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Stopped cycling Kenmore 43042200 frt.loader (4-5 yrs. old) Start it, it fills ,then a few seconds later it drains, it bypasses wash/spin cycles, even setting the knob to those positions, the tub does not move, only fills and drains, nothing more.

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  • Mattyb68 Feb 03, 2009

    I have the same problem and it seems as if the dial is spinning awful fast through it's cycles. I am leaning at replacing the entire knob assembly and hoping that will do it. It is frustrating since it fills, runs through the cycle in under 30 seconds and does not even run a wash cycle. It then hangs up on the emptying of the water stuck in the drum. With a baby due any day now I am ready to chuck this out the window.

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It appears your timer/controller board has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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