's back has a small access panel toward the bottom and the control console has its own separate back panel.
The last year that belted washers were manufactured was 1986. How do you tell how old a Sears washer is? Look at the model number, i.e., 110.8X2XXXXX. The first and third number is usually the year of manufacture. This machine was manufactured in 1982.
Motor Runs but Won't Spin
Fills too Slow
Fills but won't Agitate
Washes and Spins but Won't Drain
Skips Wash, Rinse or Spin
Water on the Floor
Tub Crashes around During Spin
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