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I can't change the cycle (soil level) Kenmore front loader)

The switch on the pad appears not to work. I cleaned the contacts (both the metal square on the pad and the area it is supposed to contact and it is still not working.

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Helene

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It appears your control panel touch pad has failed in this instance.

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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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