Question about Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer
Our faithful 31 year old Kenmore C110-4830070 washing machine went in a strange failure mode the other day...two "issues" at once for some reason........One...in Normal wash cycle the tub will fill with water no problem...then the agitator appears to have trouble moving back and forth....very slow...and at the same time the drum is trying to turn clockwise?....slowly at first but it tries to pick up speed.....agaitator barely moves....so I set it to Rinse/Spin to at least get the water drained out to troubleshoot the problem...then noted problem Two...that the water drains okay and the drum will pick up speed to get rid of the water (as it would during Rinse/Spin) but as additional issue, I noted that opening the lid has no effect and the drum just spins away at high speed ...yikes..whereas normally if you open the lid the drum stops quickly....this problem occurred all of a sudden out of the blue...tested lid switch with a multi-meter for continuity thinking it was shorted but switch opens/closes okay...but has no effect on the drum spinning away at high speed if you open the lid....I pulled out the timer (replaced in 2005) and checked wiring and connectors all over and found nothing wrong......any thoughts?...I'd rather not get rid of "old faithfu" if I can fix her up.....theres an answer there staring me in the face but I'm outta ideas....many thanks if anyone can help out.....
Slow agitator could be linked to shaft bearings going south. Pull the agitator off and check the block on top of the shaft. With everything turned off, try to turn the shaft. It should turn freely both ways. Other things to slow down the works could be a very worn drive belt from the motor.
The lid switch problem seems to be a wiring short--trace the wiring back from the switch to where ever it ends up (at the timer?). If it winds up at a relay, the contacts may be stuck together. It would be nice to have a wiring diagram--ah well. Don't know if any of this helps, good luck.
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