Question about Kenmore HE3T Washer
Since we are working on the drain side of things only 2 things can happen to not get the water out of your tub-1 the pump isn't working,something stuck in it- 2 you have blockage which we know is not in the trap-check conection to the tub and the pump and all discharge hoses-cheers Denny
Posted on Oct 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Water Leak inside drum
That's because the water fills from around the door bellow via the dispenser. Any small water leakage will probably go unoticed because it drains into the seam in the rubber boot into the wash tub UNDER the wash basket. As it accumulates, it will eventually fill to a point where it is visible in the wash basket. It sounds like you have a water inlet valve that is failing. That's the only way water gets into the washer. It passes from the the water taps, through the inlet valve, through the flowmeter and into the dispenser. If the inlet valve is leaking, you probably have a diaphragm in the valve not closing properly, or a bad solenoid. I would recomend replacing it. To access, you will need to remove the top panel of the washer by removing the three screws in the back of the washer that hold the top panel in place. With the screws removed, the panel slides back, then off. The water inlet valve is located on the left-hand side in the rear of the washer (facing from the front) where the fill hoses connect. You will need to shut off the water supply, disconnect main power, remove the electrical connections to the solenoids, remove the any hoses and finally the mounting screw to remove. If you post back with your complete model number (located aorund the door opening), I can provide you with a part number. If you have further questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
The rubber seal is called the "bellow". Replacements can be ordered on line at searspartsdirect.com, appliancepartspros.com, or repairclinic.com. All three sites offer great service, so shop around for the best prices.
For instructions on how to replace the bellow yourself, follow this link:
This is not a difficult repair, but it can be a bit intimidating to a beginner. If you have questions along the way, or require additional assistance, please let me know before you rate the solution. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
OK, what you are experiencing is a timer mechanism fault. the timer motor is malfunctioning. anytime you have to manually advance the timer knob, this will signal a fault within the control mech. this is easily fixed by, replacing the timer control module. i will place a link to the actual part needed to fix this issue. you can also purchase this timer on line at this site if you wish.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
TRY TURNING THE DRUM BY HAND IF IT DOES NOT MOVE YOU PROBABLY HAVE A BAD MOTOR IF IT MOVES VERY EASILY YOU HAVE A BROKEN BELT. IF IT MOVES WITH SOME RESISTANCE TRY CHECKING THE VOLTAGE AT THE MOTOR IT BE A BAD WIRE
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
It sounds like the water inlet valve is letting water enter the machine at times when it shouldn't.
The valve can be replaced and is part number 8181694 it runs about $40.00. The valve can be accessed by taking 3 screws out of the machine top located on the back of the machine, slide the top up and back to remove. The fill hoses connect to the valve in the back and the remainder of the connections are inside from the top.
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
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It is possible that the machine does not start off the cycle because there are errors due to feedback from the inputs. For the program to start up the main program controller must initiate the INLET/MOTOR/DRAIN pump/ valve to open up and allow each function to be driven starting from the flow of water into the drum as also the drain valve to open to exit the water at the point of the program cycle. If this does not happen then the voltage at the valve/motor/pump must be checked or the fault relates to no voltage from the controller. This means the controller is a suspect.
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