Question about Washing Machines
I purchased my washer and dryer in 2000. I have never had any problems until a couple days ago. I started a load and went inside. When I came out later, my garage was flooded. I wasn't sure if it was my washer or water heater. When I looked inside my washer, it was still full of water. I tried to put it on another cycle, but that did not work either. You could not hear the clicking on the dial and it wasn't moving? Please help. Thank you. Gale
Possible that the program timer controller has failed . Also the inlet valve or the seal was faulty to release water to overflow due to faulty action of the timer. Check cost of timer with cost of new machine and decide.
Posted on Jan 14, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Does the water stop when you push the timer in or are you having to shut the spigots off?? If it stops when the timer is pushed in then you have a problem with the pressure switch. There are quite a few tricks to axcessing your machine's components but if you are handy ill attemt to help.
Posted on Jan 12, 2008
With the symptoms you describe i would suspect a intermittent heater element fault as you are getting earth leakage current which is tripping the whole supply rather than a current overload which would just trip the socket circuit breaker. Get the heating element checked over first as this is the most likely cause.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
SOURCE: drum doesn't move or spin
kenmore tumble action washer model#417.44152400,
Washer is approximately 3 years old. Will not drain or spin. When it tries to spin, clicking noise heard inside of unit. Would a clog insie the lines disable the spin cycle ?
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
Hello Friend, Your solution is a real quick fix. The problem you are having is very common, your motor coupling has broken and that is what's making the grinding sound, also in this condition it will always pump out the water. Go to your local appliance parts store and purchase a new motor coupler, your cost should be under $25. It's very simple to remove old and install new coupler. First remove two screws from control panel and tilt control panel backwords exposing area under panel. You will see a metal clip on each side of cabinet under panel. Remove these clips, and unplug wires from plug in on cabinet. Remove cabinet by lifting up in back and tilting forward. Once removed you will see the innerworkings of your washer. Lay washer on it's back and remove the two spring clips that hold water pump in place and remove water pump. Leave water pump hooked up just move to side out of your way. Then you will remove the two screws that hold the motor clips in place and just snap the motor clips off. Be sure to unplug the wire harness plug from the motor. Just simply lift the motor straight up and off of the transmission. There you will see the motor coupler broken and to replace, just pry old one off transmission and motor with large flat head screwdriver. You will notice that one half of coupler is attached to the motor and the other to transmission. In the coupler kit you will receive both pieces and the rubber center connector. Just replace all the old with all the new and your problem will be solved. Happy to help, Tim.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
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