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Final spin cycle for kenmore 417.40042990

My washer will not do the final spin cycle in any mode of wash, regular,perm press,etc. until I move the timer back to the begining of the final spin cycle after the initail cycle is over.The motor and timer have been changed.

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  • zbrook1 Oct 05, 2007

    Pump has been checked and is clean. Also seems to be working fine.Im not sure but I think the drain hose is not abstructed because it seems to drain the other spin cycles during the wash cycle. Where is the pressure hose that has the rubber hose that I should check? And yes I can go right to final spin after the initail cycle is over(buzzer and all) and it will work fine...another reason I dont think its a drain hose.

  • zbrook1 Oct 05, 2007

    Also where is the pressure switch?

  • zbrook1 Oct 05, 2007

    They were replaced to try and cure problem

  • mylpbiz Feb 20, 2009

    I have a similar problem with my Kenmore Super Capacity 3.5. It goes through the cycle and when it comes to the final spin, it stops and after several minutes it begins to beep and the lights flash. It does rotate during washing cycle.

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This is an interesting problem. How long does it have to sit before you can get it to spin? Can you let it go through the cycle and then immediatly put it into spin and it work? This machine will not spin until the pressure switch senses the water has drained. So you could have a slow drain, a clogged pressure hose, or faulty switch. A clogged hose or faulty switch would usually cause it to fill with more water than normal also. A slow drain is most likely, check the drain hose when it is draining and see if it is putting out a strong flow or just slowly draining. I think you will find it to be slow. This will cause it to take up all or most of the spin time trying to drain the water. If it is slow draining, check the pump for a sock or some obstruction. If the drain is good, remove the top and remove the rubber hose from the pressure hose and blow through it. You should be able to blow through it easily. A restricted pressure hose will cause the machine to think it has water in it after it has drained.

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    Michael Lindley Oct 05, 2007

    The pressure switch is mounted behind the console near the timer.

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    Michael Lindley Oct 05, 2007

    Were the timer and motor replaced to try to correct this problem or did this come up after they were replaced?

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    Michael Lindley Oct 05, 2007

    The pressure switch is behind the timer instead of beside it. If there is no problem with it or hose then I am going to say you will have to replace motor control board. That is the most common part I have to replace on these washers, but usually quit completely, no spin at all. There is a service letter about them causing the timer to stall in a cycle and not advance. But I have never had one do as you describe, which is why I am interested in your problem. I talked to 3 other techs today including an old Frigidaire guy (that is the manufacture)and they haven't seen this particular problem either.

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    Michael Lindley Oct 08, 2007

    I just realized I told you to remove the rubber hose from the pressure hose. What I meant was remove the rubber hose from the pressure switch. Hope I didn't cause to much confusion. I would like to know what you found wrong.
    Thanks/Mike

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There is a manual located inside the front wall of your machine. Get the manual and run the diagnostic routine outlined on page 3. This will identify the problem for you.
According to what you have already said, it seems that you pulled the plug before you powered off the machine. Try reconnecting the plug then hold the power button down for 10 seconds. When the machine powers off and all the lights are dead then unplug the power.

If your manual is missing then try these steps.
After powering down, replug the machine then hold both the wash temp and water level buttons at the same time, this will place you in diagnostic mode.
You have 10 seconds from plug in to hit those buttons, so be quick about it.

To run each test you will need to push the select cycle button.
This will light up each cycle light from left to right.
Each light represents an individual test.
Press the power button to exit test mode.

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