Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
(extract from my guidance notes on checking filter and drain motor operation!)
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. Sometimes it is difficult to see the bottom panel screws as they are hidden by little plastic caps.The filter itself is normally held in by a round cover/knob and sometimes it will not come out with this cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play!
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!
Posted on Mar 25, 2011
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