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Kenmore top loader automatic washer problem

Our Kenmore top loader automatic washer (Model #110.92272100) has been giving us an intermittent problem for several months. It seems to be getting worse. If you start the normal or permanent press cycle—let the water start filling up, put the detergent, and clothes in and have the lid closed by the time the agitator is supposed to start the wash cycle there is no problem. If you do not have the lid closed, or if you have to push the button in to change the amount of time you want to cycle to run then the agitator will not start in the normal or permanent press cycle. Sometimes if you turn it to the heavy duty cycle and let it run for just a few moments and then turn it back to one the others it will turn back on—but that has seemed to stop working now.
Could it be the timer that is malfunctioning? The timer's not a cheap part (part #661573), so I was hoping for some feedback on whether my diagnosis sounds reasonable before I replace it.

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First, see the Sears Parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110.92272100&pathTaken=partSearch

Then see the Whirlpool / Kenmore Service manual for these washers.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf


WHIRLPOOL TRANSMISSION DESCRIPTION AND SPRINGS

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/2550f737b3129b0c85256b0600504738/$FILE/787772%20%234.pdf

It does sound like a Timer problem BUT, before replacing it I'd test it using the Service Manual procedures AND:

Often the problem can be an intermittent Lid Switch malfunction.

Newer model Whirlpool / Kenmore washers use a Lid Switch as a safety device. Unless the switch senses that the lid on the washer is closed, the washer will neither agitate nor spin.

Older models only used the switch during the spin cycle.

Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.

To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.

Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=913ba652cd504fb162f87d892bcb427b

With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.

If it works, the Lid Switch is a relatively inexpensive part and only requires you to access the console and remove the cabinet.


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