My machine was running for about an hour tonight, went through the spin cycle several times...it never seemed to stop! Do I need to stop it manually after the spin cycle? It seemed to stop and restart.
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There are different faults that result in machine stopping mid cycle, hanging or not completing the cycle. Thermostat and element, pressure switch, balance switch, control module, door switch and motor must be tested. Common faults when machine stops mid cycle always at same time concern pressure switch and heating system. Some are described here (I know your machine properly stops and does not hang like the one in example): Washing machine takes a long time to end cycle.
To know what the problem is you need to run a test cycle. Instructions on how to run a test cycle are described in the tech sheet that is normally placed inside the machine. The tech sheet is usually tucked in an envelope hidden inside the control panel. It is necessary to remove the control panel held by screw to see if the document is still there. Power must be disconnected first.
It sounds as if the machine doesn't spin during the spin cycle. Normally the agitator stops spinning, fairly quickly, if the lid is opened during the spin cycle.That safety circuit includes a switch mounted under the opening and is set by a tab on the lid that protrudes thru a small hole in the top of the washer. The most likely failure on most Kenmore models is that switch, broken or loose, the tab on the lid broken, or the two misaligned. I would need the model number of your washer, located on a tag on the bottom of the lid to be more specific
I got the thing (wd-12331ad) to dry without having to run a wash first!
Also, I seemed to get it to do a spin only run...
The way to get it to dry :
(for a set time - I've not managed to get any of the auto-dry settings to work)
from machine being off:
> press the power button.
> press the "Dry" button 'til "Time" lights up
>>> press "Dry" again to get the desired duration
> press the spin button 'til the spin speed shows blank/ the RPM light goes out.
> press "Start/Pause"
It will then dry for the number of minutes specified!
Not perfect, I know but that's serious progress from where I was before; having to re-run a wash cycle to get it to dry anything...
Something to note:
- The machine worryingly sounds like it's starting to fill with water when you start the "Just Dry" program which scared me at first. BUT it stops after a second or so (I think it's just cleaning out the detergent tray so it doesn't bake any leftover powder)
For "spin only" from machine being off:
> press the power button.
> press the spin button
>>> if you press "Start/Pause" now you get a 13 minute 1200 spin cycle
>>> press the spin button again and then "Start/Pause", it seems to drain itself for 1 minute
>>> pressing spin repeatedly, cycles through the spin speeds.
Things I don't know:
- I don't know if you can combine spin and heat.
- I don't know whether the auto-dry programs are available
- I don't know what other programs are available from the "Dry"/"Spin" buttons
...So if anyone does any experimenting, please let us know the results, you never know, we might end up with a half way useful set of instructions! I'm starting to think the machine's not half as bad as it seems when following the manual alone.
sounds like the drum is not revolving at all on the spin cycle Could be quite a No of things, ie belt off or broken, motor carbon brushes need replacing, timer fault, speed control module fault, or even a broken wire or loose connection somewhere etc etc.
Does it revolve on the WASH cycle? If so we can probably eliminate the above, in which case come back to me. Sorry no idea how much it will cost to fix. Have a look see what you find re above
Hey, I know it's probably late, but I'm having a similar problem in that it's not spinning and I'm getting an error message of F 02. Did you have this problem? How did you fix yours? Please let me know, I need to wash clothes for my son's prom tonight.