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Washer wont go from wash to rinse. the soapy water is still i there. the wash cycle just stops.

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  • Brian Villegas May 28, 2011

    Kenmore 70 series model 23732200#

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Hello, welcome to FixYa.

I will start by saying your post indicates it is a washer, however if you could post the complete model number make (brand name) and the approximate age I can speak directly about possible causes/remedies instead of generalizing.


I'll need to clarify the model number before detailing much of course. I'll need to watch for your reply before moving forward.

Thank you for choosing FixYa.

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Macmarkus :)

Posted on May 28, 2011

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald May 28, 2011

    Hello again,

    Thank you for providing the model number, your washer is a Kenmore built by Whirlpool, good. These are great machines and relatively easy to service and parts are always available.

    I want to make sure I clarify before the problem though. The washer goes through the main wash fine, but when it hits the rinse it doesn't advance further is my understanding, correct ? Or as you put it..."washer wont go from wash to rinse" and then "the wash cycle just stops".

    This indicates to me it is likely a faulty lid switch. The lid switch failure is definitely a common Whirlpool top load washer problem. Here`s how you can repair it pretty easily...

    ( this is based on the most common Whirlpool, Estate, Kitchen-Aid, Roper, Kenmore, Inglis top-load washer, not necessarily applicable to ALL...but it should cover yours)

    Here`s a helpful link for changing it out, **make sure to unplug the unit before servicing...safety first**

    http://videos.wittysparks.com/id/3098139...

    The lid switch will look like this...



    Let me know how you make out. If this is something you think is not within' your scope of expertise please call a pro. I think you'll be fine with the tutorial video'

    I will try to help in any manner I can of course as well. Good luck.


    Thank you for choosing FixYa. Please take a moment to rate the info I provided and a short testimony is appreciated.

    Regards,

    Macmarkus :)

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