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Kenmore 110.28942890 will let water come in through the soap dispenser but will not "shift" into letting water fill the tub. if i fill the tub with a bucket it will agitate and spin but stops when it's time to fill for a rinse. so again with a bucket, and it will complete the rinse and spin cycle. once in awhile, it will "kick-in" and fill for the rinse but mostly not. what to do?

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SOURCE: soap doesn't go out of dispenser

Make sure you are using a liquid or powder detergent made for front loading machines and has the HE symbol on the front. Also use warm water not cold some detergents may not dissolve completly

Posted on Aug 10, 2007

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SOURCE: machine fills and agitates, but won't drain

Please empty your machine and run the machine empty. If the washer goes through the whole cycle without any clothes. Please let me know

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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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!

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

SOURCE: washer is leaking water when it starts from the soap dispenser

the fill tube is located at the top tub cover and more than likey the tube is defective or the discharge anti spash guard is cracked. nbcrca:)

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: water leaking from the soap dispenser during rinse and spin cycle

use liquid instead of powder and always use HE detergent

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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