Post by mightyspuds on Mar 5, 2011 11:35:43 GMT -8
Ordered my washer machine part for 23 dollars on ebay Saturday night,arrived yesterday,banged machine together in about 45 minutes and runs like a charm.Im going to buy another model 110 at thrift,strip it for parts right there and throw remains in metal pile. I LOVE THAT MACHINE,if you have a tool box you can fix it and all parts are online for desktop ordering.Gotta LOVE IT!
The drive went out on my washer yesterday-same as Spuds', perhaps a year or two newer. After looking it over and checking a few things I decided to pirate what I could and give the remains to a kid who scraps locally. I have an old belt drive Maytag that is ten times the machine this Kenmore ever thought of being. I thought I was doing a good thing when I bought the kenmore. So much for thinking. Glad I hung onto the old Maytag. Spuds, you ever need parts for that one of yours, let me know.
Post by mightyspuds on Nov 22, 2011 8:57:29 GMT -8
If it isnt able to agitate or spin its a little plastic gear on the clutch,not the whole transmission.Yours has a belt? Thats different than mine,you have the other style of the 2 main toploaders made as far as I know?
Yup,love that old Kenmore of mine,its actually a Maytag(edit-its a whirlpool).The direct drive one is just a super machine IMO
No, the Kenmore is direct drive. The Maytag is belt drive. I went to the local "go to" guy for fanbelts and bought a new belt for a dollar. The Maytag is humming along as I write this. Glad you have had good luck with your Kenmore-mine has been problematic since I purchased it. And I am NOT an animal about using a washing machine. This one must have been made on a Friday right at quitting time.
Post by mightyspuds on Nov 22, 2011 15:23:39 GMT -8
Pretty sure Kenmore is a maytag too,yup,you must have got a lemon.(Edit,its a Whirlpool,my bad!)
Awesome how these old washers keep on ticking,couldnt sell me a new one,I will buy a used old one if the time comes from thrift store from somebody who had to have the latest/greatest,or cleaned out Grannies old house.
Also,did you know on the old Whirlpool toploaders the difference between the cheapies and expensive is just the control panel up top? And to upgrade you just take off a couple screws,panel pulls up and you unhook a wire connection,plug in the new one and re-seat with the 2 screws and now you have a billion cycles and water combo's?
Or if timer fails just buy a junker and replace the panel as a unit.
Post by mightyspuds on Nov 23, 2011 8:32:13 GMT -8
Mines about a 2000.
Was reading at an appliance repair website that a new machine has a 5 to 8 year lifespan,and his advice to people is get your old one fixed,dont buy a new.He says a 350 dollar or so spent to have a repairman put in a new motor that retails for 180 bucks is still a better bargain than a new machine.
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."