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I have a Kenmore model 417 48112701 front load washer that will start to fill but will stop after a few seconds. You can turn the dial to spin or any other cycle and the same thing will happen. I keep getting three beeps whenever the dial is turned which says there is either a problem with the board or water switch. Any help would be appreciated.

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It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.

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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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