Question about Kenmore Washing Machines

1 Answer

Washer which is kenmore 80 series and about 6 years old just stopped working while filled with water. after 3 hours we finally got it to start again and then I stopped it cause it was filling up with more water. since then nothing. but notice the knob that you turn to start wasn't making a clicking sound but since working on it it now makes that sound....was thing it could be the turning knob....what do you think?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • 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.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,416 Answers

Hello,

There are several reasons that a washing machine won't drain or spin. The cause could be something as easy as a clog or something difficult that will need a licensed repairman. Start with the simplest possible cause and work down to the more difficult causes.

INSTRUCTION BELOW

  • A washing machine won't spin if the water can't drain. Check hoses for any kinks or clogs that may prevent the water from draining. If a hose has kinks, try to straighten out the kinked hose. If it can't be straighten sufficiently, replace the hose. If hoses are not kinked, check for clogged hoses. This can be done by using the screwdrivers to remove the hoses and looking for clogs or running a water hose through the clogged hose to remove the clog. Use the rags and bucket to clean up the water that comes out of the hoses when they are disconnected. Once the clog is cleared, put the drain hose back into place. The washer should drain and spin now if a clogged or kinked hose was the problem.
  • 2 If the washer still won't drain or spin, check to see if the lid is not closing all the way or if the lid switch is not clicking into place. Close the lid and make sure that it closes all the way down. When the lid closes, the lid switch should click. If there is no clicking sound, then the switch may need to be replaced. Follow manufacturer's directions for replacing the switch. If the lid does not close all the way, visually check for signs that the lid is bent. If bent, try to bend it back into place.
  • 3 Loose or broken belts could also prevent a washing machine from draining or spinning. Pull the washer away from the wall and, using the screwdrivers and wrenches, remove the back panel. Using the flashlight, visually check for any broken or loose belts. Replace any broken or loose belts. Although replacing washing machine belts is difficult, anyone who has replaced belts on a car, lawn mower or even a bicycle chain should be able to accomplish the task.
  • 4 Another possibility for a washing machine to not spin or drain is the pump. With the back panel still off the washer, check the pump with the voltmeter to ensure that the pump is getting power. If the washer is getting power, turn on the washer and listen to find out if the pump is running but the water is still not draining. It may be necessary to remove the pump and clean it or to replace the pump with a new one. Once the pump is replaced, turn on the washer to determine if it will now drain and spin.
  • 5 If all of the above steps fail to produce a washing machine that drains or spins, then it is time to call a professional repairman. Use the screwdrivers and wrenches to replace the panel on the washer and push it back against the wall

  • thanks

    Posted on Oct 03, 2010

    Ad

    1 Suggested Answer

    6ya6ya
    • 2 Answers

    SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

    Hi,
    a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
    Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
    the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
    click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
    Goodluck!

    Posted on Jan 02, 2017

    Ad

    Add Your Answer

    Uploading: 0%

    my-video-file.mp4

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

    ×

    Loading...
    Loading...

    Related Questions:

    1 Answer

    How do I check and replace the water level sensor on my Kenmore 80 Series Hvy Dty Washer?


    Try eserviceinfo.com/index as per your 80 series. There are various downloads there that may help access the water level sensor which is most likely the problem.

    Aug 08, 2014 | Kenmore Washing Machines

    1 Answer

    Kenmore 80 series washer. Agitates immediately and does not fill


    it sounds like the water valve is bad,the water valve level(sm. med. lg.)controls the water valce-mike

    Jul 17, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

    1 Answer

    Won't complete cycle, stops at rinse. and can't get hot water.


    Are you on well water? turn off the cold water to the washer and clean the screen filter out. do not leave filter out.
    the machine probably has a cold only final rinse so it won't work properly.

    Mar 22, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

    2 Answers

    Kenmore 80 series washer doesn't stop filling up with water


    Almost went and bought a switch until I widened by search for "kenmore washer 80 series overflow" and came up with this:
    http://www.fixya.com/support/t1206464-kenmore_80_series_overflow

    Turns out that a couple weeks ago, I had a really unbalanced load that probably shook off the tubing. Anyhow, saved me a trip to the supply store AND cost. Thanks to the original poster!

    Feb 11, 2009 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

    1 Answer

    Kenmore 80 Series - water wont fill to full load


    remove edge decore trims from left and right side front of control panel8b608f8.jpg
    remove phillips screws from bottom corners of contol panel
    remove knob from water level selector
    raise control panel ~1 inch then flip over backwords on pivots
    depress lock tab on right/underside of water level control body where it touches metal mount plate
    rotate water level control body 45deg anti clockwise
    pull body off
    top side of body next to knob shaft is 1/8 hex head bolt
    turn clockwise to rais water level
    anticlockwise to lower water level
    machine can be operated with this part not fitted so can check level. fill, adjust screw, fill will start again, adjust screw, until water level is correct
    reinstall in reverse order
    Incidentally, the cause is a VERY small wire spring inside the control body that is not really up to the task, and stretches over years.
    Its a common occurrence, and I make this repair, on callouts, no parts required, couple times a month you may have to flip the switch to reset to get the water to restart filling

    Oct 25, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

    1 Answer

    Broken Washer


    it could be the direct drive coupling that connects the motor to the transmission. fill it up with water and see if it will agitate, if it will NOT agitate then it is a good chance that this is the problem. 0404472.jpg
    65edb02.jpg

    worse case scenario is the transmission is bad, but this is unlikely.

    Aug 04, 2008 | Kenmore 25862 Top Load Washer

    1 Answer

    Kenmore 80 series washer


    Your transmission is not engaging thats why the speed changes your making will sometimes get it to work.Honestly any machine after the 10 year age mark is not worth the cost of replacing the transmission.

    Apr 15, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

    1 Answer

    Kenmore 80 series overflowed!!!


    The most common cause for this is the water mixing valve plunger sticking. the fix is to replace the mixing valve. Not so common is a defective water level pressure switch. Same fix, replace the switch. Really rare is a small leak in the tube from the tub to the pressure switch.

    Feb 06, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Washing Machines Logo

    Related Topics:

    73 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

    Sal DeAngelo

    Level 3 Expert

    2295 Answers

    fordexpert

    Level 3 Expert

    5537 Answers

    Ed Mac

    Level 3 Expert

    731 Answers

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

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...