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Kenmore 20172 Washer does nothing when coins drop

I'm trying to fix a Kenmore 20172 Commercial Washer with an intermittent problem, although recently it seems to happen all the time. It does nothing when you put the coins in. I checked it out and found that I can start it by nudging the clutch lever over, then it runs fine. I suspected the problem to be with the timer/motor so I tried replacing them, but it does the same thing. I don't know if it needs to be adjusted or if there is some other problem altogether. Please help.

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  • PatJB May 08, 2008

    Hi, thanks for responding. I thought that could be the case, but when I work it manually I push it way back and still it does nothing. Any other ideas? I'm wondering if there could be a problem with the switch on the lid, as I've read in some posts, but again, when I work it manually I can get it to work just by pushing the lever to the left, the direction the spring on the clutch pulls it. This is a new clutch and timer/motor, and I'm wondering if it needs to be set up differently, something I'm missing???

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Sounds like the lever for the coin box needs an adjusment. It may not be far enough back to engage the lever to start it.

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