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Maybe try smaller loads. Could be the motor control board has failed.

Kenmore Front... | Answered on Nov 15, 2017


no on class action because most of the time its human error that causes the breakage --unit is not level over loading uneven load etc

Kenmore Front... | Answered on Aug 26, 2017


The bearing may be shot. A common problem with front loaders. At 10 years of age, the machine has replacement in its future.

Kenmore Front... | Answered on Apr 27, 2017


No wash agitation or spin? try these:

WATER PRESSURE SWITCH: This switch keeps your washer from overflowing. It is responsible for shutting off the power to the fill valve and redirects the power to the timer to start the washing machine running once the correct water level has been reached. Meter check ur water pressure switch?
You can test it with a meter and with a manual test? ( first locate it in the panel, it has a plastic clear tube hose going into it, remove that tube from its connection, now put another small tube or hose into the slot where it was and have the machine set to wash cycle with water in it. Blow into the other end of the tube.
If the machine starts to wash. the pressure switch is more than likely good
( No wash starts - then THE DIAPHRAGM IS BAD AND SWITCH HAS TO BE REPLACED) another test u can do is Remove the hose and submerge in water. Seal one end and blow air into the other end and look for bubbles. Check for an obstruction in the hose as well.
Or take the original hose tube and plug one end and blow into it AT the other end, it should be hard and have pressure, if it is easy to blow and u dont feel any pressure and it feels like the air is going out ?
Sometimes they get busted open or a pin hole and release air causing the water switch diaphragm to not open.

Another test u can make with a multi meter is by testing the prongs individually.
# 15,16,17 (don't worry to much bout the numbers IF U GET THEM WRONG) place ur meter prongs on both out side prongs or connectors of the switch.
(where the wire plugs into) take note of weather it shows OHMS or infinity ( open or close circuit) ? Now place the meter on the left outside and the middle prong, take note agin what it shows. Now place meter prong on the right outside and the middle prong. Agin take note what reading u get. ( you should actually get a reading of infinity in 1 and a reading of continuity or ohms in the other 2? Now the tricky part. Agin place a small tube or hose into the switch and blow into it, using the meter do the same test agin on all prongs. But now keep the pressure on the switch when u blow into it, in other words use ur tongue on one end of tube to not allow air to escape. When u test it agin now one of the prongs that once read infinity should now show continuity or ohms, and 1 of the other prongs that read ohms should now read infinity or open.
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Motor Coupling If the washer won't spin or agitate the motor coupling might have failed. The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission. It is designed to fail if the washer is overloaded in order to protect both the motor and
Drive Belt If the washer won't spin or agitate, check the drive belt. If the belt is broken or if it isn't tight on the pulleys the washer won't spin or agitate properly.

mode shifter and or Drive Motor If the washer won't spin or agitate the drive motor might be defective. This is not common. Check all of the other related parts to this symptom before replacing the motor. If the motor is visibly burned out or physically damaged, replace it.

Stator Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the stator assembly might be burned out. The stator is essentially one half of a motor, it interacts with the tub by creating a strong electro-magnet. If the stator burns out the washer won't spin or agitate. Check the stator for continuity. This part is often misdiagnosed.

Transmission or clutch assembly not engaging due to going out or slipping.


Door or Lid Latch Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Motor Control Board If the washer won't spin or agitate the motor control board might be defective. The motor control board provides power to the motor as well as direction and force. If the motor control board is defective the washer may not work at all or function properly.


CHECK THE CAM DOGS INSIDE THE AGITATOR, AS THEY WILL HINDER THE AGITATION PROCESS. However in G.E models the cam dogs are replaced with what is called an agitator coupler. (located at bottom of tub)
Remember to check the agitator spline as well for worn broken teeth.

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Kenmore Front... | Answered on Mar 24, 2017


could be a bad door switch

Kenmore Front... | Answered on Dec 15, 2015


It's a problem with the drain system. Look online for further information.

Kenmore Front... | Answered on Jul 08, 2015


FE ERROR IS FAN MOTOR FOR DRYER HAS PROBLEM, TRY TO OPEN THE TOP COVER AND YOU WILL SEE HOW TO CHECK AND REMOVE THE FAN MOTOR TRY IT TO ROTATE BY YOUR HAND ND TESTING AGAIN(STOCK-UP) IF THE SAME PROBLEM STILL OCCUR CHECK THE VOLTAGE OF THE FAN MOTOR BASE ON HIS REQUIREMENT IF YOU KNOW HOW TO CHECK IT, IF THE VOLTAGE IS RIGHT YOU NEED TO REPLACED THE FAN MOTOR ASSY.

Kenmore Front... | Answered on Mar 12, 2015


drain the machine

turn off the mains

hold in the buttons
turn the mains on

retry wash
make sure the drain filter is fully clear and clean
and the intake valves filters are clear
and also the driain waist system isnt slowed up and blocked
at any U bends etc.... if it is washes and drains will take longer
and the machine may detect this blockage as a bad pump etc...

Kenmore Front... | Answered on Dec 09, 2014


the water shut off valve could be damaged

Kenmore Front... | Answered on Jul 31, 2014

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