Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
First, see the Sears parts site for your washer.
The first thing to try is to try a different cycle.
If the washer works, the problem points to a bad timer.
Second, it is possible that you had a defective lid switch. I'd try to by-pass the switch.
This is a Whirlpool PDF on how these washers operate. It has a diagram on jumping the switch as well as a detailed section on how the transmission works.
It also has a troubleshooting guide.
To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.
Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.
With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.
If it works, the Lid Switch is a relatively inexpensive part.
Third, Try to set the timer to a spin cycle.
These washers use a reversing motor to run the drain and spin cycles.
If the lid switch is ok and the washer will drain and spin by starting in the spin cycle, the problem points to a timer.
Beyond that, the problem points to a motor connection area. See the troubleshooting guide and diagrams in the Whirlpool Service Manual.
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series won't spin
Some models will agitiate for a couple of minutes even with the lid open. Try listening when you close the lid for a "click". If it is missing you may have a bad lid switch.
Posted on Jun 13, 2008
SOURCE: kenmore washer 24642300
The lid switch has failed. To replace lid switch;
REMOVE POWER, lift the console by removing the trim on either side. Grasp the top of the trim and pull forward to expose a screw. Remove both screws and lift console.
1. You will find a lid switch connector (white in color). Unplug the switch from the connector.
2. There will be two brass colored clips. 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 down and away from you 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). Tilt and slide cabinet forward to remove.
The lid switch can now be accessed and replaced.
If you need further assistance, let me know
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
Hi 1st remove cabinet by removing 2 screws securing the console to the cabinet top.pry clips at corners and remove .you should now be able to pull cabinet towards you and separate it from chasis .motor /pump at center front bottom.plastic plug on right, wiggle that plug with washer in spin probably bad connection in plug.red/black wire Hope this helps please rate my solution. :)
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
I recently had this problem. It was found that the main drive belt broke and the washer would fill but not spin, agitate or drain. I replaced the belt and everything worked again. A defective or disconnected cover switch would also cause the same problem.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
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