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Kenmore series 70 washer loads with water, but won't do anything else. No agitate,spin or drain.

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  • dakaplan67 Jul 13, 2009

    Hi - We bought the washer new in Nov 2004. I have no idea about a drive belt as I am not familiar with the ins and outs of appliances.
    Thanks.

  • Bruce Volkers
    Bruce Volkers May 11, 2010

    Is this old enough that it has a drive belt?

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If your washer fills and doesn't do anything, or stops right after the wash cycle and then does not advance to the rinse cycle or drain, the problem is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

If the switch requires replacement, a new one can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com, pcappliancerepair.com, repairclinic.com, appliancepartspros.com. Just use your model number as your search criteria. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all them for the best price. If you have questions, or my advice does not match your symptoms, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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It doesn't work at all
It won't drain
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It's off balance
There's no hot water
There's no cold water
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Kenmore series 70 washer will only fill with water.


I recently had this problem. It was found that the main drive belt broke and the washer would fill but not spin, agitate or drain. I replaced the belt and everything worked again. A defective or disconnected cover switch would also cause the same problem.

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open your washer put a screwdriver in the lid switch hole set the machine on spin tell me what happens be careful the tub should spin out the water

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