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Timer stops at the end of wash cycle, won't began drain cycle

This is an older Kenmore heavy duty 70 series washer. The load was too large or off center when the drain/spin cycle started. The machine began to bounce around so I stopped it. When the load was balanced I tried to restart the drain cycle with no success. I restarted the wash cycle in various places on the timer dial, but each time when the timer/wash cycle gets to the drain cycle it stops and will not move to the next cycle.

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  • sandra marozas Jul 21, 2013

    thank you so must for the lid switch answer. That's what my problem was. Saved me a service call. thanks again

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If it fills and agitates but stops at the drain/spin portion, it sounds like you have a problem with the lid switch. if it thinks the lid is opne, it will not drain or spin.

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