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Offline Kenmore Tony

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Kenmore 70 series washer won't fill but does spin...Help
« on: June 28, 2015, 11:40:31 PM »
Hello everyone. I have a well used but loved Kenmore 70 series washer top loader that will not fill, but will spin? I have replaced water inlet valve and timer tonight. Still, does not fill. Will spin if I turn switch to spin. How I got here- first the coupler broke. Replaced that and put a load of clothes in started to fill and all seemed fine. Walked away. Came back a little later and clothes wet but not a lot of water in tub and would not run. Wife said she heard a small noise from the back of washer or from the outlet. Not sure. Pulled clothes, ran it on spin and was able to drain out water. Pulled off water pump thinking maybe a clog but it was fine. Bought new timer and water inlet valve. Got everything ready and again, no fill and will still spin. Any ideas? Tested capacitor with multimeter and it seems fine. Also tested door with meter open and closed and that read fine too. But I was ruling out lid switch since it will turn off and on when I lift it in spin cycle. Can I get a false reading on meter when reading of the capacitor? Would it even run at all if it was bad? The vinyl line on pressure switch appears fine. Any suggestions kind folks out there?
« Last Edit: June 28, 2015, 11:43:31 PM by Kenmore Tony »

Offline dab147315

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Re: Kenmore 70 series washer won't fill but does spin...Help
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 08:47:52 AM »
You left out the most important part,The  Model number? Also are you using those flood safe stainless fill hoses?
« Last Edit: June 29, 2015, 08:54:25 AM by dab147315 »

Offline Kenmore Tony

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Re: Kenmore 70 series washer won't fill but does spin...Help
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2015, 01:42:46 PM »
 :oops: Thank you for replying.
Model# is
Kenmore Top Load Washer # 110.20702990

Offline Kenmore Tony

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Re: Kenmore 70 series washer won't fill but does spin...Help
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 07:12:06 AM »
Also, not using flood safe hoses. Regular hoses.

Online fairbank56

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Re: Kenmore 70 series washer won't fill but does spin...Help
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2015, 08:39:19 AM »

  Check the water level pressure switch inside the control panel left side. With empty tub, you should have continuity between violet and pink wires. You can jump those two wires together and see if washer will now fill. Have you tried setting timer directly to rinse fill to see if it will work there? Cold water for rinse fill bypasses the temp switch so that would rule out temp switch as the problem.

Eric

Offline Kenmore Tony

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Re: Kenmore 70 series washer won't fill but does spin...Help
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2015, 01:57:05 PM »
Thank you. I will try that tonight. Fingers crossed

Offline Kenmore Tony

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Re: Kenmore 70 series washer won't fill but does spin...Help
« Reply #6 on: Today at 07:26:25 AM »
Thank you for your advice and suggestions. I changed the water pressure switch and it now is working fine. Between your suggestion and what I found on YouTube the switch was easy to test and change.

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