Machine does not fill completely on high. It has been getting a little lower each year. Manual does not show any adjustment for water level other than the normal low/med/high on from - seems there should be an adjustment screw at the back but nothing mentioned / nothing found.
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Re: Kenmore 70 Series heavy duty washing machine
remove edge decore trims from left and right side front of control panel
remove phillips screws from bottom corners of contol panel
remove knob from water level selector
raise control panel ~1 inch then flip over backwords on pivots
depress lock tab on righ/underside of water level control body where it touches metal mount plate
rotate water level control body 90deg anticolckwise
pull body off
top side of body next to knob shaft is 1/8 hex head bolt
turn clockwise to rais water level
anticlockwise to lower water level
machine can be operated with this part not fitted so can check level. fill, adjust screw, fill will start again, adjust screw, until water level is correct
reinstall in reverse order
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either the pressure switch is bad or the pressure switch hose from the wash tub to the pressure switch is kinked or plugged so air pressure cant reach switch and operate switch,remove hose at tub and blow into it and see if machine now operates,if not the switch is bad
The electric motor my have failed or a part called a capacitor could be the problem?
The capacitor is part of the starting circuit of the electric motor, if this fails the motor will not start therefore the washing machine won't spin or agitate.
Yeah you need to replace the water valve. To get to it you need to remove the cabinet on the newer direct drive models, If yours has a rear access panel then you simply pop the top to get to the valve after removing the hoses. Fairly simple job. Here is a good website for direct drive coupling replacement . It shows you how to open the cabinet. http://repair2000.com/coupling.html GVI 151 is the generic part that fix all belt drive models. Direct drive will need its own little water valve buy hay it ain't but 20 bucks. For a better explanation post you model number in the comment box and I will research it further for you amigo.
You most likely have a broken coupler between the motor and gearcase.
You can buy the part for about $10 or have someone come out and replace it for about $150-200.
If you will post the complete model number from the the washer so I can see which style cabinet you have, I will try to walk you through the repair. It isn't very complicated if you are handy with home repairs.
With the age of the machine it probably just needs a coupler, but it could also have a problem in the transmission or basket drive that has caused the failure.
I am assuming there is no noise coming from the machine, if not check the lid switch. open the lid and look for a small slot in the top of the washer. With the washer set to run, press down on the slot with a screwdriver or something (make sure everything is clear from the tub) see if there is a clicking sound when you push down. If the machine starts you need a depressor piece on the door. if there is no clicking sound you may need something else. lets start with the simplest, like the door switch and go from there.