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IT wont start washing

I have a Kenmore Elite HE3 it has power put the wash cycle wont start. Any tips???

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  • monica_joyce Apr 20, 2009

    The washer wont do anything. There are no sounds or err messages. Usually there is a click at the beggining of the cycle and then the water starts, now I get nothing.

  • Al Stella Apr 21, 2009

    our washer is doing the same thing. my wife said it started earlier today and she just kept opening and closing the door. And it finally worked.

    It sounds like the switch on door that controls the lock before the washer will operate is not working. I have the owners manual and the repair parts list and exploded view of complete washer. I am looking for this switch bur have not found it yet. My washer is a 42832 purchased on 10/02.

  • Al Stella Apr 21, 2009

    I have the same problem with a Model 42832 201 purchased on 10/02. It may be the switch that senses that the door is shut. I do not get the locking noise and the water is not flowing into washer.

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If it fills with water or has filled and wont go any further then suspect the door switch< latch assembly has switch> if it doesn't fill then possibly water valve not working,if neither of these seem accurate then please give more info

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    Brent Reddick Apr 20, 2009

    unit has be operable for code to appear so this is somewhat puzzeling to me water is first to start in cycle and if nothing happens then water valve failure should show code, I know this sounds silly but you should check that there is water to the unit before going any further.

  • Brent  Reddick
    Brent Reddick Apr 21, 2009

    door latch was my first inclination and just a little more help parts can be found at a company called sundberg appliance parts, have got parts from them in past and they have allways been good to me."no" not employed by them,lol

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