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Washing machine approx.2 y.o. ,will not go into spin cycle.Trips circuit breaker also.

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  • TN cowgirl Feb 13, 2008

    washer is a Kenmore Elite-model-110-24954300.Thanks

  • TN cowgirl Feb 13, 2008

    will not drain -Help!

  • TN cowgirl Feb 14, 2008

    Yes, it washes fine. i think it was in the rinse cycle,when the
    circuit breaker tripped. It did not have a large load in the basket.
    It was on small load with 2 ball caps. Thanks,

  • TN cowgirl Feb 14, 2008

    tech 17 -switched cord to top recepticle.Yes, it washes fine,rinses--but will not
    spin--it is on small load.Right now -there is 3''-4'' water in tub. Thanks,.

  • TN cowgirl Feb 14, 2008

    It agitates fine --everything is o.k.--except the spin cycle.
    I am not brave enough to set it on full load.Thanks

  • TN cowgirl Feb 14, 2008

    tech17, Console panel back is off,I looked around and
    checked to see if all is plugged in. I do not know what a jumper
    wire is--but you are right about the lid switch. Spin is not functioning
    in any of the cycles--Thanks

  • TN cowgirl Feb 14, 2008

    Thank you tech17--you know your stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    does it wash ok you from tenn



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Have you tried to wash again since the drain promblem if not turn it to wash now and pull the knob out see if it agitates for me

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  • robert samples Feb 14, 2008

    ok if all the water drained this time and it didnt trip the breaker then we have a possiable bad lid switch if you look on the back of the control panel toward the bottom of the end caps there are two screws back them out and pull the panel slightly foward then tilt it back on the left hand side you will see a small plastic switch unplug it and put a jumper wire across the terminals to bypass the switch then put it on spin see if it spins

  • robert samples Feb 14, 2008

    you welcome



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