Does anyone know of a GOOD appliance repair forum? The appliance forum here seems mostly concerned with redecorating and renovation, which is OK, but not what I need.
My Kenmore washer (110.26852501) does not seem to spin all the time or maybe not all the time at full speed. I have to make some more observations, maybe. The clothes are too wet sometimes, but OK after re-spinning sometimes.
Last night I de-cloaked it and found a drop of oil under the gear case/transmission. I suspect it needs a new gear case. If not for the oil, I might suspect the lid switch. I checked that anyway and I can get alternately open and closed circuit at the harness connection point.
I am far from an expert on these things. A gearbox fail might be fatal, as they appear to cost nearly $200. Parts are available to rebuild the gear case, but I wonder if it is worth cracking the case and looking. It would be nice to know if there is a usual failure mode. . Dirty clothes are piling up.