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Washing machine will not complete rinse cycle.

Wash and agitate cycle work properly. On the rinse, a little water comes in but then stops. Can hear "humming" which is probably the pump. I usually just manually fill it at this point and then when the water level is reached it works properly for the rest of the rinse and spin. Prior to this problem i replaced the timer and water level switch and have replaced the water inlet pump a few times already.

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SOURCE: Washer fills/agitates and stops prior to draining

If pump works fine or still pumps out water, then it is a timer malfunction. Replace the timer and you should be fine. To locate a part number for your timer, refer to www3.sears.com with the model number off your washer.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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gabehart....sounds like belt is slipping. Replace it. The water pump is on a separate smaller motor so is not affected by the agitator/spin motor.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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SOURCE: machine fills and agitates, but won't drain

Please empty your machine and run the machine empty. If the washer goes through the whole cycle without any clothes. Please let me know

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: machine fills and agitates, but won't drain

It sounds like you pump is clogged. If there is something stuck in your pump the motor can't spin it to drain the water. If that is the problem then it's easy to fix. Simply clear the pump and put it back on, just make sure to clamp off the hoses to the pump with hose clamps or you will have water every where. If that is not the problem though then it means that your timer is bad and that is a little more expensive. Try the pump first though and hope that that is all it is. If not, like I said, you will need a new timer but most likely your pump is just clogged with something that is causing the pump motor to not spin. It could be a coin or a hair pin or even a sock or something. Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore front-load washer stops at rinse cycle

When the washer initially fills for the wash, is it only hot water entering the drum? Try switching the water temperature between hot and cold as it fills. If any of them show little or no water getting through, it sounds too easy but check to make sure water supply taps are on, and that the cold/hot fill hoses aren't reversed. Remove the fill hoses and check any of the screen filters for blockage (in the hoses and in the inlet water valve). When the machine stops and waits to fill but all you hear is a hum, it sounds like there is power going to the valve but water is not able to get through it.
Good luck!

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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