Question about Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer
My washer had been working fine until just a few days ago. I had run a small load using the the small water level adjustment. Now it seems to be stuck there even though I have moved the knob back to the large load capacity. What could be wrong with this and can this be an inexpensive easy fix?
There are easy checks before you replace the level selector body
remove the trim plates at both ends of the control panel to expose Phillips head screws 1 at each end. remove the screws
lift and swing the control panel up and over the back, it is hinged at the top.
The washer can be operated in this condition for testing
1 Rremove the air hose, and blow it out.
often water remains in the tube after changing levels, the water is not compressible so a small change in water level in the tank, makes too much difference in the sensor.
reconnect the tube and try a cycle ~1/3 chance of fixing it
2 The spring inside Kenmore water level sensors that reacts to air pressure in the tube is not up to the job and stretches, not noticeable till changing water level settings moves the anchor point of the spring.
pull off water level knob from control panel front, from control panel back depress lock tab at right of level selector body rotate counter clockwise 45 deg and remove
adjacent to selector knob shaft is 1/8inch nut, turn clockwise to raise water level counter-clockwise to lower water level, test, adjust, test adjust ~1/2chance of fixing it
replace level selector body
Posted on May 26, 2008
Yes its not hard to replace this switch.If you can remove the panel the switch is on while unplugged and insatll a new one ,making sure you attach the wires and the air hose onto your new switch.Should be easy repair.
Posted on May 20, 2008
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