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I have a Front Load Kenmore washer Model 110.46472501 which is about 5 years old. During the wash cycle there is a grinding noise. When the Spin dry cycle is supposed to start the Washer locks up and does not go through the Spin/ Dry cycle. You need to manually move the dial to the Spin Dry cylce and start the machine. What do you think the problem is and how much would it cost roughly to fix it? Thanks, Charlie

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SOURCE: Kenmore washer top load not cycling

This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.########) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

You can also go to the following Sears site and click on "Manuals", enter the stock number, select "residential Washers" and click on the actual model number.

If it neither drains nor spins, the first thing to check is the Lid Switch. This prevents the machine from draining and spinning if the lid is open.

I assume that you cannot hear the motor trying to turn.

See the following for how to access the console and Lid Switch connection.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=6f8112b458c05fcc8f6d1a4139b9a723

Following is a Whirlpool installation and maintenance PDF on top load, direct drive washers. It has a description of how to by-pass the switch.

It also has a troubleshooting guide.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf

To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, remove the two plastic clips from the console, remove the two screws under the clips, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.

With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.

If it works, the Lid Switch is a relatively inexpensive part and only requires that you release the console and pull the cabinet.



Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Model 44836

clean the coin trap assembly from the tub to the drain pump. or replace the drain pump assembly.

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore front-load washer stops at rinse cycle

When the washer initially fills for the wash, is it only hot water entering the drum? Try switching the water temperature between hot and cold as it fills. If any of them show little or no water getting through, it sounds too easy but check to make sure water supply taps are on, and that the cold/hot fill hoses aren't reversed. Remove the fill hoses and check any of the screen filters for blockage (in the hoses and in the inlet water valve). When the machine stops and waits to fill but all you hear is a hum, it sounds like there is power going to the valve but water is not able to get through it.
Good luck!

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SOURCE: Doesn't agitate and spin cycle work when reset

you have a worn motor coupler
you can order a new one at sears
and its a ver y easy repair

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marka19
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SOURCE: Please give me advise on how to replace the drum

This link should help not exactly the same model but should be close enough http://appliancehelponline.com/washerdoorseal.html

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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