Author Topic: Kenmore Washer 400 series MDL: 28432700 Fills with water then nothing  (Read 1135 times)

Offline abranch

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I'm having an issue with my Kenmore washer Series 400 MDL : 28432700. It fills with water then does nothing. I've replaced the lid switch so that wasn't the problem. After it fills with water though, there's a slight humming noise. Any suggestions?

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Re: Kenmore Washer 400 series MDL: 28432700 Fills with water then nothing
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 10:06:52 AM »
  Where is the humming noise coming from? Control panel area or down below where drive motor is? Will the washer drain and/or spin? What is the model number prefix? (first 3 numbers)

Eric
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Re: Kenmore Washer 400 series MDL: 28432700 Fills with water then nothing
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 10:18:49 AM »
Sorry, Kenmore MDL: 110.28432700. The humming seems to be coming from where the motor is.

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Re: Kenmore Washer 400 series MDL: 28432700 Fills with water then nothing
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 10:21:05 AM »

  Will it drain and/or spin???

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Re: Kenmore Washer 400 series MDL: 28432700 Fills with water then nothing
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2013, 10:48:56 AM »
It won't wash, spin, or drain.

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Re: Kenmore Washer 400 series MDL: 28432700 Fills with water then nothing
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2013, 10:59:43 AM »

  Either tilt the machine back or remove cabinet-jump out lid switch. Unclip drain pump from motor and pull away from motor (leave hoses connected). If motor still just hums, remove motor and set on floor still connected. If motor still won't run, try spinning shaft by hand while it's humming to see if it will start. Don't leave motor humming except for brief testing. Very bad for capacitor and motor windings.

  I have to leave for a while, will check back in later.

Eric

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Re: Kenmore Washer 400 series MDL: 28432700 Fills with water then nothing
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 11:18:15 AM »
Ok, thanks. I'll give it a shot.

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Re: Kenmore Washer 400 series MDL: 28432700 Fills with water then nothing
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 02:52:07 PM »
Hi. Just an update. I removed the drain pump from the motor. Turned machine on and it began to spin. Now don't know what I should do next. Do I replace drain pump or replace motor???

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Re: Kenmore Washer 400 series MDL: 28432700 Fills with water then nothing
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2013, 03:32:27 PM »
See if you can turn pump were motor shaft went.It should turn easy.Tight pump or binding pump.Pump is bad.Sometimes sock or something can get into pump.if the pump is bad the video will help you.http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-whirlpool-direct-drive-3363394-ap2907492.html
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