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Kenmore 70 series keeps agitating

My washer will keep agitating- on any cycle. when i open the lid, it is actually very hot, i guess overheating. it will not switch to the next stage of washing.

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catriver
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SOURCE: Series 70 Kenmore Washer Won't Agitate or Spin

baseball, sounds like a broken coupler, check out this post and post back, Catriver http://www.fixya.com/support/t144580-kenmore_8series_washer

Posted on Apr 27, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore Washer won't Agitate

gearbox internal fault, major repair, not really a do it yourself job.

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 series Agitation and Spin Cycyle clicking

Sounds like you have a broken motor coupler. Not expensive. #13 on the diagram. Part # 285753, dave www.washermd.com

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Posted on Dec 16, 2008

jsrock516
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SOURCE: Broken Machine-Kenmore 70 series Washing Machine

This is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunction. If your model number is correct, the lid switch for your washer is located under the right hand side of the washer casing along the wash tub rim. The switch is activated by a small plastic piece on the washer lid (called a "lid strike") through a small hole. The switch contacts close when you shut the lid. In many cases, the lid switch either comes loose, or the lid strike breaks off. In both cases, the washer will exhibit the symptoms you describe. Open and close the washer lid and listen for a distinctive "clicking" sound as the switch contacts close. If you cannot hear the switch, make sure the lid strike is intact and the mounting screws for the lid switch (located around the wash tub opening on the casing) are tight. Sometimes, all it takes is to tighten the lid switch screws to realign it with the lid strike. If the switch is defective, or the strike is missing, parts can be ordered on line at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your COMPLETE model number, which can be found on a nameplate under the washer lid. The lid switch and lid strike will be listed under the "Top and Cabinet" heading. Other sites that offer competitive pricing are repairclinic.com and appliancepartspros.com. If you require instructions on how to replace the switch, you may use the following link:

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

If you have questions, or if the diagnosis is incorrect, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

TheMobilian
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SOURCE: 70 series kenmore washer won't agitate help model #82873120

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Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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