Question about Kenmore 15864/15862 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Fills with water but will do nothing else - Kenmore 15864/15862 Top Load Washer

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,937 Answers

This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

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.

This is a Whirlpool PDF on how these washers operate. It has a diagram on jumping the switch as well as a detailed section on how the transmission works.

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


It also has a troubleshooting guide.

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.

Posted on May 15, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Bosch washing machine starts filling with water, then does nothing, timer counts down but no movment


have a technician check it out as it may be a board problem
normally the fill level switch ,when the set water level is reached activates 2 things
it stops the water in and at the same time moves the program on to start the wash cycle
so it is either that switch or the program board

Aug 13, 2015 | Bosch Washing Machines

1 Answer

Machine wont fill with water


Does it run through cycles without filing or does it do nothing? If nothing lilely the timer otherwise the water fill valve id defective

Oct 12, 2014 | Washing Machines

3 Answers

Machine filled with water but no nothing.


if you can hear the motor running but no agitation then your motor coupling has broken,,it is between the motor and tranny!

Mar 13, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

My dishwasher seems to start ok then the first light starts flashing and it do'es nothing just stays there any ideads what my problem is


Can you tell if it's filling with water. The first thing it does is fill with water (usually on a timed cycle) before the pump starts. If there's no water in the tub, it obviously won't wash dishes, since a dishwasher is nothing more than an enclosed pressure washer. If it does not fill with water, you may have a bad fill valve or the timer that turns the fill valve on may be defective. You DO have the water turned on, RIGHT?

Jun 11, 2009 | Indesit 18 in. D41 Slim-Line Free-standing...

1 Answer

Water fills the tub then nothing happens.


it does not aggitate? Thats the cycle that allows the water to wash the clothes. It may be broken, I have had that happen a couple times. I would take the aggitator off and see if the teeth in the groves are worn out, It happen's when used alot. Commen problem and easy to replace.

Apr 05, 2009 | Maytag Ensignia MAV2757AWW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Washer will not fill


not your timer / if anything its eather the water valve or the water slector switch

Nov 23, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Cold water not running.


check the cold water selenoid on the water valve

May 05, 2008 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Smeg washer/dryer not filling


Check the pressure switch, aka water level switch. If this isn't the problem, it may be the water valve.

Mar 26, 2008 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Water fills but does not agitate or spin


THIS UNIT HAS A DOOR SAFETY SWITCH WICH ALLOWS WATER TO COME IN BUT NOTHING ELSE TO HAPPEN IF THE DOOR IS OPEN I WOULD START BY CHECKING THIS SWITCH.

Nov 29, 2007 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6260AWW Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 15864/15862 Top Load Washer Logo

Related Topics:

86 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2694 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5655 Answers

Jim Goldsmith
Jim Goldsmith

Level 3 Expert

2005 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...