Question about Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer
Everything else worked fine - agitated, spinned, drained the water. But I could wash only very small loads - not even the small load filled with plenty of water. I read these and many other articles. This one here on this website is super detailed - my kind of instructions! Thank you!
I still needed someone to show me how to open up the console - thought the whole cabinet needed to come off. Unplug the power cord first for safety. Remove both sides tabs at the top of the machine console where all the knobs are, remove two screws on each side and voila - the console flipped forward, up and over to show the knobs, electronics and tubes. To remove the knob, I had problems but with a little gentle rocking back and forth, it finally came up and out without breaking. I removed the pressure switch and installed the new one. closed the console (minus the side tabs), connected the washer. Nothing. not even agitation now. no water. just sound. I took the new pressure switch off, blew into the clear little tube and heard bubbles at the end inside my washer. Disconnected the power. Tried the old one. same old problem - but it agitated again. Re-installed the new pressure switch again, blew through the tube again. Re-connect the power. It is working just fine now - finished a small wash as a test and now I'm going wash my day away! Thanks so much for all the good information!! Yea!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: My kenmore 80 series (top
The symptoms you describe are often caused by a lid switch malfunction. It may be loose or not making good contact. If you open and close the lid, you should hear a "clicking" sound as the lid switch is activated. If you do not hear the switch, check to make sure the lid strike in still intact. This is a small plastic piece mounted on the lid that pushes down on the switch through a slot on the wash tub opening on the right hand side. If this piece breaks off, it will give the same symptoms of a broken lid switch. Next, check the two mounting screws on the right side of the wash tub opening to make sure they are tight. These are the mounting screws for the lid switch. Sometimes they come loose and the switch does not make proper contact. If you attempt all these preliminaries, and the switch still does not seem to be working properly, replace it. A replacement can be found at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and the part will be located under the "Top and Cabinet" heading. For instructions on how to replace a lid switch, click on the following link:
This is a simple and inexpensive repair. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you require further assistance.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
SOURCE: I have a series 90
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:
and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.
Initial suggestion is a Lid Switch:
Newer model Whirlpool / Kenmore washers use a Lid Switch as a safety device. Unless the switch senses that the lid on the washer is closed, the washer will neither agitate nor spin.
Older models only used the switch during the spin cycle.
Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.
This is a Whirlpool PDF on how these washers operate. It has a diagram on jumping the switch as well as a detailed section on how the transmission works.
It also has a troubleshooting guide.
To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.
Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.
With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.
If it works, the Lid Switch is a relatively inexpensive part and only requires you to access the console and remove the cabinet.
Posted on Dec 14, 2010
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