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Kenmore 80 series washer stopped during unbalanced spin cycle

Heard it clonking(unbalanced) during spin cycle went to check it tho' stopped spinning befor i got there...will fill but not agitating or spinning and/or draining....please help...thanx!

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  • hotmommy Apr 29, 2008

    ps...theres also an humming coming from the area where the water hoses connect to the machine...

  • hotmommy Apr 30, 2008

    ...any help still appreciated...thanx! hmmm...

  • hotmommy May 01, 2008

    you're right...it was the lid switch...running great again so thank-you very much for your assistance "o-fixer" i'm happy to find you here you really saved me lots...thanx again!!! hm

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    I have the same problem. How do you fix the lid switch?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    in spin cycle load is unbalanced

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    I also accidentally removed the grey button that the lid sits down on to begin cycle or shut stop cycle

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Washer fills and washes but stops at the spin cycle and makes a whirring sound.

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Lid switch is broke lever probley broke off or screw holes broke out due to off balance load forcing tub over against switch lever

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