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WON'T DRAIN AFTER WASH CYCLE!

I have a Kenmore 80 Series Washing Machine. The problem I am having is this. It will fill , wash, but won't go into the rinse cycle. It does everything else.

If it is not the lid switch, then what is it? Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Scott

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Hello, from the limited information I have this sounds like it's going to be a broken coupling. Kenmores are usually direct drive machines made by whirlpool, this means they don't have a belt. Instead the transmission is connected directly to the motor via a coupling. This is what a coupleing looks like: WON'T DRAIN AFTER WASH CYCLE! - 0c6b869.jpg To confirm this pull the machine forward enough that you can lean it back and it will stand back under it's own weight. Wedge something underneath the chasis so it does not fall on you while your accessing the bottom. Go under the Machine and locate the motor, You will see the pump connected to the motor connected to the transmission. 1. Unplug the wire harness from the motor then. 2. Use a screw driver remove the 2 clips holding the pump in place and remove or push the pump out of the way. 3. You will need to remove the 2 screws from the brackets holding the Motor in place with a nut driver. 4. With a screwdriver remove the 2 clips holding the motor in place (be carefull to support the motor as the clips comes off) 5. remove the motor and drop it onto the floor. Now you will see the coupling..one side on the motor the other side on the transmission the rubber connector inbetween. Replace the coupling if broken or worn and reassemble the washer in reverse order. Now you should be all set. Be aware you may smell rubber on the first couple loads this is normal after replacing a coupling. Good Luck!! if you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Mike p.s Please remember to rate my solution since this helps me to help other people :) Thanks!
P.s Remember to unplug the power prior to servicing.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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    Mike Price Aug 02, 2009

    I would also check the lid switch, trace the wires back to the control panel here you will find a harness, unplug the switch from the harness and check for condinuity while the switch is depressed, if you have no condinuity replace the switch. Mike

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Check the strainer behind the kick panel, below the front main panel.

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