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Kenmore Washer 70 Series, fills with water , sounds like it

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Kenmore Washer 70 Series, fills with water , sounds like it wants to turn but, won't. I've tried it in each cycle and nothing happens. What do you suggest?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Medic replied 7 years ago.
Hello after it fills do you hear a hum?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Yes, there is a defenite hum.,like the washer wants to begin the cycle but, it does not.
Expert:  Appliance Medic replied 7 years ago.
Great this means the transmission is bad or the motor is bad. You will need to take the cabinet off then remove the motor if it start the transmission is bad if it does not start the motor is bad.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
HOw does one remove the motor?
Expert:  Appliance Medic replied 7 years ago.
This link will help take the unit apart click here

There are two clips that hold the motor on once the cabinet is off you will see them.
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