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I have a kenmore Series 90 washer and in the rinse cycle the water dribbles out. Filling the tub in the wash cycle is no problem.

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  • Bob Henry Jul 27, 2010

    Yes, my washer is up and running. Thank you very much

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Hi,

The symptoms you describe are consistent with a clogged water inlet. I would suspect the cold side.

If you have a temperature selection knob turn it to a cold wash and start a cycle. See if it just dribbles in there. If so that is the problem for sure.

Turn the washer off and unplug the power cord. Behind the washer are 3 hoses. 1 for the drain (larger of the 3) and 2 for the incoming water (smaller 2). Where the two smaller connect to the washer there should be a 'C' and 'H' stamped or marked on the back. Turn the valve off on the wall for the cold hose. Take the cold hose off at the washer. Put the hose in a bucket and turn the valve on the wall back on. Flush this hose until it runs clear. If it dribbles out from there it is a problem with the house water valve and you need a plumber, if it runs fast out there, look inside the fitting that the cold hose was connected to on the washer, if it is plugged up clean out the debris and reconnect the hose. If it still dribbles you will need to replace the water inlet valve on the washer.

Let me know if you have questions

Phil

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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  • Bob Henry Jul 21, 2010

    That was not it. I have plenty a pressure going through the hose. I have tried to take the back of but that is no easy task. Do you have any tricks and any other suggestions for my problem of poor water flow.

  • Philip Jul 21, 2010

    Hi,

    If the hose has lots of pressure then the water valve on the machine will need replaced. The valve is attached to the back of the machine but accessible by taking the front cabinet off. Here is a website that has a good video on taking the cabinet off so you can get to the valve internally.

    Washer Cabinet


  • Bob Henry Jul 22, 2010

    Thanks Phil, that video really helped. I have taken the valve off and hopefully will get it replaced today. I will let you know.

  • Philip Jul 23, 2010

    Great, let me know if you need more help.

    Phil


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We have a Kenmore 90 series hvy duty top loader, it works fine in wash cycle but...


This advice is for all Whirlpool manufactured TOP LOADING washing machines. This includes Kenmore, Estate and Roper models as well. This is an easy repair that anyone with a little know-how and determination can perform.

First of all, unplug your washer. You will need to remove the console in order to get to the lid switch. The washer may have release tabs under the console at each front corner. Simply slide a putty knife straight in from the front at each corner and push in while lifting up. You should feel the release tabs push in and the console will pop up.

If not equipped with this type of console, you may have a console that has removable end caps. They can be removed by gently prying up on the top of them from the rear on each side. You may have to use a small screwdriver for this. The caps should pop right off. Once removed, you will need to loosen a screw under each cap. Once you have the console loosened, carefully lift it up and lay it back over the rear panel of the washer in its resting position. Be careful not to damage the small plastic hinges that hold it in place. Now you will need to perform the following steps:

1. Under the console you will find the white plastic lid switch connector plug. Unplug the switch from the connector.

2. There will be two brass colored clips. You will need to remove these to remove the machine casing. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip. Push the screwdriver away from you while holding into the groove and the clip will release.

3. Open the lid of the washer and place your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash tub). Now pull the case from the frame by lifting from the back first.

You do not have to remove it all the way from the frame, just enough to gain access to the switch. All there is to the switch is a couple of screws holding it in and a ground wire. It's a pretty easy repair job. Some models will have the switch located on the right-hand side of the lid rim opening, while other models will have the switch located adjacent to one of the lid hinges in the rear.

Once you've completed your switch installation, make sure you get the case back on the frame correctly by following these steps:

1. While looking down through the lid opening, place the front lip of the machine case UNDER the washer frame and start leaning it back onto the frame. There are four small cleats that must fit into four slots on the case or the washer will vibrate. Make sure the frame is seated properly, lean forward from the front of the washer, grasp both sides of the rear panel and pull towards the case. The rear panel should be seated and flush with the casing before inserting the retaining clips.

2. Insert the brass-colored clips into the slot on the washer rear panel first (this is the end of the clip with the 90 degree bend), and then push straight down into the opening on the top of the washer with some force. If you have the case seated correctly, the clips will snap back in.

3. Make sure you plug the connector from the console back into the lid switch receptacle BEFORE you reassemble the console. This is easy to forget.


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http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110.26912691&pathTaken=partSearch

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

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http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=5216f244d51176ce1069bbf148b14335

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