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Re: my kenmore 400 washer won't start, won't fill at...
It appears your dual inlet water valve or timer has failed in this instance.
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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell. In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
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turn the machine over &inspect the belt.Get the make n model # of it &go to an appliance shop give them the #'s and take machine &prop it against the wall on a tilt &loosen the bolts that hold the pump on REMEMBERING where they go loook at the way the belt is positioned &put&match the new belt where it goes,its like a figure 8 around this place &around that place &carefully take the old belt off &attach it and then but the belt on the pump that u took off &take a bar &tighten the slack up on the pump.Install the boths and there u go try it and let me know. I did it once with a Maytag washer when I was 8 months pregnant and The washer is doing just fine.
Double check the cord to make sure all the wires are hooked up to the washer correctly, check your breaker/fuse box to make sure you don't have a tripped breaker or blown fuse, and check the outlet for power by plugging a known working item into it or using a circuit checker.
If the washer is getting power, try holding the power button down(if there is one) for 3-5 seconds.
If that doesn't help, here's a link to LG's customer support options: http://www.lg.com/us/support/contact-customer-service
Usually when you have a washer that will not drain, first check if the drain hose is kinked or too high above the washer (8 ft is the limit of the washer pump). Next check if there is a blockage in your drain (often a stand pipe) or if the air can't get into the stand pipe. The final thing to check is for foreign objects in the pump to drain hose area that block the drain. (This requires getting into the pump and disconnecting the hose. Keep a bucket ready to catch the water that will pour out of the washer.)
I found your answer to another person's problem with the LG washer/dryer not turning on. We have the same problem. My husband found a piece of plastic near one set of the fuses that looks warped - like it got too hot. Is there any advice you can give? It's a piece next to the box by the main power cord with a metal coil.
Good day, No fuses. Unless you checked the power with a volt meter, I still would question the power cord. Also, check the outlet you plugged it into. plug a lamp ect. into it to prove power. If no luck, and it won't spin in the spin in the spin mode with the lid down, then it would have to be a bad timer. Of course there's the proverbial broken wire.
I would call Maytag directly and ask them to replace this washer for you or have them provide FREE to you, at least a lifetime warranty on the pump and a five year warranty on the rest of the washer parts. Sounds like you got a lemon unless you wash lots of rugs or have a hair salon. If this is the case, you won't be able to get a new warranty, but if it is NOT the case, I'd take this all the way to the head of Maytag and they should make this right for you. I hope this turns out well for you, I'd like to know the outcome. The best of luck to you!
most likely suspect is the heater. undo wires from heater and see if fault persists. if not, heater is down to earth and will have to be replaced. another possibility is a leak causing some of the wiring to be wet