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My Kenmore 80 series wont do anything. It made a loud noise in the middle of washing clothes, cut off and wont turn on or drain the water or anything. I got all the water out but it still wont do anything.

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This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

The following is the Whirlpool installation, operation and maintenance manual for direct drive washers with a troubleshooting section.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf

From your description, it sounds like a power problem.

The first thing to check is if you have power to the machine. Beyond that I'd work through the Whirlpool troubleshooting.


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