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Re: raise top of machine
My appologies, this is my first day on this site. I was answering for a Oasis machine and the profile is now coming up Kenmore top loader. For the Kenmore top loader, there are 3 styles. 1 - The most common is as you look at the back of the console (where all of the knobs and dials are) there are 2 phillips screws where the console meets the top of the washer. If these screws are not present.... 2- check to see if there are two plastic pieces on either end of the console. Remove the plastic covers and there will be phillips screws underneath them. If neither is present.... 3- use a putty knife where the console meets the top of the washer and press. Once you have the screws/ clips removed pull the console towards you and rotate it up. You will now see two brass clips under the console. Place a large screw driver and press down where the clip dips inside the washer while pushing forward on the screw driver. Once these clips are out, the top, front and both sides will all tilt forward and can be set to the side as one unit. Now you can access everything underneath the top of the washer.
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unplug the machine
Raise the front (use wooden blocks, whatever
Look for the screws to the bottom panel, remove them, then the panel
Remove the filter, clean it
Replace the filter into its housing and turn clockwise to lock it in place. Replace the panel, making sure it catches in the top brackets. Insert the bottom screws and tighten them.
Remove the wooden blocks and lower the machine to the floor. Plug the machine back in.
Unplug the machine
Depending on the model (Maytags are usually Whirlpool washers) you:
don't have a filter
or you have one in the control panel (be careful if you find that's the case)
or - most likely - you have a screen or other parts below your agitator that are clogged.
If it's the last item - removing the agitator usually isn't that difficult - socket wrench and an extension and socket lets you remove it by pulling straight up - then take a look at what's going on. You may be able to simply clean things up at the bottom of the washer tub, or you may need to order replacement parts. Then reassemble.
If it leaks occasionally that's probably a clogged or kinked drainage hose at the back, remve and clean it then reattach.
Did you set the back feet before leveling? On most units to set and lock the back feet you need to pull the top towards you so that the back is raised off the floor, then set it down again, this will release the feet and lock then down. The you level the two front feet. After this is done you must make sure your load is balanced. Distribute the items as evenly as you can in the tub. Once it gets to the spin cycle if its walking or shaking a lot, stop it and redistribute the items more evenly in the tub. Also try not to overload the unit or combining many heavy items with few light ones. If this is a new machine, did you remove the shipping locks from the back before using it? They have plastic strips attached to them, make sure they have all been removed, as well as any shipping bolts.
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If your washing machine begins making strange noises such asrumbling, banging or screeching, it is time to troubleshoot the problem and fixthe machine. A noisy washing machine that's ignored can become expensive lateras the problem worsens and leads to damage of more expensive parts.
1 Inspect inside the basket for loose items. Objects such as coins, pens andpaperclips can fall out of pockets and become lodged in the basket. Run themachine again to test for any further noise.
2 Remove the top panel bysliding a flat-head screwdriver under the panel and releasing the clips. Slidethe top off of the machine and shine a flashlight into the sides of the basketto check for loose items. Remove any items and run the machine again.
3 Place a level on top of themachine and verify that it is completely level. If the machine is at alluneven, adjust the bottom feet by turning them to the right or left. On mostmachines a turn to the right will raise the machine and a turn to the left willlower it. If the machine is level or still making noise after adjustments,continue trouble shooting.
4 Replace the drum bearings.Review your owner's manual to locate the drum bearings. Unplug the machine andturn off the water supply. Remove all necessary panels with a screwdriver.Remove the driver belt and manually spin the drum. If it makes a rumblingnoise, then unscrew the drum bearings and replace them.
5 Replace the drive belt as well if it isworn, cracked or loose. This will prevent the need to re-open the washingmachine if the noise continues after replacing the drum bearings.
6 Re-assemble the machine and run it again. If it isstill making noise, contact a repairman for a consultation.
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your lid safety switch is shot,you need to remove 2 side control panel covers that pop off,then remove 2 screws that are under here, then control panel will separate from top to let you unplug lid switch connection to the control panel,then open the top cover by popping clips inward on the 2 front corners with a putty knife or something flat like this between the top and front covers,then raise top up and lean back against the wall there you can access this switch to replace it,this switch is designed to shut off unit if lid is raised during spin cycle for your safety
Hello there:please follow the items i have provided and click on the items listed in blue
If your washer doesn't seem to work at all, check
switchNo powerCheck to see whether power is getting to the
washing machine. Is it plugged in? Has a fuse blown or is a circuit
breaker tripped?Lid switchIf the lid switch is defective, your washer can't
spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing
machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or
open the top or front of the washer to get to the switch. If it's
defective, you need to replace it. Some machines have a special lid-switch fuse near
the lid switch, inside the control panel. If this fuse blows, the unit
won't fill with water until you replace the fuse.
Disconnect the machine from the power source and also disconnect the inlet hoses.
First start by opening the top hatch. You can do this by first opening the lid. there are 2 screws under plastic caps in the corners, under the lit. Open the screws.
See if you can lift the top hatch back. If not, you need to open the screws, or sometimes no. 7 bolts, in the back of the machine. These join the top hatch (plastic part) to the machine body (metal part).
When you raise the top hatch, there will be a power connection with earth wire, and a presure hose which connect to the bottom of the control panel. You can disconnect these. Take note, as you need to put them back on later.
Once you remove the top section you have clear access to the top of the drum. There is a plastic rim on top of the drum which you need to remove. Sometimes they are screwed on, and sometimes they clip into place. The old hoovers were clip on plastic. The newer hoovers are more like Simpson and have screws.
Once you remove that, look down in between the inner and outer durm and see if you can see the bra wire. If you can get to it with a long object it will be alot easier, than having to remove the inner drum. If the bra wire is free and just sitting on the base, just tilt machine to its side and with the help of a few people turn it upside down.
Removing the inner drum is a pain, and I do not suggest you do that yourself, unless you have the right tools.
However I can help you with it if you can not get to the wire. Let me know.
Remove the 4 dispenser area screws. Depress side dispenser tabs to drop dispenser assembly from the top lid .Insert an opener or flat item into top lid and front panel space to depress inward the metal lid top hold down clip.Do left side first then right.Raise the lid and look down behind lock mechanism.Or tilt washer and look underneath. It's an open area below?