Question about Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer
I have a 417.94872302 washer/dryer. The problem is with water temperature, when it is set for Warm/Warm the water is warm on the first fill but when it refills for the rinse only the cold valve opens. I checked the temp switch and it functions as the wiring diagram shows and the valves both work during the normal fill so it is not them. Logically it is in the timer but it has been this way since it was new. Any ideas?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Water temperature problem
Chief Walley, you have a temperature control board that sits right behind the timer. A thermistor senses the water and sends the info to this board. The thermistor sits at the water injector. The board may be your problem, I have seen many like this. Keep in mind that the target temp for cold is 75 degrees. If your incomming water is higher than this, you are going to get a warm fill, which they think is cold. Without being there, I would go after the board. Catriver...post back.
Posted on Aug 09, 2006
SOURCE: no water enters on rinse cycle
I was partially wrong on my diagnosis. No cold water enters on either the wash or the rinse cycles. I also heard odd noises from the inlet valves. I realized the cold water valve was not opening. I've ordered the mixing valve and plan to replace it as soon as it comes in.
Posted on May 20, 2009
Bad thermistor or bad board. Or its just a energy super saver and it will not let you use all that hot water. Did it work before or its been like this since new? New energy star models will only let it just get warm for hot wash, saving energy. warm wash is like 70 deg water.
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
It appears your timer/main controller has failed in this instance.
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Posted on Sep 14, 2010
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