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Offline mehilburn

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Kenmore Washer will not drain
« on: April 27, 2011, 08:16:31 PM »
Just replaced the transmission assembly in my stacked washer/dryer unit. I never want to do that again. When I started it up it filled up and ran great but the washer did not drain and move on to the rinse or spin cycle. Any ideas?

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Re: Kenmore Washer will not drain
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 08:46:50 PM »
Looked in the drain pump for objects lately? Pump plugged in with power?
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Re: Kenmore Washer will not drain
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 09:05:54 PM »
I have checked the power supply and it is connected. I had the hoses off of the pump during the repair and did not notice anything abnormal, but this was the first time I have dug that deep into a washer. I can double check them. I do hear the timer clicking over to what should be the beginning of a drain and rinse but it just never happens. The timer also stops running at that point.

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Re: Kenmore Washer will not drain
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2011, 09:47:46 PM »
  Have you checked the lid lock/switch?

Offline mehilburn

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Re: Kenmore Washer will not drain
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011, 04:38:15 AM »
Yes. The lid lock switch seems to be working. The agitator stops when I open the lid.

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Re: Kenmore Washer will not drain
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2011, 10:07:42 PM »
  The lid lock switch works 2 ways. It stops the motor in agitation when the lid is lifted. It locks the lid while entering the spin cycle.

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Re: Kenmore Washer will not drain
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2011, 12:40:23 AM »
Since you just repaired it, check for any loose or disconnected wires to the pump or lid switch.

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Re: Kenmore Washer will not drain
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2011, 05:24:12 AM »
I went back and checked the plug that goes to the lid lock switch. I had put it back on incorrectly and it was only connected on one prong. Put it back on correctly and now I have a washer that is draining. Thanks a million for the help. :)

 

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