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Kenmore 70 Series Washer

My 70 series washer will fill and agitate, but will not spin or drain. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    u the man, mikey

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    Series 70 kenmore washer fills but won't spin. I hear humming sound

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Most likely you need to replace the lid switch.
Open the lid and make sure the actuator that pushes the switch is still attached to the lid. Use a pen or screwdriver to depress the switch through the hole in the top of the cabinet, you should hear a click as the switch closes. I usually find that the switch has actually broken off from the cabinet and is hanging loose in the machine.
To replace the switch
Remove the screws that hold the console to the cabinet. Flip the console up and back like opening a car hood. unplug the wire connector for the lid switch. Pop out the two clips that hold the cabinet to the rear panel of the washer. The cabinet will tilt forward and slide off the machine base. You can now replace the switch from inside the cabinet.
If you need further help, please post the complete model number from the washer so I can see exactly how your washer is set up.
Mike

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Apr 26, 2008

    Just wanted to follow up on your washer and see if you got it fixed.
    Thanks, Mike

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