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Kenmore series 110 (several years old) agitates, but won't spin or drain

I accidently overloaded my washer (I tried to wash pillows). It stopped itself at the beginning of the spin cycle and now it won't spin at all. I removed the items and tried it on various cycles, so now it has water in it and it won't spin or drain! The dial advances itself automatically until it gets to the end of the agitate cycle. There was no smell, and there are no noises or movements, so I am assuming (hoping) I didn't burn the motor or belt or anything??? I am wondering if there is a breaker that got tripped within the washer? I know drum-style machines sometimes have a button you can press to reset after an overload trips it. Anyway, I'm not very handy, and I'm a renter, so I am hoping to find a simple solution that won't make me call a repairman!!

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  • aprilq Aug 14, 2007

    I took apart the cover (thanks for the detailed instructions), and found that the housing had cracked where the screws attached the switch to the lid. The part that the appliance guy sold me was COMPLETELY different from the one in the machine. I used epoxy to repair the cracked housing, but the machine still does the same thing. I am assuming that the whole switch is bad, so I will take it with me when I go back to that store. Hopefully this will solve the problem, and I will keep you posted. Mahalo (thank you) for your help.

  • aprilq Aug 20, 2007

    Update: I finally got the right part, and the washer is working!! Thanks again for the great detailed instructions. I will never be intimidated by a large appliance again! (Yeah right). But I can honestly say it was easier than giving birth, another feat that I recently accomplished for the first time. Thank you so much.

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April! DO NOT REMOVE THE BACK OF YOUR MACHINE!!! THIS IS NOT HOW YOU ACCESS THE PROBLEM!!! The problem is the lid switch. Look at the bottom of the lid, see that plastic "striker" on the right side? It fits into a slot in the top panel of the washer when the lid is closed. Underneath that slot is the lid switch held in place by the 2 screws you see there. UNPLUG YOUR WASHER!! OK, to access it for replacement... close the lid and look at the front of the control panel, on the far left and the far right you'll see "trim" pieces. Use a small flat screwdriver and pry these up and away from the panel, then remove them (they just snap in place). Exposed, now, are a phillips screw under each, remove these and set aside. Now lift and rotate the entire control panel up and out of the way. Now look on the far left and the far right again, you'll see 2 brass looking locking tabs. Use your phillips screwdriver again (this time as a prying tool) and poke the blade down into the top of the lid, then pry backwards (pushing the handle of your screwdriver toward the wall). The clips will pop out... set them aside. One more thing to disconnect... Look at the top panel, now exposed 'cause the control panel is out of the way, you'll see a white electrical connector with 3 wires (green, white and gray about 12" from the right side of the machine), remove this. OK, now to access the lid switch! Lift the lid and rotate the ENTIRE front cabinet toward you to about a 45 degree angle, then pull it out and away from the washer. Now you can remove the 2 screws holding the lid switch in place and the ground wire from under the cabinet. Then unplug the white connector away from the cabinet. Now you have the part in hand. Your model number (above) is not enough to go on for me to get you a part number. The model number is located on top of the cabinet, under where the lid hinges, in the center. Call your local appliance parts retailer and give them the model number OR take the now removed lid switch to them and ask for a replacement, (they WILL have one in stock for about $25.00). Installation is the exact opposite of removal. Sounds like a nightmare job, but it's not. Average time for your first one is an hour. (I've done so many, I can almost do it blindfolded in 15 minutes.)

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    Tracy Farrell Aug 14, 2007

    Way to go on your first lid switch access! Good job! Let us know how it turns out.

  • Tracy Farrell
    Tracy Farrell Aug 21, 2007

    Good job!!! Your first major appliance repair! Feels good doesn't it? Congratulations on your New Born, as well!

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Open washer's rear panel first and look that belt wasn't broken or moved from its place. Look as well if motor spins. Let me know with your results and we will see how can we assiste you. Good luck!

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