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Kenmore series 80 washer: model number 110.82882800 It is leaking where the hoses connect, but only when the washer is filling with water. How do I remove the back so I can inspect the fittings and see if it is an easy repair or time to get a new washer?

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  • parkerblackw Sep 26, 2009

    Can someone help me understand how to get to the top off the washer so I can remove the back to get to the hose connections?

  • parkerblackw Sep 26, 2009

    actually, it only leaks when the water is filling. Of course i've turned it off.



    I need to know how to take the top off so I can take the back off to look at the specific place it is leaking.

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I get this question a lot. Washer is leaking in the house, water everywhere, won't stop. The first thing I say is unplug the washer. If the water is still coming in,(which it will on a stuck valve) shut off the water faucets. If that is not possible shut the water meter off. If you can stop the washer with the timer then I would say instead of a bad valve you have a plugged water level pressure hose. Look at this diagram: Kenmore series 80 washer: - water%20level%20operation.jpg As you can see the rubber tube from the bottom of the tub allows air pressure to push against the switch till it shuts down the valve and starts the wash cycle. Remedy this problem: Simply remove the tube from the switch and blow it out. Use them lungs!. Get that sand and trash out of the sump. Reconnect the hose tightly and pump out any standing water. Then restart the machine. If you have a good tight connection the machine should start working like normal. No parts needed! LOL!
You take off the back by removing the back panel screws. Then do the procedure above and see if that helps.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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    Roger Campbell Sep 26, 2009

    First of all, unplug your washer. You will need to remove the console in order to get to the top off. I believe your washer has release tabs under the console at each front corner. Simply slide a putty knife straight in from the front at each corner and push in while lifting up. You should feel the release tabs push in and the console will pop up. Or, you may have a console that has removable end caps. They can be removed by gently prying up on the top of them from the rear on each side. You may have to use a small screwdriver for this. The caps should pop right off. Once removed, you will need to loosen a screw under each cap. Once you have the console loosned, carefully lift it up and lay it back over the rear panel of the washer in its resting position. Be careful not to damage the small plastic hinges that hold it in place. Now you will need to perform the following steps:

    1. Under the console you will find the lid switch connector. Unplug the switch from the connector.

    2. There will be two brass colored clips. You will need to remove these to remove the machine casing. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip. Push the screwdriver away from you while holding into the groove and the clip will release.

    3. Open the lid of the washer and place your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash tub). Now pull the case from the frame by lifting from the back first.

    You do not have to remove it all the way from the frame. Just enough to gain access to the switch.

    Once you've completed your repair, make sure you get the case back on the frame correctly by following these steps:

    1. While looking down through the lid opening, place the front lip of the machine case UNDER the washer frame and start leaning it back onto the frame. There are four small cleats that must fit into four slots on the case or the washer will vibrate. Make sure the frame is seated properly, lean forward from the front of the washer, grasp both sides of the rear panel and pull towards the case. The rear panel should be seated and flush with the casing before inserting the retaining clips.

    2. Insert the brass-colored clips into the slot on the washer rear panel first, then push straight down into the opening on the top of the washer with some force. If you have the case seated correctly, the clips will snap back in.

    3. Make sure you plug the connector from the console back into the lid switch receptacle and close the console.

    I hope you find this helpful. If you have any questions please let me know by posting comments.

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You have to remove the top of the machine to get to the hoses
but the good thing is it is an easy fix if you can figure out how to get the top off the hoses have garden hose connections
hope this helps a little
i could never type and explain how to get the top of the machine off

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