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Kenmore washer won't drain

The washer fills with water and washes (agitates) the clothes. when it is time for it to drain the water and move on to the rinse cycle it stops. i am having to drain it manually. please help. i don't know what type it is exactly but the model is #22632100 type 111

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  • uberbliss Nov 01, 2008

    I have the same exact problem - checked the switch after reading this post... and somehow the plastic had broke and it slipped out. I Jimmy-rigged it for now. And will get the part ASAP thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    what size is it

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    machine stops during rinse cycle and water will not drain

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    My kenmore washer will not agitate but it will fill with water and drain

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The symptoms you describe are often caused by a lid switch malfunction. It may be loose or not making good contact. If you open and close the lid, you should hear a "clicking" sound as the lid switch is activated. If you do not hear the switch, check to make sure the lid strike in still intact. This is a small plastic piece mounted on the lid that pushes down on the switch through a slot on the wash tub opening on the right hand side. If this piece breaks off, it will give the same symptoms of a broken lid switch. Next, check the two mounting screws on the right side of the wash tub opening to make sure they are tight. These are the mounting screws for the lid switch. Sometimes they come loose and the switch does not make proper contact. If you attempt all these preliminaries, and the switch still does not seem to be working properly, replace it. A replacement can be found at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and the part will be located under the "Top and Cabinet" heading. For instructions on how to replace a lid switch, click on the following link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

This is a simple and inexpensive repair if you wish to accomplish this on your own. A replacement switch usually cost between $25 and $35. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you require further assistance.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

  • megabuck
    megabuck Apr 29, 2011

    (lid switch) in almost every case since they are made of plastic they separate and will not make contact.FIX: Ether replace it or in a lot of cases I found I could use super glue and never had any further problems.

  • Jenean Clark
    Jenean Clark Mar 06, 2014

    Yes, it was the switch. Thanks a million. You just saved me a bundle. I think I can glue it. I just held it up because it had broken & pressed down on it with the end of a spoon. A good temporary fix. I was going crazy trying to figure out how I was going to ring out those clothes by hand!

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I have a Kenmore 22632100 Washing Machine that just started to make a noise and my clothes have brown small dots all over them after the wash was finish. They looked as if they came out of the hole drains. I rewashed them. The washer filled up with water and then I hear the electrial humming. But it will not spin, pump or agitate. Nothing. The humming is there but no movement. Can you tell me if it is the pump, lid switch or pump pully or pump belt or none of these???

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