Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
Filled then stopped, will on only agitate at appropriate dial positions, but does nothing else at all in any other dial position. model #82672110
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Washer does nothing but FILL!!
suspect timer contacts bad but ck wire harness to motor just to be sure also if i remember correctly those may also have off balance switch that would cause problems but not sure if water would run in if they are bad ..sorry oldfixer memory ain't what it use to be
Posted on May 02, 2008
SOURCE: Fills, then nothing
This is a symptom of a loose or defective lid switch. If you open and close the washer lid, you should hear the "clicking" sound of the lid switch as it is activated. If you do not hear anything, check to make the switch has not come loose. Sometimes a simple tightening of the mounting screws will re-align the switch to its proper location. If the switch is broken and does not function, click on the following link for advice on how to replace the lid switch for a Whirlpool washer.
Most lid switches are located on the right hand side of the wash tub opening under the rim of the external case. There will be a small hole where a plastic piece on the lid (called a lid strike) pushes down on a contact. Make sure the lid strike is not broken off. This will also cause the same symptoms.
On other models, the lid switch is located on the left-hand side in the by the hinge of the lid under the washer casing rim. This switch is out of view and is activated by a rod on the lid switch hinge. Sometimes the rod requires adjusting to correct a simple contact problem. NOTE: Your washer will not have the small opening on the right-hand side of the wash tub rim if equipped with this type of lid switch).
Please post back if you require further assistance. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.
First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.
Newer model Whirlpool / Kenmore washers use a Lid Switch as a safety device. Unless the switch senses that the lid on the washer is closed, the washer will neither agitate nor spin.
Older models only used the switch during the spin cycle.
Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.
This is a Whirlpool PDF on how these washers operate. It has a diagram on jumping the switch as well as a detailed section on how the transmission works.
It also has a troubleshooting guide.
To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.
Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.
With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.
If it works, the Lid Switch is a relatively inexpensive part and only requires you to access the console and remove the cabinet.
Posted on Jun 29, 2010
The most common cause of the problem you just described is a lid switch malfunction or lid strike (actuator) problem. Symptoms may include, filling and stopping on the intial fill cycle, stopping right after the wash cycle, not advancing to rinse or spin cycles, and a wash tub that will not drain.
The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike" or "Actuator") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:
On some models, the lid switch is located under the top casing by one of the lid hinges. You will know if you if you have this type of switch, because It does not have a lid strike and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This switch is actuated (toggled) by a rod on the lid hinge. With this type of switch, if you locate it and it can be toggled by hand, you may only need to adjust the actuator by bending it slightly.
NOTE: You do not have to drain or bail the water from the washer tub to perform this repair. Once a defective lid switch is replaced, the washer should drain normally.
Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:
If the model number is correct, the part number for a replacement switch is 279347. The actuator part number is 359807.
The average price of a replacement lid switch is about $20 - $30 if you perform the repair yourself. Prices will vary between sites so shop and compare. If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please post back and let me know. This is a very simple repair that you can easily perform without the assistance of a repairman.
If this advice does not help you enough, repairclinic.com has a Repair Manual you can order to assist you with all your repairs. The part number is 1170635 and is priced at about $20.
Searspartsdirect.com also has a repair manual for about the same price. Part number 4314044L. I hope this information is helpful to you.
Posted on Jul 04, 2010
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