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Kenmore 80 Series - machine won't rinse or spin

Tried to wash a load last night - wash cycle works fine, but when I went to switch the laundry, the clothes were sitting in the water and the machine stopped after the wash cycle and would not rinse or spin. Any ideas??

I really hate to have Sears come out and drop a small fortune on this repair.

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  • kmaxa13 Feb 28, 2009

    Thank you! The model number is 23812100. Moving the timer manually does nothing.

    From reading other similar problems here, sounds like it's the lid switch to me. I just wish it was easier to fix.

  • kmaxa13 Feb 28, 2009

    How difficult is it to change the lid switch? I thought I saw some instructions how to do this and it requires disassembling the majority of the machine. Is that right?

    Can you tell me where I can buy the lid switch?

  • kmaxa13 Feb 28, 2009

    THANK YOU!!!



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Manually move the timer to the SPIN mode and turn it on.
If nothing happens, replace the lid switch.
With a model number I could be more specific.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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    steve Feb 28, 2009

    You have a bad lid switch.

    You can change it yourself.

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    steve Feb 28, 2009

    Sears or any appliance parts house in your city has the switch.

    Remove 2 phillips screws on the right and left corners of the control panel.

    Lift the control panel to the rear of the machine.

    Snap out 2 metal clips holding the cabinet to the rear of the machine.

    Unplug the wire harness connector to the lid switch.

    Remove the cabinet by pulling it forward.

    Remove the old lid switch and install the new one inside the cabinet.

    Reverse the above order to re-install the cabinet.

    Make sure the bottom front of the cabinet goes UNDER the front chassis frame.


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Have same kenmore mod# 23812 that was my exact problem people shutting the lid to hard broke the switch.

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