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Kenmore 20702 Top Load Washer Problem

I can hear the motor running and the water fills and drains ok BUT the agitator won't move and it doesn'T move in the spin cycle. Basically it fills with water, sit there through the cycle and then emptys itself. It never moves and the cloths come out soaking wet and unclean. HELP!!!!!!!! I need step by step instructions to help solve this problem.


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Re: Kenmore 20702 Top Load Washer Problem

First check the lid switch. Its a little slot inside the top panel and when the door is closed it has a prong that pushes the switch down when closed. It is a safety feature. If you can find this press the slot with a screwdriver or something and listen for a clicking sound.It is also possible that one of the wires has come off, so that may need to be looked at too. Also check the lid to see if the prong has been broken off. If you have both of these things checking good, then it may be a more complicated issue like power to the wig wag coils, or a timer. We can however eliminate the motor, belt and water pump as these all work. I would put my money on a simple lid switch problem though.

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