Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
Okay..my bad. i overloaded my five year old machine with a down comforter. i won't do that again.
But since then, the machine sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. sometimes, when i try to start it, all of the lights blink all at once. if i give it a minute, then it calms down, stops blinking, and i can run the load. sometimes once the load starts, it stops a few minutes in, and then locks the door. if i reset it(i hit run, then cancel and the door unlocks), it will then run fine. or, the third symptom, when it does run successfully, the clothes just aren't dry enough...still very wet. so i have to run an extra spin.
any ideas?? help!
Hi 5 years old ? from the symptoms you have described this is most probably the machines motor brushes are too low/worne as they all do in time this is not too difficult to diy repair if you feel confident ? the brushes in uk cost around £5 --£6 approx and to change them is easy by removing rear cover on machine you muat disconnect power/ drain pipe/ and turn off water supply pipe/s from machine ? the motor is rather like cars alternator in apearance?? disconnect power plug from it then you will have to look at motor and observe how it secures then remove bolts/nuts if you have new brushes to hand ??it will become obviouse how//where they fit and wire connects on each x2 at this it would be advisable after 5 yrs? to fit a new belt too? refit motor+belt adjust belt tension by adjusting motor on slide adjust then tighten? reassemble all parts in reverse then try a wash ? this is common prob especially after long time and for your info the down comforter load was the final nail in coffin but should have no probs after new brushes always think the positive waves! not the negative! good luck
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
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