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My washer won't drain

My washer will fill and agitate, but will not drain. I dont hear it "click"as before when it switched from the "wash" to "spin" cycle. I opened the lid and put a screw driver into the slot that located on the top side of the washer (that when it makes contact with the lid causes it to run, or stop when the lid is lifted.) That didn't help.I mannually turned the control knob and heard some clicking but still no change. I hope that you have a solution to why my washer wont drain or spin.

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  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    my washer washer but don't spin and drain. Its a Kenmore

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I just had the same problem and it was the lid switch. I disconnected it so to bypass the switch and now it works. A friend at work also had the same problem and called sears out and it was a stocking stuck in the drain hose. you can google a fix my washing machine and it will tell you how to repair it yourself. That is what I did with the lid switch.

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Stator Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the stator assembly might be burned out. The stator is essentially one half of a motor, it interacts with the tub by creating a strong electro-magnet. If the stator burns out the washer won't spin or agitate. Check the stator for continuity. This part is often misdiagnosed.

Door or Lid Latch Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Motor Control Board If the washer won't spin or agitate the motor control board might be defective. The motor control board provides power to the motor as well as direction and force. If the motor control board is defective the washer may not work at all or function properly.

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My Kenmore washer 20432990 will fill and agitate but won't drain or spin. When I push down on the lid switch I hear nothing but when I let it go I hear a faint click.


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Problems with a washing machine not spinning or not draining are often interrelated..

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