Question about Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer
I have a Kenmore Elite Module 23032 washing machine. The washer has a two rinse cycle option – controlled by a selector switch on the control panel. The problem is that during the second (final) rinse a significant amount of soap film is still in the water. We have to rerun the clothes through the rinse cycle(s) two and three times before the water is reasonably clear. We use less than 1/3 rd of the recommended amount of soap.
I have observed the 1st rinse cycle which starts with the agitation cycle followed by the water draining out while the the tub is stopped. This is followed by a spin up to speed and then a fresh water spray of approximately 5 seconds after it is up on speed. Shouldn’t that fresh water spray be longer than 5 seconds and is that the cause of the problem?
You may have a soap build up
inside the unit. Run two loads with no clothes just hot water
and a pint of bleach, let it cycle all the way through.
Your pump may be in the beginning of a leak and is just dripping but when the soap is leaving the unit, it bubbles making the leak apparent.
Does it seem like it is coming from the drain or under the unit?
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
When machine does not rinse properly, and you get clothes wet and with soap then that means that tehre is a fault, either concerning water supply/inlet valve, or motor/motor control unit.
Check first if water is coming from water supply at the back with regular pressure.
If water supply is fine, and there is scarce water, then it is the inlet valve.
If water is flowing OK, then the machine is not spinning properly, in this case you check motor, motor coupler , and motor control unit.
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Posted on Jan 26, 2009
What about water quality. Is it well (artheisan) water or regular tap water. Do you use water softeners. Is it all the time problem or it started just recently.
Also you need to check water inlet valve if it is clean and water for pressure (it might be low).
Otherwise you have faulty selector switch on control panel.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
How did the problem start? Did you change any settings or did you change the soap you are using ?
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
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Is cleaning your washing machine important? It certainly is! The inside of your washing machine is constantly being subjected to dirty water, mineral deposits, detergent deposits, and if you launder cloth diapers it is especially important to keep your machine clean and in tip-top condition. Much like dishwashers, sinks and bathtubs get dirty even though they are meant to clean things, your washing machine can become a mess in no time. Though, most dirt and soil is washed out with the water, dirt, soap residue and other unidentifiable grungy objects can be left behind and you actually have to get rid of this dirt yourself. Every time you wash your clothes, hard water and detergents cause build up to accumulate also, inside the tub, pump and hoses. This build-up reduces the ability of your washing machine to perform and mineral build-up can be abrasive to your cloths and diapers you are washing, causing them to wear faster. Cleaning your washing machine eliminates these problems.
First, run a cycle of hot water along with two cups of vinegar or lemon juice to loosen up soap and grime. Remove the fabric softener receptacle and soak it in hot water and detergent. Clean the bleach dispenser with a spray cleaner and paper towels and Q-tips. Don't forget to clean the top rim of the wash bucket as it is up and under where it can't usually be seen easily and becomes dirty. Run the washer empty on a hot cycle one more time.
While this is going on you check all your hoses for leaks. Over time, the water hoses that came with your washing machine may leak or burst. It's a good preventive maintenance practice to check these hoses from time to time for any sign of wear or weakness. Most manufacturers recommend replacing the hoses every 5 years. Make sure your hoses are not a disaster waiting to occur!
Once you've soaked the fabric softener receptacle, replace it and polish up the outside of your washing machine with vinegar and a cloth towel. Your washing machine now looks better and will run better as well!...
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The Sd code on most Kenmore Elite HE washers indicates a suds lock (usually caused by excessive suds do to overuse of detergent). Check for the presence of excessive suds in the washer. If you see a lot of foam, the code is likely caused by this problem. You will likely be able to drain the washer and spin out the clothes once the suds dissipate. Run an empty cycle with 1 cup of liquid chlorine bleach through the washer to help rinse out suds residue. If you see foam emerging during the empty cycle, you may need to repeat this process. You can also use Washer Magic or AFFRESH to help clean suds residue out of the washer. These products are available at your local Sears store or the grocery store. Make sure that you are using HE (High Efficiency) detergent in the appropriate quantity. You may need as little as a tablespoon of detergent in a high efficiency washer due to the low water level. You may need even less for a while since the clothes will likely have detergent still dissolved in the fibers that will emerge during subsequent wash cycles.
There are many different models of Kenmore Elite HE washers. If you do not see any apparent problem with excessive suds or need more help, resubmit your question with additional details and the full model number of your Kenmore Elite HE washer.
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