Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
Hello, I hace a Kenmore Elite Top loader, Model 110.16962502. Periodically the cycle won't start. Move the dial a bit to right does not start it. Once the soap is in and the tub is filling with water, I close the lid and walk away. When I come back to switch loads, I find the cycle never started and the clothes are sitting in water. If I let the lid drop close slightly, the cycle will then start.
The lid is not making proper contact with the lid switch, easy repair.
the lid is held to the maintop with a set of hinges. The left side hinge actually doubles as the lid switch actuator. so youll need to lift the lid, and feel for the opposite end of the hinge assy. when you feel the metal "arm " for lack of better word. youll need to bend it slightly towards the back of machine( usually use a hollow shafted screwdriver) as you bend backward the lid will want to close, so apply a little pressure. Your bending the "arm" to make better contact with the switch which ismounted tothe underside of the main top assembly. Before starting open and close the lid a few times and listen for the "click" of the switch activating. then recheck after bending youll hear a big diff
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
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