Question about Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer
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?
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
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
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,
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
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