Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My kenmore Elite HT4 washer was filled more than halfway with water when I opened the door. Consequently, the water poured out all over my laundry room. I balied out all of the water and put a load of cloths in to wash. Incidently we had several power outages yesterday. I do not know if the outages effected the washer. Any ideas on the problem?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • 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.

  • Kenmore Master
  • 2,605 Answers

Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description..."my kenmore Elite HT4 washer was filled more than halfway with water when I opened the door
", You likely have a faulty inlet water valve.

Here`s an easy way to check...

1) First drain the standing water which presently exists, if any.

2) Unplug the washer from the wall/power outlet and allow a period of time to pass, 12 hrs or so. If the unit has standing water in it after wards you need a valve.

If it doesn't have water in it after-wards then the valve is being energized when it is plugged in even when it should not...that indicates a faulty control unfortunately, but not very likely.

The valve # is 8182862 and varies in pricing around $40 - $75.


It should be available at most brick and mortar appliance part locations or if you prefer on-line shopping try "searspartsdirect.com" "repairclinic.com" or "appliancepartspros.com" to name a few.

To swap out the valve simply follow these steps...

**Unplug the unit from the wall before attempting any repairs suggested here...safety first**

1) turn off the water and unfasten the hot & cold fill hoses going to the washer.

2) remove the three screws along the back of the top panel and then slide the top panel back slightly and pull up. The panel should lift away.

3) in the left rear corner ( when observing from the front of the washer )you should now see the valve.

my kenmore Elite HT4 washer was filled more than - caf1161.jpg

4) remove the wires, carefully the harness has little release tabs which must be bent back slightly to pull the wire & harness off.

5) remove the hose to the dispenser assembly, a pair of pliers or vise-grips works well here.

6) remove the screw on the outside back wall of the washer and pull the valve out, voila !

465fa60.jpg
Reverse order to put the new one in "voila", and good job. You potentially saved yourself $200 or more for parts and labour.

Hope this answers your question but more importantly solves your problem.

Thanks for choosing FixYa for your repair solutions today. Let me know if you need further assistance.

Please take a moment and rate the solution provided for you as well as a testimony if you feel it warranted.

Good luck.


Regards,


Macmarkus :)

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Kenmore ht4 front load washer


this seems to be a control panel issue. if water valve switches, try hot /cold water combos to see if it will start filling

Aug 31, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

2 Answers

I have a Kenmore Elite Washer model 48051. I am


i think the dl code is clogged water pump,tip it back and you can remove the water pump cover and check it-mike

Jul 17, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

1 Answer

My washer is not draining and has slowly filled with water


im not an expert but it might be a leak or somethings backing up or there could be a blockedge in the drain.

Apr 27, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

1 Answer

Front Load Washing Machine Filling On It's Own


the inlet valves are shot. what happens the coils in the inlet vales can no longer hold the water from going into the unit, causing water to run into unit when not in use. replace the inlet valves and you should be good to go. the inlet valves can be removed by, removing top panel(3screws in back), disconnecting hoses, taking the small clamp on the small hose connected to the dispenser. theirs a small screw holding the inlet valves from back pane, remove old inlet valves and replace and you should be all set. hope it helps.

Apr 02, 2009 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Water Remaining in Gasket Around Door


normal problem all front loads all brands.. leave door open as much as possible.. to clean fill tub with hot water pour in 2 cups chlorine bleach use rag in solution wipe gasket out as good as possible allow washer to run normal cycle ..do as routine when ever odor is first noticed leaving door open will allow most of water to evaporate

Nov 19, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Water trickles into Kenmore front load while machine is off and door is open


sounds like a bad water inlet valve stuck open and permitting watertto enter even though not on, untill you replace the valve turn off water between uses part number 8181694

Oct 31, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

KENMORE ELITE HE3 WASHER


2 things you may try if you haven't already ..let washer fill with hot water ..pause and open door pour in about 2 cups chlorine bleach before starting back up..with rag soaked in bleach/water clean inside front door boot ..be sure to roll boot toward front and clean out accumilation under it wash as much as possible off door seal..allow to finish cycle (normal wash should be fine)..may also try removing lower panel remove pump acess plug and clean pump out thoroughly..you are not alone ALL front washer have same issue and if some sort of routine cleaning isn't done problem reoccurs also leaving door slightly open between usues will help ..by the way that is a german made washer

Sep 12, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Brand new kenmore HE2 front load washer - keeps filling


Either your pressure switch is bad, or the air line that connects to the presuure switch has come loose. The pressure switch is located on the right-hand side rear of the washer with the top cover removed. It is a brown colored, disk shaped, device with an electrical connection and an air hose connection. Sometimes this hose comes loose in shipping, or the electrical connection may be loose. Without it, the washer will continue to fill and will NOT shut off. Now...if you just purchased this unit, DO NOT do anything that will void the manufacturer's warranty. It may be an inconvenience, but I would recommend you get the appliance repairman to come in and take a look at it. That way...you won't be held liable if something were to break. This is, however, usually a simple problem and not considered major. I hope this reassures you some. Post back with comments if you have any further questions/concerns.

Nov 11, 2007 | Kenmore 46462 Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer Logo

367 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5467 Answers

Mike Squire

Level 2 Expert

391 Answers

Robert Rankin

Level 2 Expert

338 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...