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Hello, I have a Kenmore Front loader, model # 41743042200. It fills with water, but won't drain. When it comes to the spin cycle it just hums and makes a noise without going further.

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  • pamelarowlan Apr 18, 2011

    Thanks, I think perhaps we had the same "service" guy. We got a good laugh out of that.

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If yours has a kink plate at bottom front of washer remove it 3 to 5 screws at very bottom of kick plate.Behind the kick plate you will see the drain pump with a cleanout on the front of pump remove that by turning counterclockwise you will get a fair amount of water so lay down a few towels drain slowly.remove cleanout it is most likely plugged. put all parts back test her out.hope I helped and good luck thanks for voting

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Sorry but I do not know your particular machine BUT I would suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters. The motor is unable to drain all of the water in the allotted time.
Here are my complete, general pre-typed guidance notes for checking both the filter and the motor ;-0)
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If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and most are held in by a round cover/knob.

REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT!

It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. If it doesn't work then the motor is malfunctioning!

Hope the filter is the problem and good luck!
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  • Buzz Carroll Apr 16, 2011

    I had this very same problem with the same machine. Sears came out several times, changed a bunch of parts...and solved nothing. The last time they were here, when the guy had the kick panel off, I looked in and saw where the wiring harness connects the the plug in for it...a bunch of wires together. I asked if it was possible that might have separated from where it connects, and he glanced at it and said no. He then went ahead and ordered still another part...a circuit board this time. I still felt the strong vibration from the spin cycles could have loosened that plug, though. When he left, I pulled the kick plate back off, and reached in to see if I could push the wiring harness plug in any further...AND I COULD! I tried the machine, and it worked great then! I got one of those plastic zip tie things and wrapped it around the harness connector and the plug in point, and tightened it to keep them together. That was a few years ago, and I've never had that problem you described again. Oh...and I told Sears to cancel that damn circuit board and told them where that "service" guy could store it! Good luck...that problem drove us nuts before I did what I did.

  • pamelarowlan Apr 18, 2011

    Thanks, this helped. I think we've had the same "service" guy you did. My husband broke out in laughter with your comment as to where the circuit board was going to be stored!

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I had that same problem with the very same machine. I won't go into the several service calls Sears made, and the number of parts they replaced...none of which solved anything. The last time the repair guy was here, and had the kick panel off, I asked if it was possible the wiring harness down there might have vibrated loose. He glanced at it, then said no way...and he ordered a circuit board this time. When he left, I took that kick panel off and reached in to see if that harness was loose...AND IT WAS! I tried the machine, and it worked just like it was supposed to. I got one of those plastic zip tie things, and wrapped it around the wiring harness plug and the thing it plugs into...and tightened the zip tie so the plug couldn't separate again...and it never has...and the machine has worked just fine ever since. I told Sears to cancel that circuit board, and told them where that "service" guy could store it. I hope this works for you...it drove us crazy for weeks and weeks before i fixed it myself. Good luck!

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