Question about Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

3 Answers

Kenmore 90 series washing machine

Machine does not recognize water level, no matter which setting (cycle setting, water level setting, water temp, etc) it is on. Water fills the drum completely and overflows, which causes a huge mess. Can you help?

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • jrod948 Jun 28, 2008

    I have the same problem, the water keep on running and does not shut off. I replaced the pressure switch but the problem persists. Where does the plastis tube connect to, I know where it connects on the switch but where in the tube does it connect ? What else could it be

  • mjohnsn Jul 13, 2008

    What a bunch of 'rectum openings' at Kenmore/Whirlpool!



    I can't believe that the pressure valve/fluid detector hose does not have a clip to secure the hose to the drum.



    YES had the same problem. The water overflow ruined the floor tile and sub floor in the laundry room and the ceiling and floor tile in the room below because the pressure sensor hose worked itself off the drum resulting in a large flood.



    It is an easy fix to remove the console and put on a clip. Had I known, I would have done this as a precaution ahead of time.



    Hundreds of dollars of damage because of a sloppy engineering design.

  • todaymba Jul 29, 2008

    My kenmore also overflows. I want to try the first sudgestion but I don't know what the console is. When I clicked on it, it was some playstation part. Could someone describe to me what that console is please? Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    All three cycle lights light up and water level light blinking

×

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have a Kenmore 90 series which will not fill and will agetate and spin when it is not supposed to. I have replaced the timer and that did nothing. Any suggestions?

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 5,911 Answers

Check your pressure switch.

First of all, unplug your washer. You will need to remove the console in order to get to the pressure switch. The washer may have release tabs under the console at each front corner. Simply slide a putty knife straight in from the front at each corner and push in while lifting up. You should feel the release tabs push in and the console will pop up. If not equipped with this type of console, you may have a console that has removable end caps. They can be removed by gently prying up on the top of them from the rear on each side. You may have to use a small screwdriver for this. The caps should pop right off. Once removed, you will need to loosen a screw under each cap. And, still there are some of the older models that have screws holding the console in place from the back. Once you have the console loosened, carefully lift it up and lay it back over the rear panel of the washer in its resting position. Be careful not to damage the small plastic hinges that hold it in place.

The pressure switch will be located behind the load level selector knob. Make sure the air hose is still attached. Often, this hose comes loose and falls off. This will prevent the lid switch from sensing the pressure from the wash tub as the water fills. The result: washer fills continuously until it overflows. Looks like a major problem, when its not. Reattach the hose. To keep the hose form sliding off again, you can take a small zip-tie and place it snugly around the hose where it connects to the pressure switch. This will create enough resistance to prevent the hose from falling off in the future. CAUTION: DO NOT over-tighten the zip tie as you can crack or damage the pressure switch. Just enough to make it snug.

If the air hose is still attached, check the electrical connections to ensure the connector plug is making contact and/or not corroded. If everything checks out, replace the pressure switch. If need further assistance, please post back and let me know.

I hope this helps you.

Posted on May 28, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 550 Answers

Follow all jsrocks tests,
but Before replacing the pressure switch there are more tests of function
Blow any water out of the air tube, it should be empty when the washer is empty, water remaining in the tube messes up the pressure sensing(usually makes water level lower so doubt this is the fault)
Kenmore pressure switches are adjustable, the adjustment is hidden.
An internal spring stretches over time and does not react properly.
to test whether just the adjustment is required,

  1. remove the water level knob from the front side of console
  2. depress the lock tab at the right side of water level sensor body where it contacts the back side of the console and rotate counter clockwise 45degrees
  3. withdraw water level sensor body
  4. adjacent to shaft for the knob is 1/8inch bolt head, turn clockwise to raise, counter clockwise to lower water level.
  5. washer can be operated with the console open and the level body removed
  6. test, adjust, test adjust.
  7. if no effect replace water level sensor body

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Kenmore washer fills correctly and then agitates. But it won't stop filling to then switch to the rinse cycle.


Your wash machine doesn't know that the tub is full. Open up your console and look for a vinyl tube attached to your water level switch. Take the tube off of the switch and blow into the tube to clear out any blockages. Then, put the tube back on and test the wash machine. If the problem persists, then you need to replace your water level pressure switch AND the vinyl tube (just in case it has a small hole in it somewhere along the way).

You can buy the switch, which comes with the tube, here:

Switch W10337780

Good luck!

Oct 24, 2014 | Kenmore series 90 Washer Motor 3951550-

1 Answer

We have a Kenmore 90 Series washer and the water level function has stopped working and the water does not shut off - it just keeping running - therefore the wash cycle does not begin b/c it just keeps...


The ppart you are looking for is called the water presure switch and it is located inside the control panel.It will have a small plastic hose going to it. Hope this helped.

Jun 03, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

1 Answer

Kenmore Series 90 washing machine, won't start cycle


First, see the Sears Parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110.26912691&pathTaken=partSearch

Next, see the Whirlpool / Kenmore Service manual for top load, direct drive washers:

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

I hate to say it but it sounds like a Timer problem.

I'd use the troubleshooting section of the Service Manual and the timer testing procedures to confirm the problem.

Note that there are two types of timers with different procedures to remove them.

Also see the following for how to release the console for access to the timer and other controls.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=5216f244d51176ce1069bbf148b14335

May 07, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

1 Answer

Kenmore 80 series washing machine - won't stop filling with water on rinse cycle - never moves to next cycle - if I stop machine and manually move to spin, the machine does spin and the water drains


Your air pressure tube going to the water level switch is pinched or stopped up,OR, the water level switch is going bad.
Use this manual to access these parts and diagnose which is bad.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb?OpenDocument

Jan 16, 2010 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

I have Kenmore 60 series large capactity washing


There are two or three springs that hold the drum upright and level. They are attached to the motor and the drum base or sides. You have a broken spring. From being overloaded or turning during a last spin cycle it was out of balance and broke a spring. The machine will have to be taken apart to expose the springs. They are about 4-6" long. If the mounts are Ok replace all springs.

Oct 17, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Kenmore Series 90 top loading washing does not fill with water


Well you eliminated the fill valve when you said it does fill with water. More than likely its a bad connection on the control board. I wouldn't betmy paycheck on it but thats where I'd start. Take the cover off the control board and while machine is on being really careful wiggle each wire until the water starts in the tub and you have found the problem.

Aug 23, 2009 | GE WVSR1060A Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore washing machine series 90 is leaking


Tip the washer onto the front and you will be able to see through the bottom to look for leaks.

May 31, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Kenmore 90 series washer will get stuck in between cycles


Sounds like the timer has failed. It's a common problem.

Part number 8545379, $83.69 from SearsPartsDirect.com

Feb 04, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore 80 series model# 110.28803890


Hello. Yes there is a fill level pressure switch. It is pressure activated by the pressure of water rising in a tube as the water rises in the tub.It's easy to find and easy to replace. Look for the tube and follow it to the switch. Parts for Kenmore are available at 1-800-516-9625 or at http:\www.sears.com.
Good luck.

barneyluc

Oct 19, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer Logo

1,769 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Jesus  Colon
Jesus Colon

Level 1 Expert

12 Answers

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...