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Kenmore front load tumble action washer

My washing machine stopped tumbling and/or spinning, it sound as though it is trying to do something but it is not. Could it just be a belt? Thanks

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Re: kenmore front load tumble action washer

Snaggs, If your model number begins with 417 it could be a couple of issues. Start with the drain pump. Remove the bottom panel and see if the pump is clogged with coins or debris. It will be on the right. Check the pump impeller. Have a bunch of towells handy as you will have a lot of water coming out at you. When you drop the bottom panel you will be able to see if the belt is on in back. If this does not clear up the problem, more than likley it will be in the motor control board. back.

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My washer fills up with water but does not turn or agitate, i goes thru the whole cycle but never agitates. this washer is fairly new and in great condition other than this problem. Any help and advice would be much appreciated. thanks

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Re: kenmore front load tumble action washer

My kenmore model 41748102701 tumble action washer will not dipense the fabric softener now its still in the tray . The soap does dispense.

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Re: kenmore front load tumble action washer

Our washer, almost 6 yrs. old would pump but wouldn't spin. I took the back cover off to check the motor and discovered one of the wires in the harness (opposite of the motor plug) was broken at the plug. This was a motor winding conductor. Luckly, I was able to remove the pin from the plug, open the top crimp, strip the wire and solder it back to the pin. Don't forget to re-crimp the top of the pin over the insulation.

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