Question about Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer
Today we did a load of wash and the washer didn't stop filling up. It overflowed and caused who knows how much damage to the house.
It drains, just doesn't know when to stop filling up. After getting everything cleaned up, I started a cycle with an empty tub at "small load" water level. I continued to fill up. When it hit 3/4 I manually switched it to Spin and it drained.
To me, it appears that the Water Level switch is bad. Could it be something else?
Almost went and bought a switch until I widened by search for "kenmore washer 80 series overflow" and came up with this:
Turns out that a couple weeks ago, I had a really unbalanced load that probably shook off the tubing. Anyhow, saved me a trip to the supply store AND cost. Thanks to the original poster!
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
You are right, the switch for the water seems to have gone bad and should be replace. It is located next to the timer with a adjusting screw on it.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series overflow
The water level switch senses the water level in the wash tub. It does this through a plastic tube which runs from the switch in the control console down to the side of the outer tub, near the bottom . The tube is filled with air. As water enters the tub it also enters the tube. As water climbs inside the tube, it pushes on the air trapped inside and increases the air pressure. When the air pressure reaches a certain level, it triggers the switch. Inspect the air tube for kinks, breaks or damage. The tube should also be free of water. The tubing should be securely connected to the bottom of the outer tub and to the bottom of the water level switch. If the Tube is full of any water, remove it from the switch and replace it with a new one. Make sure that the new is correctly fitted to the switch.
The switch routes current from the timer control to the temperature switch and the water inlet valve when the tub needs to be filled. Once full, the pressure switch cuts the current and reroutes it to the motor on the timer control to continue the cycle. If the tube replacement dose not improve the fill performance, and it continues to overfill, replace the timer.
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.
It sounds like a defective Water level Switch:
See the following Whirlpool / Kenmore Service manual for top load, direct drive washers.
Also see the following for how to access the console.
The following diagram may also help locate the components.
Posted on Mar 28, 2010
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