Question about Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer
This could be caused by a couple of things. The most likely is that the clutch on the drive system is failing - the other cause could be a slipping belt from the drive motor, though that would be rather noisy (just as a slipping belt on a car is noisy).
I recommend using a qualified repair service for this.
Posted on Sep 22, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The click is most likely coming form the motor control unit(MCU) and the dimming of the lights are caused by the starting current of the motor. It means the motor is being started and restarted repeatedly as the clicks indicates. It is a natural electrical phenomenon for lights to get dim when a motor on the same circuit starts. This is because the motor acts as "short circuit" at start-up drawing almost all current in the circuit.
Unplug the machine or flip the breaker off then remove the rear access panel to have a close view of the motor and the motor control unit on the bottom side. The MCU is where the motor connects to. Plug the machine in and run a spin cycle. Check closely where the clicks are coming from and for any sign of electrical damage such as burning smell and the like. Replace the MCU if it is where the clicks are coming and check also the motor winding resistance. You'll find a Tech Sheet inside the machine.
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Posted on Sep 10, 2011
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