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Kenmore front load washer does not change cycles/spin
« on: March 29, 2010, 11:51:06 AM »
My Kenmore Model 417.4414240 front load washer does not change cycles. >:( After reading many postings with similar problems I tested and determined that the timer needed to be replaced. I was wrong. Bought a new timer and have installed it but am having the same problem. ..also, If I manually change cycles the washer will not spin at all. Please help if I don't get this fixed soon I'm pretty sure my wife is going to leave me! :(

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Re: Kenmore front load washer does not change cycles/spin
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 01:24:45 PM »
Are you getting any error codes?
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Re: Kenmore front load washer does not change cycles/spin
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 02:38:30 PM »
No error codes that I'm aware of. But, I am not sure how to check for one. :(

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Re: Kenmore front load washer does not change cycles/spin
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 02:40:21 PM »
Is this a front loading laundry center?
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Re: Kenmore front load washer does not change cycles/spin
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010, 03:19:29 PM »
This is a front loading stackable washer.

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Re: Kenmore front load washer does not change cycles/spin
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 03:54:47 PM »
I do not know why I cannot make any model numbers work lately. Your product code is 417. That is a Frigidaire/Kelvinator type machine. To me that might be an affinity washer but I ain't got no way to confirm that. Take a look through this Affinity manual and see if it might be what you are looking for:

Affinity front load service manual
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Re: Kenmore front load washer does not change cycles/spin
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010, 03:58:09 PM »
I do not know why I cannot make any model numbers work lately.

A sears model number is three digits a dot and then eight more digits.
For example: 123.12345678

The model number given in this post is missing a digit.
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Re: Kenmore front load washer does not change cycles/spin
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2010, 04:03:06 PM »
oops!  :embarassed: ...there is a missing "0" at the end of the model number. model number is: 417.44142400

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Re: Kenmore front load washer does not change cycles/spin
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2010, 04:35:56 PM »
It might be the lid switch has corrosion in it. Enabling it to lock but not spin because the motor board ain't getting the signal. The timer thinks everything is cool but the motor board don't know. Does that make sense? Could be a bad door switch. But it could be the motor board is bad. Door switch is cheaper than timers or motor control boards. It might just be corossion on the connector you clean that up and she might run with no parts needed. I don't recommend wd40 as is in the pic. I got those photos off the internet.
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Re: Kenmore front load washer does not change cycles/spin
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2010, 05:09:10 PM »
do you have those images any bigger? I can't really make them out.

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Re: Kenmore front load washer does not change cycles/spin
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2010, 05:39:44 PM »
corroded switch

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