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My kenmore front load model 970 pumps water in but does not agitate or spin. I have already changed the door switch and it did not work

Model 970 Front Load washer - approximately 10 years old

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Maybe the new door switch isn't properly aligned or it could have an issue with the manual control timer (unless you have the newer computer control).

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Does it fill to the proper level or does it seem to fill fuller than usual?

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Kenmore washing machine fills and pumps out but does not agitate or spin. The model is a 970-C29052-00 Serial #XL94933842. Thanks, Tim


Hi Tim and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

I will be replying 2 times here but wanted to send this first one now so you can possibly check the lid switch. The machine will fill and pump out but if the lid switch is not functioning it will not agitate or spin.

As you just open or close the door or lid you should hear an audible click from the micro-switch. If you do not hear that click, The lid switch has a problem. (loose or failed)

The model number does not cross:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=970-C29052-00&=part+number&pathTaken=partSearch
Search results: "970-C29052-00" We're sorry. No exact or partial matches were found.
This is a common lid switch:

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/Appliance-Parts/WHIRLPOOL-Lid-switch-assembly-item-number-AP3100003.aspx

but may not be yours due to the model number issue.

There are 2 other possibilites also. One being the water level control or pressure switch and the timer assy. Most of the time the lid switch is the failure.

Thanks for using FixYa,

Kelly

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WASHER FILL, NO PROBLEMS AGITATING, WHEN TIME


This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

The Kenmore / Whirlpool top load uses a reversing motor to initiate the pump for draining and the transmission to spin.

If you cannot hear the motor trying to turn the pump, (but the washer will agitate) the problem points to the Timer, or the Lid Switch.

Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.

This is the Whirlpool PDF on installation and maintenance of direct drive washers. See the section on how to bypass the lid switch and on the transmission.

WHIRLPOOL INST AND MAINTENANCE INCLUDING HOW TRANSMISSION WORKS

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf

Following is an illustrated description of how to remove the cabinet on Kenmore / Whirlpool top load direct drive washers.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

Since it won't drain, the problem points to the lid switch. You already have the cabinet off so replacing the switch isn't too difficult.
The Sears site has the Sears (and probably Whirlpool) part number.


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It makes loud noise and becomes louder during the spin cycle.
The drum is loose when I inspected through the front door.
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