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I have a Kenmore 90 series top load washing machine, when it goes into the wash cycle, the aggitator functions , but jerks and makes a clicking sound. Also, causes the lights to blink in the house. I bought it new 10 years ago.

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  • wash board Apr 18, 2009

    I checked the speed controller and the aggitator jerks in ex-slow and slow speed... fast speed works OK...

  • wash board Apr 19, 2009

    The model number is 110.28912790. Thanks

  • wash board Apr 23, 2009

    We received th part today and installed it, but unfortunately the problem still exists. Any other ideas? Thanks

  • wash board Apr 23, 2009

    our connection has 5 selections the replacement only had 4 .. ??



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Check your speed selector switch. If it's in between settings, it'll cause the symptoms you describe.


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    Tracy Farrell Apr 18, 2009

    There ya go! The diagnosis is a failed speed selector switch. If you could provide the model number, I'll look up the parts for you. (the model number is on the top panel underneath the lid in the back.)


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    Tracy Farrell Apr 19, 2009

    The part number you'll need is a 3406241.Here's a picture of it. If you don't have a local appliance parts retailer, you can order it from that link or you can get one from Sears. (Or you can just plug the part number into a search engine and price shop... I found one here for $37.25!)

    Watch this video to learn how to access the controls...

    That's all there is to it! (Please don't forget to "upgrade" the rating of this solution, Thanks!)


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    Tracy Farrell Apr 23, 2009

    Yes, following the instructions in the video (above), remove the cabinet. Down at the motor, you'll see a wire harness that connects to it. Make sure that all the wires are connected tightly.

    If that checks out OK, the next suspect is the timer. In order to definitively determine what the culprit is, I'm afraid some advanced diagnostic tools/skills will be required. In this case, I recommend calling a local appliance repair company. Find out what their service call/diagnostic charge is (ours is $65 for arrival, diagnosis and repair quote... if our customer chooses to have the repair done, we discount the diagnostic charge by 50%.) and hire a qualified tech to come diagnose it using his test equipment so you know EXACTLY what is going on here.

    I'm sorry that I directed you to the wrong conclusion to your washer problem. This is, after all, a free on line repair service. I do my best (based on my knowledge of all of the makes and models on the market) to conclude the appropriate repair. Your's, however is a bit of a conundrum.




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