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Washes but no spin/drain

Kenmore HD 70 series washer washes BUT no drain/spin, like it just stops. Help!!!

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Hello, Your problem is going to be with your lid switch, this is located normally either in the control panel or about half way down on the right side under the lid. Once you have located the switch trace the wires back to the wire harness in the control panel. Disconnect the lid switch from the wire harness and with an ohms meter check for condinuity on pin 1 & 3 (the 2 outside pins not the middle this is a ground) You should find you have no condinuity and should replace this switch. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Good Luck!! Mike

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I had the same problem. Its the limit switch that has to be replaced. Mine did not CLICK when I tried to push it manually with a screwdriver. I opened it up and found the plasic broken which did not make the contacts work. Either you have some TECH do it, or if you are a handy man open it up, remove the limit switch and buy a new one. The way you would know if that was your problem short the two black wires and try it out. There are three wires in all. One is green which is in the middle. Good luck.

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Check these:

  • If your washer spins but does not pump the water out, the drain line is probably clogged. In many washers a small sock or other piece of clothing can get between the clothes tub and the outer tub that holds the water. If the clothing gets between the tubs, it may then get into the drain hose that is attached to the pump or even into the pump itself. It it's in the pump, you need to remove the hoses from the pump and pull the item out.
  • To remove the item from the outer tub port, open the washer's main access panel and remove the large diameter rubber hose that connects the pump to the bottom of the outer tub. Using a needle-nose pliers, try to grab and remove the stuck item through the port.
  • Check your washer for a frozen pulley. Remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely, it's frozen, replace it.
  • If the water that pumps out of the machine goes back after the spin cycle, your washer is siphoning the water from a laundry tub that has a slow drain back into the washer. The usual remedy for this is to improve the draining of the laundry tub.
  • Also check for these problems:
  1. If the drain hose reaches more than 4 inches into the laundry tub, cut the excess.
  2. If your drain hose is lower than the washer's cabinet, install an air gap/siphon break assembly.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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