Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
Next time send the model number so i can look up you machine,i can give you the part number and price.if it's a top load washer set the timer on spin,open the lid and with a screw driver push down on the lid switch,you'll see a hole in the top of the frame and a strike on the lid the strike pushes down on the lid switch and sends power to the washer,the factory doesn't want the washer to run if the lid is opened,if it starts to spin then you have a bad lid switch,the switch could be totally broken so if it doesn't run the easiest way to check the switch is to push down and the up on the switch if it makes a clicking sound the switch is good,no clicking the switch is bad.this is a common problem,let me know if this is it.if it isn't the problem send the model number.thanks.
Posted on Apr 03, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Filling With Water
I recently had the same problem. I checked the end of the air hose coming from the tub. It had a tear in it right at the connection. I just cut off the hose at the tear and placed the hose back on the connection.
Posted on Jul 18, 2008
SOURCE: Fisher paykel gwl10us wont fill
Both of you most likely are getting a "RPS Sensor Fault"
On a GWL10, when the motor rotor position sensor fails, it will act exactly like you describe. Many techs incorrectly replace the machine control or the water inlet valve(s). The RPS sensor is much cheaper. If you consult the tech sheet located under the control panel, you will see the fault code for RPS failure and I would bet the farm that the sequence of LEDs displayed when your washer faults out matches exactly with the RPS fault code.
The RPS sensor for GWL10 and GWL11 models is a part # 420296P and canbe purchased direct from Fisher Paykel Parts:
The procedure to replace it is a little involved but a handy person can do it. It would be best to consult the factory service manual and again, that can be purchased from Fisher Paykel Parts direct here:
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
Check lid switch. Most will not run with lid open and the switch may not be pressed down when door is closed
Posted on May 17, 2009
I just fixed this problem on my GE washer that overflowed earlier into my hallway and living room. The fix required removing the tube from its connection at the outer tub and cleaning out some residue that was preventing air from moving to the sensor at the top of the machine at the control panel. No tools were needed other than a large steak knife to undo the clips to remove the front panel of the machine and a small flat head screw driver that I used to clean out the plastic pressure hose.
The good news is that even if this had not worked and the sensor/switch needed to be replaced, the part is available for replacement at the local hardware superstore and a few online outlets for around thirty dollars. Replacement of the switch looks to be relatively simple by disconnecting the existing wiring housing and replacing with a new part.
There are several detailed diagrams available online by doing a search for your product/ model number.
Be sure to check the hose before replacing the pressure sensor/switch- this will save time and money.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
Check motor brushes, may be worn so motor will not turn under load, if not that could be more serious, faulty PCB or timer,
Will it spin on spin setting? call for approved engineer if unsure
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
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