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Kenmore 80 series won't run after filling up

The washing machine fills up and then just sits there. We have just reinstalled the washer after moving. We ran it thru a test cycle and it worked fine. After attempting to do a load of laundry, it just fills and sits there. Any ideas?

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  • mason9017 Nov 28, 2008

    I replaced the lid switch with no problem but it's still not doing anything

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    Yes, exactly same problem.

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The symptoms you describe are typical of a lid switch problem. The lid switch is usually located on the right hand side under the cabinet. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the right side of the wash tub opening. Make sure the lid strike is still on the lid and intact, first. Then, check the mounting screws that hold the lid switch in place (two screws along the tub rim on the right hand side). Often all that is required is to tighten up the mounting screws and this will realign the lid switch where it can be properly activated by the lid strike.

If the lid switch is broken, you can find a replacement at searspartsdirect.com. If the model number you have this listed under is correct, just type it in the search menu at the Sears website. Type the COMPLETE model number from the washer nameplate (located around the wash tub opening under the lid). You can find the switch under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item number 11. The lid strike should be listed under the same heading as item number 20. If you do not wish to order online, take the part numbers provided by Sears and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. These are common parts that most will carry in their store inventory. The following link explains how to replace the switch:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

I hope you find this information helpful. If you require additional assistance, please let me know.

NOTE: You can also check repairclinic.com or pcappliancerepair.com for parts as they also offer competitive pricing.

PS You DO NOT have to drain the washer to complete this repair. Once the lid switch is replaced, the washer should drain on its own.

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This is very useful. However i tried and its hard to open the console to reach the lid switch. since its the lid switch, I took it out to examine its wiring. I also searched the web, its $30+ buck for the switch. its pretty expensive.

For my case, I found the rubber sealant is bad, causing the switch to be loose. So with a super glue and a screw driver, I got my washer back, its up and running now.

This is what i did.

1) Unplug the plug, just in case.
2) The lid switch is located on the right under the cabinet.
3) there's 2 screws, unscrew it and the lid switch will go loose.
4) slowly pull it out. be careful not to damage the wiring. If damaged, you will have to remove the console everything to replace it.
5) Glue around the lid switch to tighten it. Try to press the switch, you suppose to hear a click when you press it down, thats where the switch is connected. You could open it up to see how it works too.
6) Put the switch back, put the screws in, and turn on the power. Check it out.

If you want, you can hold it tight with your hand first, plug the power back, press the switch to see if its working, to make sure thats the case.
Hope this is helpful to all and save some money.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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