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Re: 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.....
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Check door switch: If
the lid switch is bad it will not drain or spin. Try this test: With lid open
let it finish wash cycle. Press lid switch down with screwdriver. Washer should begin draining.
Release switch. Motor should stop. Press
switch a second time. Washer should
start spinning as it continues to drain. If motor doesn't come on while lid
switch is pressed, replace the switch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q942xn_2VXY Click if helped.
You need to replace the lid switch. This is located under the case. you have to take the case off to change this part. This is done by taking the 2 screws out of the front of the control panel. Then flip the panel back and remove the 2 brass clips that hold on the case. Then you can remove the whole washer case to get acces to the lid switch. This is a very common problem and an easy problem to fix.
Timer is defective. Your unit has a netural drain. When finished agitating, the shuts down and then starts up reversing to drain and spin. On the initial reverse start, the water drains without the transmission spinning. After a timed period 3-4 minutes, the timer is supposed to pause, stopping the motor for a few seconds. When the motor stops again, the transmission shift to the spin cycle and when the timer resumes power tothe motor it should spin. You are doing the same thing when you lift the lid...stopping the timer and then the tranny shifts and when you set the lid down, the washer spins. Replace the timer.......
Okay...I'm a little confused on your symptoms. You initially said it fills, but doesn't agitate or spin, but drains. Then, you finished with the washer filling, no agitate or spin, but now doesn't drain. Which one is it? The symptoms you describe are usually associated with the following: 1. Fills, may or may not agitate, won't spin or drain - lid switch. 2. Fills, may or may not agitate, won't spin, but still drains - motor coupling. 3. Fills, may or may not agitate, won't spin or spins slow - gear case. 4. Fills, agitates, spins, but does not drain – water pump. NOTE: These are the more common failure items with these symptoms. Double check the lid switch by opening and closing the lid. You should hear a clicking noise to indicate the switch is working. The switch is located under the top panel along the wash tub rim on the right-hand side. If not, check to make sure the lid strike (small plastic piece on the lid itself) is in place. This activates the lid switch when the lid is closed. Also, check the mounting screws along the rim (there are two of them) to see if they are tight. If the motor coupling were bad, the washer would still drain, but there would be a rattling sound as the washer tries to spin or agitate. If you need replacement parts, go to searspartsdirect.com and type in your model number in the "Search by Model Number" window. The lid switch can be found under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item number 11 (part #3949238).Instructions on how to replace are located at the following link: http://www.fixya.com/support/r385199-replacing_lid_switch_whirlpool_top If you wish to replace the motor coupling, the part can be found under the “Brake/Clutch/Gearcase/Motor/Pump” heading as item number 13 (part #285753A).If you need instructions on how to replace, just follow this link: http://www.fixya.com/support/r385250-replacing_motor_coupling_kenmore_top Now, there’s a couple of ways to drain the washer. If it’s a simple lid switch problem, you don’t need to drain the washer to replace the switch.With a broken switch repaired, the washer will run and drain by itself.However, if you wish to drain the tub you can use a shop vac to pull a vacuum on the drain hose.This may take a few times depending on the size of the shop vac.These wash tubs typically have about a 35 gallon capacity.If you do not own a shop vac, you can by-pass the lid switch by jumpering the two BLACK wires at the lid switch connector that is connected to the console.CAUTION: Make sure you UNPLUG the washer before jumpering, then plug back in. I hope this information is helpful to you.If I’m wrong about the symptoms, please post back and update me on what the washer is or is not doing, so I can assist you further.
First thing is to remove the 2 screws from the console, they may be hidden in the front or bacl of console. After removing screws, lightly push the base of the console towards the front of the washer and pick up. This will expose your lid switch connection. Using a jumper wire, jump out the black and white wires then try advancing your washer into spin/drain. The culprit will usually be the lid switch assy.
i have a kenmore 70 series washer model 10020722990
it will fill with water but will not wash. if you put it on spin the water will drain but it will not spin. it sounds like the motor turning. is it a clutch that has broken.