Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
Had a flood problem, did you Chad? Yeah... when that "air dome" on the tub gets all gookused up, the water level switch never knows to shut off the water and then it's time call Noah and hitch a ride on the Ark.
Since you've already accessed the plastic outer tub, I assume you can see the water level switch on the control panel (from the back... where the air tube and wires connect to it).
Here's what I do on these service calls... First, put the washer in "spin mode" to drain ALL the water from the tub then push in the knob to turn it off. Then MAKE SURE THE CORD IS UNPLUGGED AND THERE IS NO POWER TO THE WASHER!!! <--- As a newbie appliance repair guy, I learned the hard way and found that missing this step will give you a funky new hair do!...
OK, after you remove power and the washer is safe to work on... pull the air tube off of the water level switch. Now all you gotta do is blow through it to make sure it's clear. Sometimes, you have to blow real hard to clear out any gookus built up in the air dome. Keep doing this until you hear the air your blowing is flowing through the air dome.
This will clear it. BUT... if you want to be extra sure, remove the tube from the air dome and inject some bleach directly into it. The bleach will eat away the gookus that's built up in there. Then replace the tube (put it back on the air dome) and repeat the above step... blow through the tube 'til you hear air escaping down there.
That's it, Chad. All you gotta do now is rebuild the washer and test it! (Don't forget to put the air tube back on the level switch and air dome or you'll be calling Noah again) Test it by; placing the level switch on its' lowest water level setting, selecting warm/cold wash setting, and filling it up 'til it stops and begins agitating. Then select the "medium" water level and let it fill again. The select the "Maximum" water level setting and let it fill 'til it stops and agitates.
I hope this helps you. If so, please remember to rate this solution as "it solved my problem", deal?
Posted on May 17, 2009
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