Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
I'd suggest if you don't yet have the replacement, to contact one of several online Appliance parts stores. They will know the part you need and instructions needed to replace it. Usually very helpfull.
Posted on Mar 28, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
fabi, if Im reading you right the machine fills with water and just sits there. Can you hear the motor running when it should be agitating? If so you might have a broken coupler. If the machine is quiet and just sits there, it could be the pressure switch. The first picture shows the pressure switch with the rubber hose and purple wire going to it (far left). There is no model number posted but this is a top loading Kenmore, should be close. Take the rubber tubing off the switch and blow into the switch with another piece of tubing. Does it start agitating? If so, there's your problem. If you do hear the motor running and it's not agitating it may be the motor coupler. If you need more assist...email me at email@example.com Catriver..post back.
Posted on Feb 05, 2007
SOURCE: no power?
Timer is normally 2%of the problem. Usually if nothing happens at all, one would check incomming power, then door latch and or limit switch, then once switched off, inspect in control panel for blown fuse. It gets a little more technical after that as wiring sometimes runs through solonoid valves and motor windings to complete the circuit.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
if you pull on the knob it will come off it has a metal clip that is pretty snug on the stem but it will come off, you still have to take the cack cover plate off to get to the switch and do the actual replacement
Posted on May 29, 2009
You can't without doing anymore damage to the washer. If there cloths in it you need to take them out. Then you will need one big bucket. Take biggest bowl that you can fit into the washer, empty that into the big bucket. I am sorry there is no other way to do this, other than the way I describe.
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
SOURCE: removeing timer switch knob
This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.
First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
Enter your model number (###.########) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.
See the following for how to release the console:
Also see the Whirlpool / Kenmore Service Manual for top load, direct drive washers:
If this is a basic top load, direct drive washer, these units may have one of two different timers. (See the Whirlpool PDF).
On models with a metal timer, you have to release the console, pull it forward and tilt it back in order to get to the back of the timer.
The knob screws onto a medal shaft that goes through the timer.
Usually, trying to un-screw the knob won't work by itself since the shaft will also turn.
I found that if you hold the back of the shaft with a thin needle-nosed pliers, you can unscrew the knob.
Then you simply have to disconnect the timer.
The Whirlpool PDF also has troubleshooting and testing procedures for the timer.
Posted on Jun 08, 2010
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