Kenmore Front Loading Washer started vibrating wildly.
The washer started vibrating wildly after 4-5 years of good service. I removed the back panel and rotated the drum and motor thinking bearings might be a problem, but they seem ok. The shock absorbers seem ok too, although I never saw inspected them before the problem and have no reference. I downloaded the Electrolux manual from online but saw no troubleshooting for my problem. Any help? Thanks!
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Kenmore front loading washing machines will give you years of service.
Sometimes things do go wrong, especially after the warranty runs out.
Troubleshooting a Kenmore front loading washing machine could save you a
lot of money on a repair bill. Before you call a service technician to
fix your machine, attempt to resolve the issue through simple fixes
first. Washer Code Messages
Your Kenmore front loading washing machine has an LED display that will give you error codes. Will Not Spin
If your washing machine does not
spin, check to make sure the door has latched completely. Also remember
that if your machine is in the SUD cycle it will not spin until it has
eliminated the suds. Washer Is Noisy
If the washer is making noise or
vibrating, check to make sure it is still level. If it is out of level
you can change this by adjusting the feet. Metal belt buckles and
buttons in your laundry could be causing the noise as well.
Door Stays Locked After Cycle
At the end of the wash cycle,
the lock will disengage after about 30 seconds. If it does not, it may
be because the machine still detects that the water has not completely
drained. Just select "Drain" and "Spin" and let the washer go through
the cycle. Your door should unlock.
No do not replace the shipping bolts. I assume you have a front loading washer. The tub is secured by bolts during transport. Then they have to be removed so that the washer will operate properly without damaging the machine.
I have the same washer and problem. I've had mine for just over five years with no problems, but I've had other top loading washers for as many as 12 years. I solved the problem with the Kenmore 44042 as follows:
1. Remove the washer from the laundry room and move it to the garage.
2. Go to Lowe's and purchase a Roper top loading washer for $300.
3. Install the new Roper in place of the Kenmore 44042.
4. Create and sign an agreement with yourself to never purchase another Kenmore product.
Hello, lean the washer back, place something underneath it to hold it back( place 2 2x4 blocks either side), remove 3 screws with star driver...remove panel. You will see the drain filter right beside the pump. Good Luck! Mike
If you've removed the screws and the panel sticks, tapping on each side will knock it loose. The panel should drop down, then off. You can also try propping the two front feet of the washer up slightly for better access. A 2x4 works real well. This will allow more room for the panel to drop and gives better access to the screws. The washer is very heavy, so you may need some assistance to lift the front. Either lift from the bottom, or place your hands on the front facing of the cabinet to push the washer back. DO NOT push on the door or control panel.
If you still need assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Try leveling the washer so that it is about half a bubble biased towards the rear. This usually helps front loading washers balance properly even if the installation instructions say that it should be perfectly level. This can also aid draining problems.
Also, some newer front loading washing machines are simply prone to dramatic vibration even when they is "anti-vibration" or "vibration reduction" systems. You can never go wrong installing an anti-vibration pad under the washer. Good Vibrations Inc, Kellett Enterprises and The Vibration Solution all have good products. The Vibration Solution seems to have figured out the best solution and offers excellent support and return policies.
Washer anti-vibration pads
If all else fails call the retailer and ask for an exchange.
take the front bottom panel off. inside there is a drain pump. you need to remove filter from drain pump its look like a knob. be careful because their is water inside your drain pump so use some big thing for water. clean your filter. put filter back tight. i hope will solve your problem.
1. Remove the lower panel under the door by loosening the three screws under the bottom edge on the front of the washer. HINT: If you prop up the front feet of the washer with some small blocks of wood, this will make access to the screws much easier. 2. With the screws removed, the lower panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, a light tap on either side will knock it loose. 3. Reach your hand up inside the washer behind the front casing on the right-hand side. This is where the door latch assembly is located. 4. At the bottom of the door latch assembly is a small pull tab. This is the manual release for the door. Pull the tab straight down and the door will come open.
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