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Hi, when pulling the select knob, no water, just the agitator.

Hi, when pulling the select knob to whatever setting is prefered for the washing method, instead of the water pump activating and filling until it starts the agitator, the agitator starts without any water.

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Bad timer, the timer is not telling your system the correct setting and just jumping to a setting of its choice. Once the timer is replaced everything will work just fine.

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I pull the knob to do a regular wash and nothing happens, no water no agitation. However, when I turn the knob to rinse it that works. This suddenly happened, was working before. Is it the knob?


Rinse on most washers is cold water your wash cycles can be cold hot and even warm. Problem You may have is a bad water feed valve Or Timer and possible bad wire harness at motor to timer
check water valve Turn washer to regular wash cycle pull knob on will washer fill ?
if water starts to fill then change washer temp if washer has this.
if water comes out on all settings water valve is fine.
Check the water both hot and cold that it is turned on;at faucet.
Your Kenmore Most likely has a bad water valve check for hot water side clog or not working.

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Why machine full and spin but do not agitate


Hi
The difference between Spin & Agitate is the mechanism underneath which is driven by the AC Motor & rubber Belt. Not sure of your model but I believe if the Motor Rotates in say Clockwise direction then the mechanism lets it Spin. If the motor rotates the opposite way then the mechanical mechanism selects Agitate (back & forth). AC Motors use a large start capacitor to kick it off in the preferred direction or rotation. Possibly replacement of a large Start Capacitor might be the answer. The other possibility is that a Solenoid pulls a lever to change the mechanism into agitate mode.
CAUTION: AC Voltages & water can kill.
Pull the plug out before putting hands in.
If your inclined to open up the back & have a look at whats happening then this may shed light on the problem.
Otherwise... take the machine to a washing machine repair business or pay a bit more and have him do a house call.
Be sure to advise Brand, Model and Fault description so he brings parts along.
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Machine won't Agitate


timer bad easy fix.

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Machine fills up with water then when its suppose to agitate it just stops working will turn timer & push knob in & out & reset then it will work


How long do you let it sit after the water fills up, somtimes the timer will take a little extra time to get to the point that starts the agitation cycle.
When it dose this, without pulling the knob out, turn the disk on the timer clockwise 1 click and see if it starts up agitating, if it dose dont worry about it it is normal

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Fabric softener cup on Maytag Neptune washer is full of fabric softener after the cycle. Checked valves in output mode. Both the main and the bleach valve turn on and dispense water, but no water dispenses...


Hi. your problem is actually a rather complicated one.

Timer and selector switches The timer switch is usually the largest dial on the main control panel. It can be either a mechanical device much like a simple clock, or completely electronic with just a digital readout.

The timer runs the washing machine in a pre-determined pattern. It provides the electricity to all of the washing machine components at the correct time and for the correct length of time.

The Start switch is usually part of the timer knob. When you set the timer to the proper cycle, you either pull or push the timer knob to start the cycle.

The selector switches or knobs vary from machine to machine. Most washing machines have one or several switches or knobs on the control panel besides the Timer/Start switch. These let you adjust certain settings; for example, the water temperature, spin speed, timer cycle, and so on. Normally, the washing machine completes the cycle selected on the timer, regardless of how you set these switches and knobs.

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Doesn't fill with water - goes straight to agitation.


open the console and find the pressure switch. it has a clear hose attached to it. pull the hose off the switch and turn on the washer. if water starts to enter shut it off and blow through it back to the tub. some piece of junk may have plugged it causing the switch to "think" the tub is full of water. put the hos back on and run a short spin cycle to reset it and try again making sure to run a small load to see if it shuts off properly. if no water enters when hose is pulled off most likely bad pressure switch. keep the lid closed while doing these tests. some units wont work w/lid open.

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Washing machine agitates at beginning of cycle without filling


Chances are either:1) the water pressure switch has failed or 2) the hose that connects to the air bell has debris in it and it will not allow the switch to reset

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Washer filling up improperly


Well its definately not your water level switch, so that only leaves your water fill valve at the back of the washer, the cold valve is stuck open by debris. hope this helps

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