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I have a Kenmore f/l washer, model no. 417.431.42200, that will fill but doesn't spin; it just hums. It will drain if I move the knob to final spin, but no movement. The belt is still intact. Tried new motor and different control board but control board was used. Started this two months ago and no one has a solution.

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Ok so your dishwasher won't do anything... it justs sits there and "Hums" you can't make it respond to any controls, and the ONLY way to Stop it. is to unplug the unit, replugging back in it simply "Hums" again and will do nothing.
Now this happens because, the STOP Button, is pressed and the "Door Opened", during the Wash Cycle. This should NOT be done. You should NEVER TURN IT OFF MID-CYCLE. you should instead, Simply, pull on the handle, to Open the door, the system will take care of everything, after, you close it,and pick up where it left off. The turning OFF, makes the machine "Think" that a New Cycle, is going to be done, before the old one is finished, and resets itself to do it all again. But it still has water, that's not meant to be there so it must dump it out.
Now, the FIX. Take the Dishwasher, out, and tip over on it's side, tip to about a 45' angle. Water will come out from underneath, this is from a small "Overflow" reservoir. this reservoir has an "Anti-Flood" switch. The removing of this water will "Reset" this Switch, and allow the dishwasher to work again.
So what happens, is this, when the STOP button is pressed Mid-Cycle, the machine must "Dump" whatever water is still in the machine, into the "Overflow Reservoir". This water then causes the Anti-flood switch to jam, and this stops the machine, until it is reset,by the above method.


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Service manual above.
Below is a self help DIY troubleshooting and help site between these all you should be able to isolate and repair your unit. http://www.washerhelp.co.uk/diy-repair-help.html

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  • lansult Aug 05, 2010

    I have a Kenmore f/l washer, model no. 417.431.42200, this is a front load washing machine not a dishwasher??


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    This was a previous post. No one seems to be able to come up with a resonable solution.

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  • lansult Aug 05, 2010

    Sorry about earlier posts. No sure how all that junk got in there.
    Not able to get a concise answer on this issue. Can I escalate this as it been over 5 months.

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    By lansult on May 05, 2010

    I have a Kenmore f/l washer, model no. 417.431.42200, that will fill but doesn't spin; it just hums. It will drain if I move the knob to final spin, but no movement. The belt is still intact .

    I replaced the controller board and motor same result ready to throw the bleeping thing out the window.

    Oh yea, cleaned out the pump as someone suggested that didn't do it either.
    WTF.


    lansult 3 months ago With belt off the drum and motor spin freely. As I stated in my email replaced the controller board and motor with same result. Bought new controller board, motor was used but came from reputable source.
    This washer worked great, one night it started banging. I shut it off and inspected inside found both shocks
    broken. Replaced them and now the drum wont spin. Everything else works perfect it fills, drains just wont start wash cycle or spin. Extremely frustrating. It's only six years old. From what I've read the controller board
    is what provides voltage to the motor. Door lock light comes on and door is locked I don't know what else to try except a sledge hammer. Reply
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    lansult 3 months ago Is there a common issue with this model not spinning or is it always different. Reply
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    lansult 3 months ago Found this on your site but no one has responded. This is exactly what I experienced except I haven't tested voltages.
    Kenmore 41743142200 both shocks broke and now... Kenmore 41743142200 both shocks broke and now it won't start a spin cycle. Moto won't spin or even start. How do you determine is the speed control board or the motor is the problem. No voltage on pin 5

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SOURCE: F/L Washing machine doesn't spin

Normal 0 First drop the lower front panel and remove the pump so you can check the hose leading to the drainpump for debris, coins, etc.

Lower front panel has two? screws holding it in place.

Be prepared for water on floor... use shop vac or have several towels ready for water. Recommend putting at least one towel undermachine before removing pump.

Clamps that hold hose to pump can be a challenger to removeand replace. Consider replacing stockclamps with screw clamps.

This is a great fix.... did it last night.. Found coins, screws, etc. in pump. Once I cleaned out the hose area leading to the pump the spin cycleworked fine.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 417 430 42200 Front load Kenmore washing

Sounds like the pump is clogged or not working. Check the pump on the bottom of the machine. You can see the pump by removing the back panel for access. If you have missing socks or other small items check for a blockage in the pump.
If you set the dryer to spin you should hear the pump groaning if it is blocked.

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SOURCE: I have Kenmore 417 40052990 front load washer.

The problem is either an intermittent door switch opening due to vibrations while the machine is working or the timer has dead spots causing it to stop at certain points. But this is more likely a timer problem especially when the machine stops at certain points of the cycle.

Try to push the door while the machine is in operation to eliminate the possibility of an intermittent door switch problem. The timer is indeed the problem if the machine still stops. Fiddle with the timer knob to possibly clear any dead spots and if the problem persists, replacing the timer assembly is the only viable solution to address the problem. Below are links to the timer, part number 131854200, for your machine.

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