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Offline fazil

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Kenmore - washer does not spin
« on: March 24, 2008, 09:16:33 PM »

Hi All,

My Kenmore washer spins intermittently. Most of the time it just does not spin. On the spin cycle, I hear a humming, but the clothes are still wet. I usually have to give it a push and it would go. For this I would stick a pen in the switch - if I close the lid the spin stops again.

Over the week-end even the work-around did not work - it just stopped working. I tried it again today and it worked - with the manual push start.

Can I fix this, or do I need to call sears?

Model 110.24662300

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Re: Kenmore - washer does not spin
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 10:13:16 PM »
More than likely a bad lid switch I would say.
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Re: Kenmore - washer does not spin
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2008, 06:23:45 AM »
Thanks. How do I go about fixing this - is there another thread dealing with this?


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Re: Kenmore - washer does not spin
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2008, 07:25:52 AM »
The lid switch is just inside the cabinet on the right side. There are lots of references on this forum as to how to get the cabinet off. From there, replacing the lid switch is a 5 minute job.  See the following page for the video:
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