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My front load Kenmore washer (970C4103200) will not agitate or spin. This model has one timer/cycle switch which is a static or friction switch. It will drain when it moves to this cycle or if you move the switch to a drain cycle manually. There are NO ISSUES with load size, lint/coins in trap, kinked hoses,etc. This has occurred in the past and rotating the dial or moving it back to start of wash cycle would correct it. Solutions? New switch?

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i would try to clean the trap out at the bottom, there is a panel on the bottom take that off and clean out the trap, it looks like a turn dial, something like that has happend to me, it cant hurt to try

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the door can be manually unlocked by removing the bottom front panel, reach up and there is a pull tab on the lock mechanism. it is a crime that they do not post this online or in the manual, and let folks ruin their clothes.

power problem was a part called the "FILTER" it is where there power cord plugs into, something along the lines of part number 201. cost is $85 plus tax. service man has not seen one of these ever go before.

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The filter on the front side of the washer was clogged. I have two children. So, I found candy wrappers, lip gloss, pennies. After cleaning the filter, it runs fine now.

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11 year old Kenmore washer fills then stops.


in the machine under the front control panel will be a module that controls the wash agitation. Have it checked out as they fail . There is no connection between the timer and this unit as it comes in to play when the water reaches a set level. The timer just keeps working through the cycles believing the washer is agitating.

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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.

Following is the Whirlpool / Kenmore service manual for top load, direct drive washers with a troubleshooting section.

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


The first thing to check is to try the washer on a different cycle.

Then make sure that it will drain and spin.

If it will work on a different cycle, the problem points to the timer.

If it still won't agitate and it WON'T drain or spin the problem points to the Lid Switch

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I have a Kenmore top loading washer model #110 and won't agitate


First, see the Sears parts site for your washer.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?pop=true&modelNumber=110.23912100

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


The first thing I'd try is using a different cycle. If the washer works as it should, the problem points to the timer.

I'd also check to make sure that when replacing the switch, the connections to the timer haven't come loose.

Since you've replaced the Lid Switch, the motor has power for the drain and spin cycles.

These washers use a reversing motor. The motor turns one way for agitating and reverses for the drain and spin.

Since you cannot hear anything when it is supposed to be agitating, the problem does point to the timer or motor.




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If you can manually move the timer to spin and it works replace the timer. If you move to spin and it does not work, replace the lid switch.

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