Question about Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer
The washer does not drain the water out after the wash cycle. It started a month ago not spinning the water out enough but now it simply doesn't do it at all. This is weird to me because I can put the washer on the regular wash cycle and it works. It won't release the water or spin out after the wash cycle. Any help you can give me I really appreciate. I'm stuck with a washer full of water.
Sometimes you have to press down on the lid where the prong inserts into the opening on the inside top lip of the machine. Sometimes I'll leave a bottle of bleach on the lid to keep it tightly pressed down so the full cycle will go uninterrupted.
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
It's the control selector. They are kind of pricey (around $65) but fairly easy to replace. Screw the center of the control knob off counter clockwise, pull of the rear part of the control knob and you'll find two screws holding it on. Take the top of the control panel off and the selector can be removed. A new selector can be purchased at any appliance parts house. Take a picture of how the wires plug into the selector if needed. then its juts a matter of swapping them out and putting it all abck together. Takes about 30 minutes.
Posted on Mar 01, 2011
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM, WHICH IS WHY I AM ONLINE RESEARCHING THIS MODEL TO SEE THE SIZE, AS I WISH TO PURCHASE A LARGER MORE RELIABLE WASHER. IN THE MEANTIME, I FILL THE WASHER UP. LET THE CYCLE FINISH WITH THE LID UP. THE NEXT CYCLE WILL NOT START WITH LID UP. LET THE WATER DRAIN AND FILL UP AGAIN FOR THE RINSE. WHEN COMPLETE, OPEN THE LID AGAIN AND WAIT FOR CYCLE TO COMPLETE. WHEN CLOSING THE LID IT MAY NOT CATCH AND SPIN. IN THAT EVENT, LIFT THE LID AND CLOSE IT. REPEAT AS MANY TIMES AS NECESSARY IT WILL EVENTUALLY CATCH, AS FRUSTRATING AS IT MAY BE.
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
The timer has probably gone out.
Posted on May 12, 2008
The symptoms you describe are often caused by a lid switch malfunction. The switch may be loose or not making good contact. As you open and close the lid, you should hear a "clicking" sound as the lid switch is activated. If you do not hear the switch, check to make sure the lid strike in still intact. This is a small plastic piece mounted on the lid that pushes down on the switch through a slot on the wash tub opening on the right hand side. If this piece breaks off, it will give the same symptoms of a broken lid switch. Next, check the two mounting screws on the right side of the wash tub opening to make sure they are tight. These are the mounting screws for the lid switch. Sometimes they come loose and the switch does not make proper contact. If you attempt all these preliminaries, and the switch still does not seem to be working properly, replace it. A replacement can be found at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and the part will be located under the "Top and Cabinet" heading. For instructions on how to replace a lid switch, click on the following link:
This is a simple and inexpensive repair if you wish to accomplish this on your own. A replacement switch usually cost between $25 and $35. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you require further assistance.
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
this is the site to find out how to fix your washer.
you have a broken drive coupling.
it probably wont agitate or spin, but will fill and drain.
you need to remove 2 screws from the control panel, hinge it back and then remove the 2 brass colored clips that hold the cabinet to the base. once you do then pull the entire cabinet forwards to a 45 degree angle and pull it off the base.
then pull the 2 clips off pump and then 2 more on the motor. that will allow you to get to the drive coupling. you will find it to be broken.
replace it with part number 285753a for about 15-20 bucks.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
It sounds like you have a broken motor coupling. This is a very inexpensive and simple repair.
If the washer will fill and drain, but won't agitate or spin, you may have a broken motor coupling. The noise of the motor engaging, lack of agitation and ability to still drain are the usual symptoms. This is a common fail item with this model washer through normal wear and tear. Newer versions of the coupler are more resilient and resist breaking. The following link explains how to replace one:
The motor coupling is located between the drive motor and the transmission and takes the place of a drive belt. They do wear out and can break. The replacement part number is included in the link I provided and is an improved upgraded coupling that is more resilient. It should last longer. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
A replacement coupler can be purchased on line at appliancepartspros.com for about $11. Just use the part number in the link and "Search by Part Number" for your search criteria.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
load lite, and if the problem still is there let run empty a couple of times, if there is still a problem it is off track and a professional needs to go inside of it you can do it yourself but not recommended so call a pro!!!
Posted on Apr 21, 2010
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