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Spin/drain cycle won't start

It fills up with water / starts the wash cycle just fine - but - when it is time for the wash water to drain and spin out to it doesn nothing.

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  • paula724 May 21, 2009

    I was given the same advise form a co-worker - I have looked over and over the Kenmore manual to no avail - how do i remove and replace the lid switch???

  • paula724 May 21, 2009

    i am at work right now and do not have that information - i will get back to you if i run into problems - this has been a tremendous help Jumptrout51 - i truly appreciate it.

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If the timer gets to the rinse cycle and stops,
Check the lid switch for continuity. If no continuity replace the lid switch.
If the timer continues through rinse and spin without doing either, replace the timer.

Posted on May 21, 2009

  • steve
    steve May 21, 2009

    I will need the model number from your machine for this info.

  • steve
    steve May 21, 2009

    You will access the lid switch by opening the control console. The problem is different model numbers open differently.
    I can walk you through opening and diagnosing once you get the model number.


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Check the water level switch and the plastic tubing to the switch.
Sometimes soap scum stops up the plastic hose and the water level switch does not close to send power to the timer.
If the plastic hose is good and the water level fills and stops replace the water level switch.

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Sounds like you have a bad lid switch, or the plastic plunger on the lid that engages the lid switch is broke. if the plunger is broke, it is cheap, and only 2 screws to remove and put new one on. if that is not broke, check the lid switch. This model is a lid switch, and lid lock in one. You can test it before replacing it if you have a meter. you need to hinge the lid up to check and replace the lid switch. use a putty knife, on each side between the top and top of the front panel. slide the putty knife in one side, it will hit a bracket if your in the right spot. press in, and lift on that side of the top. do the same on other side, just don't let go of the first side or it will latch again. then swing the top back, the back side is on hinges. the lid switch is on the right side attached to the top. unplug washer, remove the 2 wires on the switch and check continuity. there should be continuity, or "open" when the lid is closed, and no continuity, or "closed" when you open the lid. if it is "closed" even when lid is closed, replace the lid switch. let me know if you have any further questions, shane.

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Kindly remove the back panel of the unit and check whether the belt is properly fixed if it is ok means check the wire connection if everything is fine. kindly check the motor humming sound once the water is filled if you find the humming sound means kindly replace the motor

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SOURCE: won,t drain on rinse cycle

I had this same problem. I replaced the computer and the relay boards without luck. I found it was the FILL VALVES! Apparently when the washer changes cycles it expects water to fill the tub to a certain level. If the valves are not opening and water not filling the tub will cause the computer to just wait and wait and wait and wont advance to the next cycle.

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