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Water level to high

I had to replace my motor coupler on kenmore w.machine.I ran the machine,but the fill level is to high,I checked level selection hose and it is connected and seems to be in good conditions.Any suggestions

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The problem is most likely a faulty water level switch. The switch is a diaphragm like device with a clear plastic tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level rises, pressure increases on the air in the tube, and when the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch to shut off the water and signals the timer to begin agitate cycle. Look for any obstructions in the tube and clean out if anything is found. The switch can be tested with an ohm meter or multimeter for continuity. If the there is none, the switch is faulty and needs replaced. Sure hope this helped and best wishes.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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Unit acts like it has received water then continues to cycle as if it hasn't, no water is pumped???


Symptom Check
Click on underlined items for further information Washer does not work and makes no noise Washer does not work but it does make noise No water is entering the wash tub
- or no hot water
- or no cold water The water fills the wash tub too slowly The tub does not fill with enough water
  • Test the water level switch
  • Check that the drain hose is positioned roughly as high as the top of the inner tub
The water overflows the wash tub Water drains out during the wash or rinse cycle
  • Check the drain control lever
  • Test the drain control coils
  • Check the cam bar
  • Test the timer control
Wrong temperature of water is used
  • Water supply hoses may be reversed
  • Hot or cold water supply valve may be turned off
  • Water supply hose may be kinked
  • Check water inlet valve
Water drains out while it is filling
  • Check the drain hose, it should be at least as high as the top of the wash tub, about 38 inches.
  • The drain hose must sit loosely in the house drain. Do not seal the air gap around the drain hose or a siphon will occur.
  • Check the drain control lever
  • Test the drain control coils
  • Check the cam bar
Water drips into the wash tub when the washer is off Water does not drain out of the wash tub Water is leaking onto the ground
  • Inspect the water supply connections
  • Inspect the drain hose
  • Inspect the water pump
  • Inspect outer tub for cracks or corrosion
  • Inspect the tub seal
  • Inspect the tub bearing
Agitator does not move Agitator movement is weak or moves in only one direction
  • Inspect the agitator
  • Inspect the motor coupler
  • Inspect the drive belt (belt drive only)
  • Inspect under the washer for soot (clutch)
  • Test the motor
  • Inspect the pulley
  • Test the transmission
  • Inspect the pump coupling
Drum does not spin
  • Test the lid switch
  • Test the timer control
  • Test the centrifugal switch
  • Test the water level switch
  • Inspect the motor coupler
  • Inspect the drive belt (belt drive only)
  • Inspect under the washer for soot (clutch)
  • Test the motor
  • Inspect the pulley
  • Test the transmission
Clothes are too wet after spin cycle This may be a spin problem or a drain problem
Drain:
  • Make sure the drain line is clear
  • Check the drain hose for a partial blockage
  • Inspect the water pump
Spin:
  • Test the lid switch
  • Test the timer control
  • Test the centrifugal switch
  • Test the water level switch
  • Inspect the motor coupler
  • Inspect the drive belt (belt drive only)
  • Inspect under the washer for soot (clutch)
  • Test the motor
  • Inspect the pulley
  • Test the transmission
Cycle does not advance
  • If the washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer does not advance, the timer probably needs to be replaced
  • If the timer does not advance while the washer is in a spin cycle, the timer probably needs to be replaced
  • If the timer does not advance during the rinse cycle, check whether water has filled the tub, if not, it is likely cold water related. Check the cold water supply valve, check the supply hose for kinks, check the filter screen and check the water inlet valve
Burning or electrical smell
  • Unplug the washer
  • Locate the source of the odor then read the instructions in the related section
Foul or stale odor coming from washer or clothes
  • Check that the drain line is clear
  • Check the drain hose for kinks or blockages
  • Check pump for blockages
  • Check for build up of soap in the outer tub
  • Check for article of clothing stuck in the outer tub
Noisy or vibrates too much
  • General tips
  • Balance the load
  • Level the machine
  • Inspect the water pump for a blockage
  • Inspect the coupling
  • Inspect the transmission
  • Adjust the drive belt tension
  • Check the motor bearings
  • Check the drum brakes
Goes out of balance too often Clothing is damaged
  • Inspect agitator for cracks or rough spots
  • Inspect for rust spots

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Will not spin


Probably needs new carbon brushes, these are usually easy to find on the internet

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My kenmore top loader fills with water to the selected level, makes a screaching noise to start agitator but nothing happens. When I switch to dial to spin the water drains out but the is no spinning.


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:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Look in the section for the motor, pump gearcase and you'll see the Motor Coupler.

Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive washers use a "Motor Coupler" between the motor and transmission.

It's used as a fail safe device and consists of three parts.

Two of the parts are the same, plastic units with three prongs that fit on one of the motor output shafts and the other on the transmission input shaft. Between them is a rubber piece with six holes.

The power from the motor is transmitted through the rubber piece to the transmission.

The other shaft on the motor directly drives the pump. This is likely why the machine drains.

If the motor coupler is broken, or worn, the motor may not be able to send full power to the transmission for agitating or spinning.

See the following for how to remove the cabinet, pump, motor and motor mounting plate to inspect and replace the motor coupler.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

If the coupler looks damaged, it's a relatively easy fix.

Pry the plastic pieces from the motor and transmission. Some people use a claw hammer but I've found that using a small (6 inch) pry bar works well.

Carefully fit the plastic pieces over the motor and transmission shafts and press them in place (Use a 1/2" of larger socket to put pressure equally around the pieces.

Put the rubber piece on the transmission plastic piece.

Replace the motor mounting plate.

Carefully line up the plastic prongs on the motor based plastic piece to the three un-used holes in the rubber piece. If they don't line up right, the coupler could be damaged.

Mount the motor, don't forget the two screws, put the pump back on the motor and use its' clips.

Put the cabinet back on, don't forget to plug the lid switch back in and re-mount the console.

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Kenmore 80 series washing machine fills but wont agitate draqins but wont agitste or spin


My bet is on the drive coupler. if you can here the motor run and the machine will drain water then 99.9% it will be the drive coupler.

This coupler is behind the motor and is what conects the motor with the transmission.

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Remove the hose from the water level switch and blow air through it.
The water level switch air hose has a clog in it.

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Washer fills to level but does not go to wash cycle.


There is a coupler that connects the motor to the transmission and I think this is broken on your machine. The symptoms are it will fill and drain but not spin or agitates the clothing. Is this your symptoms? If your coupler is broken, part number is 285753 and this should resolve your problem. Let me know if I can help further....

aiting to hear from you,
Eric Campion

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You have a broken motor coupler, you can see how it is replaced on samurai appliance guru

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remove edge decore trims from left and right side front of control panel
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raise control panel ~1 inch then flip over backwords on pivots
depress lock tab on righ/underside of water level control body where it touches metal mount plate
rotate water level control body 90deg anticolckwise
pull body off
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