Question about Kenmore 43142 Front Load Washer
I have checked all the connections and the washer won't start. Someone said it might be the lid switch, but discovered that's not the problem. Any suggestions on where to go next?
Check to see whether power is getting to the washing machine. Is it plugged in? Has a fuse blown or is a circuit breaker tripped?
Lid switch If the lid switch is defective, your washer can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washer to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
Some machines have a special lid-switch fuse near the lid switch, inside the control panel. If this fuse blows, the unit won't fill with water until you replace the fuse.
bad start switch, sometimes the contacts in the start switch will arc and burn causing starting up problems.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
Is your washer getting power? The first things to check if your washer suddenly
stops working are your circuit breaker, lid switch, or fuse box. After making
sure there is power to the appliance, you can start troubleshooting other
problems. To verify there is power at the outlet, try plugging in a small
electric appliance such as a hair dryer or radio.
Sometimes the motor will overheat and then requires a cool down period before it will restart.
Is the machine in a pause cycle? Is the lid up? Washers will not spin or agitate if the lid is up. There is a lid switch probe that can sometimes become dislodged. This is generally a little plastic piece that is in the hole under the lid on the washer. This probe activates the lid switch when the lid is put down. Manually advance the timer if the pause is too long.
There are some washer models out there that will not run at all until the water is filled to the level that has been selected. Sometimes the mechanical timer knob on certain washers doesn't exactly line up with the graphics on the control panel. You can try advancing the timer slightly and pull the knob out again to see if it will start.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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When the washer fills but does not agitate or spin then you can check if the lid switch is fine. You can jump start the lid switch by connecting both the wires with each other or use the third wire to act as jumper between the two. After this if the problem is solved then replacing lid switch is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
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