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Kenmore 16879 built in just stopped - no power at all now

  • I checked the breaker - all is fine.
  • no lights come on when you push the setting buttons
  • on the last wash, there was about an inch of water that did not drain
  • some soap was left in the dispenser after the wash cycle finished

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Open the bottom panel and check the eclect box see if you find any burnt off wire nuts if all is ok there you need to check the door switch.. TURN OFF THE BREAKER FIRST!

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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