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I close door, select wash, door clicks locked but water does not start running in the area where you put product. It just makes a clicking type sound. HELP?

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The clicking sound you here is an electrically control valve assembly that may have failed or is blocked by sand or other debris. You need to turn off the lines and remove both hoses from the back of the machine; have a pail ready so you can drop the disconnected hoses in to it to drain. Check for screens at the hose ends as well as where they attach to the machine to see if they are simply clogged with silt.
If not, the valve assembly (which is part of the fitting to which you attach the hoses) may need replacement.
Since it is a Kenmore brand, go to the Sears website, then their parts department and enter your complete model number. You should be able to view a line-drawing breakdown of your machine and find the part number for that inlet valve assembly. You can order it directly from that site or check with a Sears parts center if you have one nearby and pick it up there.
They are not difficult to replace and often held to the back panel with only two screws. They are also not expensive but be advised, it the problem is still present after replacement of the valve assembly, then is not getting the proper electrical control from the electronics and that will be far more costly to replace.
Good luck-

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