My wife and I just purchased a Kenmore HE3t washer and dryer for our new house, and we're not sure if the washer is working properly. Originally, the hot and cold water lines were switched (due to the previous homeowner installing everything backwards). We realized this after the first load came out steaming.
I followed the pipes from the water heater and switched the lines to ensure that the hoses were hooked up properly. I know that they are, because the cold hose is cool to the touch, and the hot hose is warm to the touch. However, the next load still came out steaming hot.
Both loads were done on the same cycle (normal), with a cold wash selected. But regardless of the wash temperature, a cold rinse is supposed to be used. So why are the clothes coming out hot?
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Re: Should the washer be hot after the rinse cycle?
Try cycling a cold/cold wash and see how that comes out.. if it comes out hot then your water inlet valve is letting hot water in when it shouldn't.. conversely, try cycling a hot/hot wash and see that it does indeed come out hot... ( quick tests to verify performance)..hope this helps.
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Is this washer new or did you by it used? If you bought it used, then the problem is likely with the lid switch.
If the lid switch is defective, your washer can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washer to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
Kenmore HE3t sanitary cycle setting has changed. Water temp selection only allows Hot/Cold selection but should offer the Extra Hot selection. All other settings test out properly. Is there a way to reset factory settings for cycles?
When the washer initially fills for the wash, is it only hot water entering the drum? Try switching the water temperature between hot and cold as it fills. If any of them show little or no water getting through, it sounds too easy but check to make sure water supply taps are on, and that the cold/hot fill hoses aren't reversed. Remove the fill hoses and check any of the screen filters for blockage (in the hoses and in the inlet water valve). When the machine stops and waits to fill but all you hear is a hum, it sounds like there is power going to the valve but water is not able to get through it. Good luck!
Sometimes the unplugging helps, or hitting "Cancel" several times. Guaranteed to work though is to remove top, reach down the top to the door lock. (Tight squeeze and need to be a little tall to reach) Once your hand is down there, on bottom of lock mechanism is a small handle that must be pulled straight down and manually unlock the door. This can also be accomplished by removing lower front panel and reaching up to do the same. BTW, while in the top, make sure all the electrical connections are tight. I found some loose before, probably from the spinning action.
sounds as if you have a drain issue, most common cause of fault is theres something stuck in the pump housing. remove the lower acess panel(3 screws along the bottom of the forn of unit) youll gain acess to the pump housing, remove the large cover to the "button trap" by uncscrewimg the cover, it will be righthin front of you in the center of machine when cover removed, im sure youll find your blockage within there