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Our kenmore washing machine is turning on by itself, so we are having to keep it unplugged when we are not using it. what should we do?

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It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.

Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

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There are two possible causes of the water not stopping. First is the water inlet valves stuck in the open position and second is the pressure switch not tripping when the correct water level is reached. Turn off or unplug the machine while it is filling and if the water doesn't stop, the water inlet valve/s is/are indeed stuck in the open position. Replacing the water inlet valve assembly should solve the problem.

But if the water stops, the problem is the pressure switch stuck in the empty position. Disconnect power then raise the console up and hinge it at the rear of the machine to access the pressure switch. It is the part with the small clear hose attached to it. Detach the hose and blow air down into it including the pressure switch itself. Replace the pressure switch if the problem persists.

Click on the link below for the detailed procedure in raising the console and removing the cabinet to access and replace the water inlet valve assembly.

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if the problem still exist, Trace the wire from the plug all the way inside the machine (open the back where you can have an access to the motors) along the way you will a "FUSE" check it , see if it is not busted. If busted then replace it, before doing this thing make sure you UNPLUG the unit

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Most likely it is the timer/control board.
It is a plug and play swap-out, but the tricky part is getting TO the board :D
Only you can determine if you have the skillset to attempt the repair - however without properly testing the components - you may just end up throwing $$ at the machine replacing good parts and still not find the problem.
This type of repair is best left to experienced repairmen. You will SAVE money in the long run.

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