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Kenmore 70 series won't spin but will drain

If I catch the machine in time and open and close the lid it spins or if I push knob to turn off and then pull knob to turn back on in without changing cycle the spin cycle will kick in. If I don't catch it in time i have to start the spin cycle over. Please help

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  • housefull197 Feb 15, 2009

    It solved my problem, ended up having to buy a book though lol to show me how to change the switch out. It was a new experience for me but definetly saved me the cost of having someone else do it. Thanks a bunch

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This is joyce
It is your switch in the lid, replace it you should be fine, how old is this machine? if this is not it go to kenmorel.com and get your manuel and try to get some help with your machine their. or I can help call a technician in your area let me know.
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Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Washer will not drain

By lifting the lid you are performing the job of the timer. In your unit you have a neutral drain transmission and the timer is programmed to end the washing cycle by stopping the motor. When it starts back up, it reverses and the transmission is in the neutral state. The water drains and after about 3-4 minutes, the timer is suppose to disconnect power to the motor thus stopping the transmission inducing the transmission to shift into spin. When it starts back up, it spins. So when you lift the lid, you pause the motor and the transmission shifts. Close it and it spins. Replace the timer and you will be fine. If I can help further.....

Waiting to hear from you,
Eric Campion

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 series. It won't agitate, drain, or

Does it make motor noise?
Check for belt issue if there is a motor noise and no spin.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore 70 series heavy duty washer that

Check your lid switch. This is the most common cause of the problem you are experiencing. Symptoms may include, filling and stopping on the intial fill cycle, a wash tub that will not drain, and stopping right after the wash cycle and not advancing to rinse or spin cycles.

The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

On some models, the lid switch is located under the top casing by one of the lid hinges. You will know if you if you have this type of switch, because It does not have a lid strike and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This switch is actuated (toggled) by a rod on the lid hinge. With this type of switch, if you locate it and it can be toggled by hand, you may only need to adjust the actuator by bending it slightly.

A replacement lid switch (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The average price is about $20 - $30 if you perform the repair yourself. Prices differ between sites so shop and compare.


If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please post back and let me know. This is a very simple repair that you can easily perform yourself. I hope this information is helpful.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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SOURCE: How do I get to the lid switch? Kenmore 70 Series

Try this link to sears parts.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Posted on Mar 31, 2011

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