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I have a Kenmore 3.5 capacity front loader a little over a year old I t won't start ...there is power, water is on, door lock does not light up and start just blinks??? Any solution before I cal for repair? thank you Claire

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  • cmc0654 Sep 05, 2010

    I will unplug for 30 minutes and let you know..there is no error code, I don't have machine that
    does that...

  • cmc0654 Sep 06, 2010

    just got home , was unplugged for 7 hrs...any other suggestions or do you think I have to call
    for repair

    thanks

  • cmc0654 Sep 06, 2010

    thanks for your help, I'm going to call for repair, as I don't want to deal with rubber seal...to get at latch
    have a great day!!!

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Hi, Welcome to FixYa. Based on you description you've got a door latch switch issue. For whatever reason the control is not getting the "door closed" signal. If nothing is blocking the door and you are certain the door is closed tight, the latch is likely faulty. Let me know if you are able to do it yourself and I'll guide you on changing it before phoning in a tech. Macmarkus :)

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  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Sep 06, 2010

    Hi,



    No problem as far the help goes. Good luck with the repair. Please let me know how it goes if you have time.



    The latch is typically about $40 - $60us. retail at places such as "repairclinic.com" or "searspartsdirect.com" just so you have an idea. It will look like this...








    Thanks again for visiting FixYa, let me know if you need anything and good luck.



    Macmarkus :)

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Hi,

Unplug the unit for few minutes, say 30 minutes and then turn it ON. If that would reset the machine, it's perfect - Unless you need to get it repaired.

As i am not there, it would be tough to diagnose. I assume that there is NO error codes or any other issue. In this situation, either the door latch assembly has failed or it's a faulty control board. Both would require a tech to diagnose and fix it for you.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Sep 05, 2010

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Sep 05, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Not an issue, try to unplug for 30 minutes and let me know the update.

    Let me know,if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


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