Question about Kenmore 43142 Front Load Washer
Kenmore Front Loader Mdl 417.40042990
Unit turns on, fills with water, then sometimes starts turning, but fails to turn in later wash and/or rinse cycles. Water drains out, but I still cleaned pump of coins, nails and spring, but problem persist. Motor spins freely withou belt, but when cleaning pulley with toothbrush I could sometimes slow it down. Also when turning, the pulley is shorted to power and I detected a slight shock when cleaning pulley grooves with a metal knife while pulley was turning!
Sometimes it looks like it tries to turn, but will rock back and forth a few times until it stops or sometimes starts turning. It looks like it doesn't have enough power to start turning when there is a full load.
Rocking the large tub pulley sometimes gets it started.
I am going to first check if I have a slow drain problem, as sometimes it just sits there after draining and refilling, until the next drain cycle.
Then I am going to measure the motor's resistance next, as accompaning tech sheet says it should be 2.6 ohms between 1-2, or 2-3 or 1-3 and 184 ohms between 5-6.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hello - Washer not filling with water can be caused by many reasons. Most common cause is a faulty switch that doesn't allow the value inside turn or a kinked fill hose. Other possibilities can be water valve faults, faulty control board, pressure switch or wiring failure. Are the house valves turn on fully? Contact a professional to move forward accurately?
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