Question about Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore 80 series-water level gauge not working

We repaired the lid switch today and now tried to run a load. The lid switch works but for some reason the tub is over-filling. There seems to be no difference in Small-Medium-Large loads...any suggestions?

Posted by on

  • kmaxa13 Mar 01, 2009

    No we didn't tip it or lay it on the back...but somehow mysteriously, it is now working!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 842 Answers

Did you tip the unit on its side or its back to change the switch? If so, then read on and I may have an idea for you: The water level is controlled by a small pipe that goes into the drum somewhere low down and leads up to a little bellows device (It looks like a spinning top, about 4 inches or so in diameter with a (usually clear plastic) pipe about the thickness of a pencil connected to it and 2 wires. The other end of the pipe is immersed in the water in the tub and as the water rises, so it slightly compresses the air in the pipe, operating the bellows device and throwing a power switch to isolate the water inlet valve. If you have tipped the unit on its side or back, a little water may have got into this pipe. With the water in the pipe, more water is required in the tub before the air in the pipe is compressed enough to operate the bellows. Find the unit, find the pipe, clear out any water in it and the chances are that you fix your problem.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How do you remove the top off the washing machine to replace the lid switch in a kenmore super capacity 80 series?


The following link explains step-by-step how to replace the lid switch on a Kenmore top loader:

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

If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Oct 26, 2010 | Kenmore 3.2 cu. ft. Plus Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore 80 series won't agitate


You will need to check you water level switch. Sound like it is bad or has something clogging it. You can test it like this. Find the tube that runs from the back of the level switch down to the outer tub. Unplug it from the tub. Now turn machine on so that it will start to fill. Now blow pressure into the tube. If it does not cut the water off, you have a bad switch. I would think it's bad. I see them about 5 ir 6 times a week.
Please rate solution if helpful.

Aug 15, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore Mod# 110.25842400 lid switch


The following link gives you step-by-step instructions on how to replace a lid switch on a Kenmore top loader:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

If you have any questions about this repair, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Jul 15, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

2 Answers

Kenmore 80 Series - machine won't rinse or spin


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.

Feb 27, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore 80 Series - water wont fill to full load


remove edge decore trims from left and right side front of control panel8b608f8.jpg
remove phillips screws from bottom corners of contol panel
remove knob from water level selector
raise control panel ~1 inch then flip over backwords on pivots
depress lock tab on right/underside of water level control body where it touches metal mount plate
rotate water level control body 45deg anti clockwise
pull body off
top side of body next to knob shaft is 1/8 hex head bolt
turn clockwise to rais water level
anticlockwise to lower water level
machine can be operated with this part not fitted so can check level. fill, adjust screw, fill will start again, adjust screw, until water level is correct
reinstall in reverse order
Incidentally, the cause is a VERY small wire spring inside the control body that is not really up to the task, and stretches over years.
Its a common occurrence, and I make this repair, on callouts, no parts required, couple times a month you may have to flip the switch to reset to get the water to restart filling

Oct 25, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

4 Answers

Kenmore 80 series won't spin


If it agitates and drains. leaving your clothes clean but soaking wet. It is most likely the transmission/gearbox. the motor is working otherwise it would not agitate. it is stuck in agitate mode and cannot "shift" into spin mode. new transmission will cost 140-170 and takes 2 or so hours to replace depending on skill level. total repair cost parts+labor $300ish you may want to ante up for a new machine at this point. if you cant to the labor yourself.
part# should be this: tho double check using your own model#
Part # AP3096209

Jan 13, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer Logo

59 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Jesus  Colon
Jesus Colon

Level 1 Expert

12 Answers

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...