Question about Washing Machines
Possible that the timer is not switching the circuit to the designed cycles and so it does not go to the spin mode. It can be due to loss in mechanical contact due to worn out points or dirt accumulation. Use a cleaner, WD40 , could be good to try on the timer before you can estimate the cost of a timer.
Posted on Jan 21, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The start of the spin cycle is dependent on the pump pumpin out water and the later level switch sensing that the water level is low enough. The water level switch has (usually) a clear tube connected to it and is found in the control panel. You will want to check continuity at different times. First you will fill the tub to the highest water level. Then unplug the machine. By screwing in the screw on the water level switch. Scew it all the way in. then you will check continutity. there should be no cont. between green and brown. and there should be cont between green and black or yellowblack. Do this continuity test with the wires off the switch. Once this test is complete, reattach the wires and plug in the machine and set the timer on spin or drain. When the tub is pumped dry, stop the spin cycle and unplug the washer and do the continuity test again. This time you should have continutiy from green to brown. and no continuity from green to black or yellowblack. Now when i mention the colors that means the placement where those wires were. Make note before you remove them so that you can get them back to place. If you do not get these readings, the water level switch is bad, or there is a leak in the air pressure tube leading to it. At that point I would replace the entire switch and tube. I wish you the best of luck.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
It sounds like there is a dead spot in the timer. The timer is the control device behind the large knob on the right. The timer part number for you machine is 3955761 and runs about $150.00 for the part.
Posted on Apr 20, 2010
Almost always the lid switch.
Here is a good tutorial on replacing it. It should be noted there are 3 different lid switches depending on your model, and as well, the screws that hold the top console may be in 3 different locations.
Bottom left and right, bottom left and right but under plastic end caps that have to be unclipped and finally on the bottom but at the rear.
Kenmore's are built by Whirlpool.
Posted on May 12, 2010
Read the numerous threads, most are pertaining to Whirlpool, but it is the same issue/resolution. Hope this helps!
Posted on Oct 21, 2011
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