Question about Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer
My washer was purchased in 1987, it has been in storage for at least 15 yrs. I have since started using it and it works fine for 2-3 loads then the problems start. The washer has to sit for at least a week before its fine again.
I do not use perm press cycle anymore because after the first rinse it will not drain, spin nor agitate.
The cotton/sturdy cycle misses the first rinse cycle, trips the circuit breaker, the console makes a popping sound at the final rinse with shooting sparks(this happens after washing my 2nd load). The popping and sparks have caused two burn holes on my front panel.
Also, I have to turn the knob several times before it will make the connection to wash and sometimes it does something opposite of what it is suppose to do i.e. spin and its filling up with water or agitating.
What could the problem be or is it time for a new washer?
You probably have a bad or burnt contact in the timer. it could have had bugs get into it during the storage. it does happen. a new timer could cost 120-150 bucks and i dont think you will have much luck with an over 20 year old washer. if you did replace the timer then what would be the next thing to fail?
save your money and go out and buy a new roper or whirlpool built unit. roper is the cheaper version from whirlpool and has the exact same parts.
you can find a new unit for about 275-300 bucks. it will be a much better choice for you in the long run.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
You should have a couple screws in back or on the sides of the front panel. UNPLUG your washer and take this panel cover off. Check for loose wires and bad connections at the terminals. If you find a frayed/cut wire you can use electrical tape to fix the issue. It might be something as simple as a loose connector, but if it looks like a broken connector try to take that part to a repairman in your area for servicing.
I would advise that you leave this washer UNPLUGGED completely until you get it fixed/replaced, though. This is the type of thing that starts undetectable house fires in the middle of the night...
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
probably your drain pump leaking it has a seal right where it attaches to motor,,,,mine is leaking there but haven't replaced it yet! lol
Posted on Feb 28, 2010
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