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Worthwhile to repair?

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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  • nhkregal Oct 04, 2008

    I am replacing an old kenmore washing machine but the delivery guys won't move it out beacause still some water in it. How do I drain the old water out?

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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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