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Kenmore washer So my washer starts and then stops right away. I have tried the wash cyle and the drain/spin cycle. I am assuming it has something to do with the air pressure. Is there any way to test this?

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Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean (ref manual) There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it (maximum 7 inches). Snaking out your standpipe & drain would be good too..

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