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I have a Kenmore double action front loader washer model# 41742142100. after the first bit of water inters the machine won't tumble or spin. What might be the problem?

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  • jmcrandell Feb 06, 2010

    IT IS NOT AN AFFINITY WASHER. THE BELT ON, THE DETERGENT DOOR IS CLOSED, USING HE DETERGENT, DOOR LOCK LATCH IS CLEAN. MY HUSBAND IS RATHER GOOD WITH MACHANICS BUT IF WE HAVE THE MACHINE OUT WITH THE TOP OFF IT SEEMS TO DO FINE BUT AFTER IT IS PUT BACK TOGETHER AND PUSHED BACK IT TENDS TO STOP WORKING AFTER A FEW LOADS.



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Well now it could be inlet valve screens are clogged, hoses backwards wrong detergent, detergent drawer open,detergent in wrong compartment. Corroded door lock assembly, filter clog, suds detect, slow drain. Belt off pulley, main drive pully warped. I have a manual I was looking at the parts of your washer and am guessing it is an Affinity washer made by electrolux for Sears. You might want to take a gander at this manual, I will leave it posted so you can print it,let me know if it matces your washer.
I have the manual HERE

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    Dan Webster Feb 07, 2010

    OK good news I have the exact washing machine technical repair manual in my stuff.
    I have a Tumble action washer with AC motor repair manual: HERE


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    Dan Webster Mar 07, 2010

    Must be a bad flow meter. The flow meter gives the CCU intel on how much water is entering.
    You getting any fault codes?

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Mar 07, 2010

    look for water on the floor, the flood switchtch could be telling the brain their is water present. remove the bottom flap by tipping the machine back and removing the screws.

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