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Kenmore elite washer will not spin and drain, follow the direction of cleaning out the drain in bottom. any suggestion of what to do next .
laundry falling behind.
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Most likely the lid switch is the problem, have a look at this and replace it if needed. If not the switch, let me know and I would be glad to let you know what else it may be.

good luck

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    Benjamin Patri May 28, 2008

    since it isn't spinning you should open up the outer panels and take a look at the motor and belt if the switch isn't the problem

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    Benjamin Patri May 28, 2008

    For information on the lid switch. The paddle that the probe hits when the lid is down moves a small switch. That switch can do two things

    1. It can fail internally. It will look fine outside but it won't close the circuit

    2. Or the screw holes snap and it hangs off the wires, the probe no longer hits the paddle and the switch stays open.

    The lid switch is cheap and very easy to repair.
    To learn how to troubleshoot this switch please visit the below link

    www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html




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    Benjamin Patri Jun 02, 2008

    Were you able to fix this, if so then please give me some feedback by
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    thanks and Have a Great Day!

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You need to take the cover off to access the bottom drain. Also pull off the attached hoses to the drain & clean them out, they probably have stuff stuck in them which is blocking the water flow. Same thing happened to me and thats how i fixed it as cleaning out the bottom won't just do if hoses r blocked. Hope this helps

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Usually you can get it running by cleaning the drain or by clearing a small clothing item from the bottom front area of the tub, behind the rubber gasket. check for any blocked items ................


good luck.........

Posted on May 28, 2008

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