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THE HOOD CLICKER IS NOT ACTIVATING THE MACHINE WHEN THE HOOD IS CLOSED. I HAVE A KENMORE 80 SERIES. IT WILL WASH BUT WON'T DRAIN THE WATER AND PROCEED TO THE NEXT STEP. I NOTICED THAT THIS PART HAS SCREWS SO I ASSUME IT CAN BE REPLACED. PLEASE ADIVSE. THANK YOU.

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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.

See the sections on the top and cabinet and the control panel.

Also see the following on how to access the control panel. You don't need to go through the rest of the document to pull clutch, transmission etc.

ILLUSTRATED DESCRIPTION OF REMOVING CABINET THRU TRANSMISSION.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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