Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: kenmore model 11092284800 washer
Most likely you have a problem with the fill valve. This uses solenoids to control the water into the machine. Shut off the hot water supply and remove the fill hose. Make sure the hose isn't kinked or clogged. There is a filter screen in the valve where the hose connects so check that too for clogs.
If the hose is OK the valve hot side solenoid may have failed. It needs to be checked with an ohmmeter. A good site is here:
It shows a diagram of a fill valve and the terminals where you'd check. They have lots of other good troubleshooting information too, and sell parts.
It's also possible the temperature switch is bad, but this is not as likely as the valve.
Hope this gets you going.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
If your washer is overfilling, check these: Water-inlet valve A defect in the water-inlet valve may mean that it's no longer able to shut off completely when the electricity has been turned off to it. If this occurs, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub. In time, the water may accumulate substantially. If this happens, you need to replace the valve.
Water-level switch A defect--or an obstruction--in the water-level switch may mean that it can't tell the water to shut off. So the machine overflows. This switch senses the water level in the clothes tub. It's usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. You can either clear any obstruction in the tube or replace the water-level switch.
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Posted on Aug 10, 2009
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