Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
Sounds like a bad lid switch if can't hear the drive motor running or a broken motor if drive motor is running and water drains out when machine is set to drain or spin. Check to make sure that the lid switch bumper is intact.You can manually activate the lid switch by pushing a non-conducting tool into the lid switch.
The lid switch condition can be verified by checking the continuity of the lid switch contacts and/or bypassing then running the machine. It is indeed not making contacts if there's no continuity when activated and/or still does not run when the lid switch is bypassed.
Disconnect power then release the console from the top of the cabinet by prying the console end caps then removing the screws attaching the console to the cabinet top. Pull forward and up on the console and lay it back on the hinges.
Disconnect the lid switch harness connector by pressing on the tab located in the middle and pulling it up.kenmore topload washer -- model - 5179c04.jpgsrc="http://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/5179c04.jpg" alt="5179c04.jpg" class="h_mi" />
Close the lid then test the lid switch contacts for continuity through the lid switch connector terminals on the cabinet top. If no gadget available to test the continuity, bypass the lid switch. Jump a wire between the terminals of the wire harness connector where the lid switch connector terminals connect to. Once done, reconnect power then run a test. The lid switch contacts are indeed not closing if the motor runs and the machine works. Replace the lid switch part number 3949238 which will require the removal of the cabinet.
The cabinet is attached to the rear of the washer by two brass-colored retaining clips. Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the turned-up edge of the clip, located on both sides, and then pry back to release the clip from the kenmore topload washer -- model - b435ff7.jpg cabinet.
Open and hold the lid while grabbing the cabinet front opening then tilt the top of the cabinet toward you by pulling the cabinet away from the base. This releases the front and back slotkenmore topload washer -- model - 67021b7.jpgbinet from the tabs in the front and back of the base.
Using the side of your leg and/or body as a support for the front of the cabinet, carefully lift up kenmore topload washer -- model - e6b4d1c.jpgabinet and lay the front on a cushioned floor to access the lid switch.
Remove the lid switch ground and mounting screws then release the wire harnekenmore topload washer -- model - f4e8b28.jpghe metal retainers. Pull the lid switch connector out and install the new lid switch in reverse order of the removal steps.
Bring the cabinet to the front of the washer then slide the front bottom rail of the cabinet under the rail at the base of the machine then lay down the cabinet into position ensuring that the back of the cabinet locks into the base and the slots in the cabinet sit into the tabs at the base of machine.
Reconnect the lid switch harness then push the retaining clips back down into position to secure the cabinet to the rear of the machine. Reinstall and secure the console to complete the repair.
Posted on Sep 28, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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