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My Kenmore Washing Machine wont spin or drain. It will allow water to come in, but when the door is shut, it just gives off a slight humming noise. This washing machine is only 2 yrs old, so I'm assuming this is not anything major. Can you help?

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If that didn't work there is another possible solution... I had the same problem... and since I am cheap I like to make sure I try everything I can before buying parts... so heres what you do...

-Remove the front panel off the washing machine.
-Look on the side of the tub for where the pressure hose attaches to the base of it.
-Check for a build up of gunk in the hose near where the tube meets the tub... you'll probably notice wht looks like mildew... usually you can just pull it apart.
-I used pipe cleaners to clean out the end of the tube (you can usually unattach from both ends to make it wasier to work on)
-Now before you put it back together grab a can of compressed air and use it to blow down into where the hose connects (as there is usually a build up there too).
-Reassemble... TADA... if that fixed it you just saved yourself some $$$.
~~~~ Mittonman

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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