Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
There is indeed a definite problem associated with the flashing of the wash cycle indicator light but it is not described in the user manual or even in the tech sheet. Experience tells that the problem is a stuck key or switch particularly in the Wash Cycle Selector. Check the buttons and switches and make sure it is not stuck closed or shorted. Replace the touch pad/LED assembly if the issue is
not addressed. Disconnect power to the washer
prior to servicing to avoid the risk of electric shock that may result
in physical injury or even death.
Remove the screws attaching the top panel to the rear of the machine then slide it rearwards and off the cabinet. Remove the detergent dispenser drawer by pressing down on the release tab at the back of the drawer and pulling it completely out of the washer.
Once the drawer is removed, remove the screw in the recessed hole next to the drawer opening then release the tab securing the right side of the console to the washer. Open the washer door and place a flat-bladed screwdriver into the slot in the bottom center of the console then push the console up to release center console tab and remove the console.
Remove the cycle selector knob then release the tabs securing the Touch Pad/LED Assembly to the console. Release these tabs in sequence from left to right around the Touch Pad/LED Assembly until all of the tabs are free and the assembly can be lifted from the console.
Unstuck any stuck button or clean the contacts if necessary then take the opportunity to inspect the other keys for any possible short circuit.
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Posted on Aug 04, 2010
Thanks for using FixYa. If it won’t flash any error code then it might be something wrong with the control. To start with press and hold the DRAIN/SPIN button for 10-15 seconds, this will reset the control panel. If still the issue is not resolved then you’ll have to replace the control panel. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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