Question about Washing Machines

2 Answers

Kenmore washer won't drain water or spin. I had this problem before and think I can fix. The part was below according the repairman but I can't figure out how to remove the cover to get to part. Help. Model: 110.26294693 Serial: CJ 3005230 Stock: 26294 Thanks

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 5,911 Answers

The problem (I suspect) is your lid switch. You did not list any part number that I recognize. I tried a search on the stock number you have listed and it didn't cross to anything. However, I looked up the lid switch at searspartsdirect.com and found a part number of 3949238. If you wish to go to the website to confirm, you can. Just type in your model number and look under the "Top and Cabinet" heading for item number 11.

If your washer fills normally, then either stops, or stops just before the spin cycle this is commonly attributed to a defective lid switch. A broken motor coupling is another common problem, but the washer would still drain. That's why I'm assuming this to be a lid switch problem. If I'm wrong, please post back and let me know.

In any case, the following link will epxlain how to get the outer case off to access the lid switch for replacment:

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

If you require further assistance, please let me know. Again, if the problem you had diagnosed is different from the one I have posted for you, please provide me with the correct information and I will gladly assist you.

Some other useful sites to check for parts also are:

repairclinic.com
appliancepartspros.com
pcappliancerepair.com

All offer great service with competitive pricing. Check them all out for the best price. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Washing Mach... Master
  • 8,147 Answers

This is fairly simple to diagnose. Since the pump mounts on the motor and it is not pumping and since it is also not spinning therefore the pump does not work either then it can only be a broken lid switch.
Use a screwdriver to remove the screws holding down the control panel,then swing it upwards. Pop the s clips in the rear and remove the lid switch disconnect. Tip the case forward and remove it.You will now be able to repair the washer! The lid must be closed for spin. The lid has a striker in it that pushes against the lidswitch arm. This switch allows for spin IF the lid is closed. The switch may have failed. Mechanically the striker may be broken or the actuator arm may be broken. Kenmore washer won't drain water - ls2.jpg here is a broken lid switch You can test the switch. If you have a meter. If not you can simply bypass this switch. In my left hand here is the lid switch male plug which I have removed from the lid switch harness. If I wanted to i could simply place a jumper between the 2 outside wires and the washer would spin. a%20lid-switch-unplug.jpg Do not leave it bypassed if you have small children or braindead brother in laws. hidden%20screw%20on%20dd%20washer.jpg NOTE: newer models have the screw hidden
dd%20washer1.jpg Here is a view of the washer with the case removed.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Have old kenmore elite he3 washer. Have wet laundry after spin out. Have checked ball be low drum, replaced strainer, pump motor, cleaned all hoses. Did a test run in the drain and spin cycle. For like 7...


If the washer is taking more water during spin, then most likely it is thinking the water level is low for the load. It is a smart washer and tries to adjust water according to load. This can mean the level sensor is giving wrong sensor. I would try to run the washer with a cleaning agent (not bleach) available from specialist stores or washing machine retailers.
Also observe if the drain pump is running all through the spin cycle. If not that is likely causing water to remain. But controller is thinking there is no water and not starting the pump when required.

You should be able to locate the parts in these diagrams.
KENMORE ELITE Washer Parts Model 11049962600

Sep 20, 2014 | Washing Machines

2 Answers

Kenmore 90 series washer won't drain and go to spin cycle


Take the power plug off the wall. Be prepared for a lot of water before attempting the following. It doesn't spin because the unit is not draining water. It will not spin with water in it - must drain first. Check drain hose for kink,check exit pipe for blockage. Remove the front access panel, bottom front, screws beneath; if you find a pipe there with a cap -this is for draining water. Could be your "coin trap assembly" is blocked, therefore not allowing all the water to pump out. Remove the clamp (or unscrew) that connects the trap assembly to the pump and clean it out.
If helped pl say so.

Apr 02, 2013 | Kenmore 15864/15862 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

My kenmore 29822800 won't fill with water, it works on spin and drain


The last time I moved, my washer/dryer combo (Frigidaire) had the same issue for approximately 7 months before finding out all I needed to do was level the washer, and of course, make sure the faucet connected to the washer is turned to on position. Hope this is helpful.

Praysemema.

Mar 13, 2013 | Kenmore Washing Machines

1 Answer

The washer broke filled with water and won't drain


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Coin Trap If the washer won't drain the coin trap may be clogged. This washer is equipped with a device near the water pump called a coin trap. The purpose of this device is to trap any foreign materials that make their way down the drain. Normally, the coin trap can be accessed through an access panel. It is designed with the homeowner in mind and is normally easy to clean out.

Drain Hose If the washer won't drain water check the drain hose. Be sure the hose did not get kinked behind the washer. Also, remove the hose from the pump and check it for obstructions.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly If the washer won't drain the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Lid Switch Assembly If the washer won't drain the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Drive Belt If the washer won't drain, should check the drive belt. If the belt is broken or if it isn't tight on the pulleys the washer won't drain properly, if at all.
Clogged Pump or Hose If the washer won't drain there might be a clogged pump or hose. It's common for small socks or other small clothing items to get into the water drain system and clog the hose leading to the pump or the pump itself. Remove the hoses from the pump in order to remove the article of clothing. Keep in mind that any water in the washer will pour out of the hoses when removed.

Drain Pump If the washer won't drain water the drain pump might be defective. It's also common for a small sock or other article of clothing to get caught in the drain pump or in the drain hose. Check both for an obstruction before replacing the pump.
Belt, Water Pump If the washer won't drain the pump belt might have broken or might have worn out. Check the belt and replace if it shows signs of excessive wear.
9_29_2012_11_33_22_am.gif

Sep 28, 2012 | Kenmore Washing Machines

1 Answer

WASHER DOES NOT DO FINAL DRAIN AND SPIN. USUALLY GIVES YOU THE F2 WARNING. WAS TOLD TO CHECK OHMS. HAD 17.2 OHMS WITH METER SET ON 200. TODAY IT SAID SUD ON LED PANEL. COULD PUMP MOTOR SOMETIMES WORK AND...


Hello.

There are several reasons that a washing machine won't drain or spin. The cause could be something as easy as a clog or something difficult that will need a licensed repairman. Start with the simplest possible cause and work
down to the more difficult causes.

BELOW ARE TOOLS AND INSTRUCTION THAT WILL HELP IN SOLVING THE PROBLEM.

1 A washing machine won't spin if the water can't drain. Check hoses for any kinks or clogs that may prevent the water from draining. If a hose has kinks, try to straighten out the kinked hose. If it can't be straighten sufficiently, replace the hose. If hoses are not kinked, check for clogged hoses. This can be done by using the screwdrivers to remove the hoses and looking for clogs or running a water hose through the clogged hose to remove the clog. Use the rags and bucket to clean up the water that comes out of the hoses when they are disconnected. Once the clog is cleared, put the drain hose back into place. The washer should drain and spin now if a clogged or kinked hose was the problem.

2 If the washer still won't drain or spin, check to see if the lid is not closing all the way or if the lid switch is not clicking into place. Close the lid and make sure that it closes all the way down. When the lid closes, the lid switch should click. If there is no clicking sound, then the switch may need to be replaced. Follow manufacturer's directions for replacing the switch. If the lid does not close all the way, visually check for signs that the lid is bent. If bent, try to bend it back into place.

3 Loose or broken belts could also prevent a washing machine from draining or spinning. Pull the washer away from the wall and, using the screwdrivers and wrenches, remove the back panel. Using the flashlight, visually check for any broken or loose belts. Replace any broken or loose belts. Although replacing washing machine belts is difficult, anyone who has replaced belts on a car, lawn mower or even a bicycle chain should be able to accomplish the task.

4 Another possibility for a washing machine to not spin or drain is the pump. With the back panel still off the washer, check the pump with the voltmeter to ensure that the pump is getting power. If the washer is getting power, turn on the washer and listen to find out if the pump is running but the water is still not draining. It may be necessary to remove the pump and clean it or to replace the pump with a new one. Once the pump is replaced, turn on the washer to determine if it will now drain and spin.

5 If all of the above steps fail to produce a washing machine that drains or spins, then it is time to call a professional repairman. Use the screwdrivers and wrenches to replace the panel on the washer and push it back against the wall.

Thanks.

Nov 07, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My washer did fill, but won't spin or drain now and the door won't open


Hi tragz,

If it can't drain, it won't spin. There may be something preventing the pump from draining in the Pump filter. You will need to clean it.

Please follow my below Tip on how to do it:

ACCESS, DRAIN & CLEAN THE DRAIN PUMP FILTER

Kind Regards d")

* If this solution helped you, please rate it

Aug 05, 2011 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Water comes into machine but it does not spin.


Hi,

There are several reasons why a washing machine won't drain or spin. The cause could be something as easy as a clog or something difficult that will need a licensed repairman. Start with the simplest possible cause and work down to the more difficult causes.

Find some possible cause and how to solve the problem:

A washing machine won't spin if the water can't drain. Check hoses for any kinks or clogs that may prevent the water from draining. If a hose has kinks, try to straighten out the kinked hose. If it can't be straighten sufficiently, replace the hose. If hoses are not kinked, check for clogged hoses. This can be done by using the screwdrivers to remove the hoses and looking for clogs or running a water hose through the clogged hose to remove the clog. Use the rags and bucket to clean up the water that comes out of the hoses when they are disconnected. Once the clog is cleared, put the drain hose back into place. The washer should drain and spin now if a clogged or kinked hose was the problem.

If the washer still won't drain or spin, check to see if the lid is not closing all the way or if the lid switch is not clicking into place. Close the lid and make sure that it closes all the way down. When the lid closes, the lid switch should click. If there is no clicking sound, then the switch may need to be replaced. Follow manufacturer's directions for replacing the switch. If the lid does not close all the way, visually check for signs that the lid is bent. If bent, try to bend it back into place.

Loose or broken belts could also prevent a washing machine from draining or spinning. Pull the washer away from the wall and, using the screwdrivers and wrenches, remove the back panel. Using the flashlight, visually check for any broken or loose belts. Replace any broken or loose belts. Although replacing washing machine belts is difficult, anyone who has replaced belts on a car, lawn mower or even a bicycle chain should be able to accomplish the task.

Another possibility for a washing machine to not spin or drain is the pump. With the back panel still off the washer, check the pump with the voltmeter to ensure that the pump is getting power. If the washer is getting power, turn on the washer and listen to find out if the pump is running but the water is still not draining. It may be necessary to remove the pump and clean it or to replace the pump with a new one. Once the pump is replaced, turn on the washer to determine if it will now drain and spin.

If all of the above steps fail to produce a washing machine that drains or spins, then it is time to call a professional repairman. Use the screwdrivers and wrenches to replace the panel on the washer and push it back against the wall.

Good luck...

Apr 14, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

1 Answer

Washer will not drain and spin. Have checked the


If you have room and empty 5 gal bucket try to lower your drain hose to see if there is any water coming from. Other should be points on programer or small motor that spins programer.

Dec 29, 2009 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Washer won't spin/drain water - no noise, just won't work


might help found my problem was in the motor thought it was in the controls but it came back to motor problems . changed control dial no luck .would think if its a fix yourself try control first. its cheeper than the compressor hope this helps

May 22, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

3 Answers

Kenmore 700 Series - No drain/spin


WOW, THIS IS AN EASY FIX, YOUR LID CONTROL SWITCH IS BAD, YOU CAN EASILY BYPASS THIS OR REPLACE IT, I THINK THE PART IS AROUND $25

Jan 25, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

406 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...