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Kenmore HE2 frontload washing machine

Unit is less than 2 years old but out of warrenty. Every light on front panel is flashing and door is locked. It will not rinse, spin or even wash. I am in no way mechanically inclined and would just like to, for the moment, get the clothes out so they can be dried and worn. It appears as the barrel doesn't turn.

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  • 3109 Jun 17, 2008

    the lights flash and stops washing mid cycle. also very loud when spinning or wash cycle. maybe bearings?

  • helbent55 Jul 15, 2008

    tried turning the machine off.

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Unplug the washer, take off the bottom kick plate there should be a pump on the right hand side. with sort of a plug that screw in looks sort of like a pvc pipe. Get a bucket, and place it under the opening, unscrew the opening. there is propably something stuck in there. mine likes to eat socks. empty it out and screw it back in. plug the machine back in and start it up it should work fine. I now put all of my socks is a mesh bag, and check pockets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MOTOR HAMMING REPLACE STARTING CAPACITOR / TEST FIRST BEFORE YOU REPLACE / CHECK ALSO STARTING SWITCH.

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