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Kenmore 70 series filled and stopped...

I have a Kenmore 70 series washer that has filled, but now will not agitate or drain. Electrical outlet and circuits are functioning properly, but the machine will no longer cycle.

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Lid switch problem. Press down on lid and try to start machine. Reply.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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  • Lance Brandow Sep 21, 2011

    Tried that. Any other suggestions?

  • melanie harriman Oct 08, 2011

    mine is doing the same thing, thought it was the pump, but not that either

  • Mark Lear Jan 06, 2012

    Ours is doing the same, pressed the lid switch down with a ink pin and it starts working again. You have to depress it further than what the pin on the lid does and it will make a slight click noise. Anybody have information about how to replace the switch?

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    chrisclay850 Feb 20, 2013

    thank you for this post. Just stuck a screw driver against my lid switch and it agitates and drains immediiately.

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