My Kenmore washing machineis over 8 years old. Of course we did not renew our service contrct this year. The problem comes from the machine not draining the water. You can hear the click, demonstrating that the "timer" functions, but no water actually drains. I have blown into the hose and I hear bubbles within the machine so I know there is no obstruction from the hose. (and I can **** water out-ugh) The machine will spin after the 4 minute drain cycle ends, but only after I manually drain the machine. And no additional water will drain just from the spinning action. Does it sound like a simple part replacement making it worthwhile to have a service technician look at it and collect over $100 just to enter my apartment?
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Re: Worthwhile to repair?
Hi thanks for the question The problem yhat you have is with the lid switch or the striker .the striker is located on the lid top right corner . If the striker is there then replace the lid switch Thanks for the question The appliance doc
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the belt is held by pulleys, there is an ajustment bolt loosen this (should be marked) to loosen the belt. some models have a frame bolt that must be removed to get the belt off. this repair should be fairly easy to do.
In my manual it says that an F02 is a drain problem. It says to check for a kinked hose, fozen drain hose, or clogged hose, and asks iff your drain hose is more than 96" above the floor?
I don't know if this helps, but at least an F02 is in the book. My F06 is not. Good Luck!!!
It appears your timer/controller or pressure switch has failed in this instance.
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Eight years is getting kind of old. When the clutch or transmission goes out, it costs more to replace the part than to buy a new washing machine. You'd better plan a shopping trip rather than spring for that $100.
this is a collapsed drum bearing, one of the most costly of the repairs apart from the timer and motor, not normally a job for the diy man unless has an engineering background, sorry,
the cost of repair depends on the age and replacement cost of a machine, a bit like a car, would you buy an engine for a 20 year old car,
if you have a machine thats expensive then the repair could be worth it? stop running it you will cause more damage both to the clothes and the machine
sorry (ps i am a retired appliance engineer of 20 years service)