Water goes in and pumps out basically only hums no timer movement
I have a Kenmore 970-C42072-00. For a long time it would freeze after the wash cycle but keep going after switching cycles and playing with the timer switch. Now water goes in when when you turn the machine on, but when it is time for the drum to move there is only a hum. The timer doesn't move. If you put the switch to the spin cycle, water will drain out, but again only hums instead of spinning, and the timer stays still.
I did all the tests on the spec sheet found inside the washer. They all check out (except I can only measure 0 for 2 ohms and infinite for 3 megaohms). The motor reads 500 between terminals 1 and 2 where it's supposed to read 2.6, and 0 where it's supposed to read 184. I don't know how to test the timer. Any recommendations on how to proceed? I'm leaning towards just replacing the timer. But what about those slightly wonky readings on the motor? Thanks a million
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When the cycle doesn't advance, it's probably the timer or a cold-water supply problem:
It's the timer, if your washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the washer is in a spin cycle and the timer won't advance. Then you need to replace the timer.
1. Clogged drain line or water pump
Check to see if there's something stuck inside the pump or the drain
hose connected to the pump (pump is usually located at the bottom
and towards the back of the washing machine).
2. Water Pump
If the drain line isn't clogged, you may have a problem with the
water pump such as a frozen pulley or a broken impeller. If that's
the case replace the water pump. Note: if you have a belt driven
washer, check the belt(s) for cracks, as this would be a perfect
time to replace the belt(s) if needed.
There is a recall on the control board of many of these models, butyour problem is likely not related. It sounds like a plugged drain system or a possible bad drain pump. That's why you are hearing the pump running constantly. I have written a guide to help. It is here. Thanks!