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20 yr old 70 ser.replaced start switch,still does not engage-next step?

Replaced start switch-comes on when pushed-will not stay on. Next possibility?

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What is the model number of your unit?

Posted on Oct 31, 2012

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SOURCE: kenmore 80 series washer, replaced lid switch

First check the continuity of the wires in the lid switch and the switch itself. Make a jumper wire to attach to the lid switch connector on the washer cabinet and set it to spin. If still no spin,replace the timer.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 17 yr old kenmore 70 series HD washing machine

The transmissions never go out on these. The problem almost always lies elsewhere. If you have someone handy around, it would pay to have them at least look at it and test the wig-wag solenoids. (They switch the gearbox functions/waterpump control.) Cheap fix. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Kenmore 'large capacity' dryer won't start

It appears your controller board/timer 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.

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Posted on Sep 12, 2010

TheMobilian
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SOURCE: Kenmore washer 70 series(top loading) only

The water temperature selection switch would be what I would check next.

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