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Hi . I just purchased a Kenmore dual action 110 washer, model # 5450290, but no manual exists. There are two pipes at the drain connector...one is for draining,one is for self cleaning,but I dont know which is which. Thankyou in advance Dave davidmackay@rogers.com

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The larger diameter hose is the drain, on my kenmore elite front load washer the drain hose is a flexable ribbed hose

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I am looking for a repair manual for the washer. Mine will not drain. Thank you so much Model # 048-GM-48030 ARKSEN© Portable Mini Small Washing Machine Spin Dryer Laundry, 11LBS


Hi Mike

Doubt very much that a repair manual exists.
Anyhow... It would only state the obvious... Which most repair men are aware of.
Draining a washing machine is usually done by turning on a small pump. These pumps have a small plastic impeller that can easily get blocked by threads & material in the dump water.

Simple find the access panel on back or bottom. Then trace the drain pipe back to the pump. Remove hose clips and it will probably drain on floor. Remove pump & dismantle & clean or repair.

Caution. Be aware that AC voltages of 110/240 volts can be lethal around water. Disconnect from wall while fiddling with internals.

Good Luck

Feb 03, 2016 | Washing Machines

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My machine will fill,wash but wont drain. It just quits after the wash cycle. My huband somehow drained it manually. What could be the problem?


This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (110.#######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Newer model Whirlpool / Kenmore washers use a Lid Switch as a safety device. Unless the switch senses that the lid on the washer is closed, the washer will neither agitate nor spin.

Older models only used the switch during the spin cycle.

Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.

This is a Whirlpool PDF on how these washers operate. It has a diagram on jumping the switch as well as a detailed section on how the transmission works.

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


It also has a troubleshooting guide.

To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using a short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.

Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=913ba652cd504fb162f87d892bcb427b

With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.

If it works, the Lid Switch is a relatively inexpensive part.

Jun 10, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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I have a Kenmore 90 Series model 110 washer that overflows. I have changed the water level switch and verified the tube is clear and has no leaks. Could the timer have anything to do with the problem or...


This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Also 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

It has a troubleshooting section as well as testing procedures.

I'd test and verify that the Water Inlet Valve is working.

If it tests OK, I'd also test the timer.

May 19, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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My washer overflows. it wont stop putting water


This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (110.########) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

(The 110 means that it was manufactured by Whirlpool, you also need to enter the 8 digit model number)

Also see the Whirlpool / Kenmore Service Manual for these washers.

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

It has testing procedures as well as a good description of how the washer works.

It sounds like a defective water level switch or water inlet valve.

See the following for how to release the console and cabinet on these machines in order to get to the switch for testing.

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

Basically, what happens is:

When the washer is turned on, the water inlet switch is closed allowing water to flow thru the inlet valve. When it senses that the machine is to the level selected by the water level dial, the switch opens shutting the inlet valves.

If the switch or valve is defective, water will continue to enter the machine.

The Whirlpool Service Manual has testing procedures (basis continuity tests with a multimeter) for both the switch and valve.

May 10, 2010 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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I have a kenmore model 110 top loading washing machine that keeps draining and wont fill up but sometimes it does and sometimes it does not. Help!


Your drain hose is too far down into the pipe behind the washer. What's happening is your drain hose is actually siphoning water from th washer the same time its trying to fill up. Pull the drain hose up from the drain pipe and secure it so its doesnt fly out when the washer is draining. Check too see if the problem goes away. If not pull the drain hose out more repeat steps.

Feb 17, 2010 | Washing Machines

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I have a Kenmore washer with suds saver. I do not


Can you provide the exact Make, Model and Kenmore model number?

Kenmore model numbers use the format ###.######## with the first three digits of 110 for Whirlpool manufactured machines.

See the Sears Parts site and / or their Answer Site for manuals.

Answer:

http://www.managemyhome.com/


Parts description and possibly manuals:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action


Nov 08, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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What is the capacity of the Kenmore Model 110 Series 70 Heavy Duty Plus washer (circa 1985)? It is finally time to replace it. Sorry to see it go!


This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Many of the Sears parts sites for washers have a section where you can see PDF versions of their manuals. Look to the right of the main sub-components list and you may see it.

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

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Kenmore 110 Spin Cycle


Assuming that this is a basic top load, direct drive, neutral drain washer it seems as if the problem is likely in the timer.

The transmission and draining are controlled by the motor which gets it's power through the timer. If the timer isn't advancing once it gets to the spin cycle area, the motor keeps getting power, the machine keeps spinning and only by pushing in the control knob will the motor stop.

Here are a couple of places to look at how the machine works and parts for a basic Kenmore washer.

Sears parts site:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a number of sub catagories for the washer components.

Whirlpool Installation and maintenance PDF.

This is a public domain Whirlpool manual describing how the washer works and a good troubleshooting section.

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


Sep 21, 2009 | Kenmore 22642 Top Load Washer

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Dont want to save suds.( Kenmore model 5450290 Suds saver washer)


disconnect the wireing to the suds saver valve and tape the ends off.
valve will no longer open for the suds cycle

Jan 30, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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