Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
The knob that selects the water temperature is not working. Months ago, only hot water wash & rinse would work, no matter which temp the knob was set to. Today, cold water was available briefly only when the knob was in between 2 settings. Then, the knob no longer clicked onto a setting and then the knob wouldn't click at all and would move without tension or clicking. No water will fill since the knob lost it's clicks. The service manual shows Part No. 661546 Switch, Water Temperature as the possible problem. Is this something we order & fix ourselves?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Washer fills only with hot water
Disconnect cold water hose from machine. Inspect the filter screen on the cold water connection. DO NOT REMOVE SCREEN. If full of debris, use a spray bottle with a hard spray to remove debris. If unable to remove or cold is still slow, replace valve.
Posted on Jun 28, 2008
It appears your timer itself has failed in this instance.
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Posted on Sep 12, 2010
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