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Wash cycle not working...

We have a smiliar model Kenmore washing machine. It fills fine, the timer works fine, the rinse cycle works fine, but the actually wash cycle does not. After it is done filling it just sits there and nothing happens. It sits there til the timer goes to the rinse cycle section then all the sudden it starts rinsing and finishes the load as though it were washed. What could this be? I think the belt is fine since it is spining during the rinse cycle. Maybe a fuse? If so were can the parts be that need to be replaced?

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Re: Wash cycle not working...

Kerbri, it sounds like your pressure switch could be the culprit. Under the top console the switch will be on the left side. There will be a clear tube that runs from the tub to the switch. Take another piece of tubing about the same size in diameter, disconnect the tube to the pressure switch and connect the tube. Blow into the pressure switch and see if the washer starts agitating. If so, replace the pressure switch.. Another thing to check would be the harness to the motor, make sure it is on tight. Good luck

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