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Even though the door is closed on my Kenmore 417 48102701 washer, the door lock button won't light up and it refuses to do anything. Any advice? I have the washer and dryer stacked in a very tight space, so it's hard for me to reach anything but the front of the washer. Is this worth calling a repair person?

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SOURCE: Can I stack my Kenmore washer (front loader) and dryer?

They can be stacked, but you will have to purchase a special kit to do it. Sears should be able to order the kit for you. Without the kit, when the washer goes into spin, the dryer will fall off (not good at all). Good Luck!!! Jim

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SOURCE: Kenmore Washer/Dryer Stack -- Need to replace Washer

first of all. comming from a Sears Technician.. (don't yell) -- the delivery drivers only know about delivering stuff. they dont know too much,
if the two are the same size they can be stacked.
sometimes have to rig something up
and yes, for that model the top is removed, clips go on the rear and screwed at the front.
in some areas it is sold seperatly as a stacking kit

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Our Kenmore 417 48102701 goes through the drain

After I move to a new home I have same problem, spin cycle was slow, I remove back panel, clean up the pump (found a quarter) also remove the top cover, I found due to the movement one pipe get disconnected, after reconnecting, everthing is fine.. also take a look inside there is a manual with service code....need a liitle bit of logic to decode it.. thanks..

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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SOURCE: control locked light is on on my whirlpool duet

This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet front loader washers and dryers with a Control Lock problem.

This may or may not be an indication of a serious problem. In the majority of the cases, this is a simple operator error. Nearly all these model appliances have some sort of Control Lock feature on the front panel now. This is a designed safety feature that is used to prevent small children from manipulating the controls. The controls can be easily locked or unlocked by pressing and holding the following button on the front panel:

Whirlpool Duet Washer - Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.

Whirlpool Duet Dryer - Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.

Kenmore Elite Washer - Press and hold the DRAIN/SPIN button for 3 seconds.

Kenmore Elite Dryer - Press and hold the AUTO DRY LEVEL button for 3 seconds.

These instructions may not be all inclusive for all Kenmore and Whirlpool models, but they are the most common. Chances are, if you have a Control Lock feature, the instructions will be printed on the front panel adjacent to the button that is required to lock or unlock the controls.

NOTE: These instructions may also work for newer model Maytag, Hotpoint, Admiral and Frigidaire model front loaders as well. Refer to your owner's manual or front panel for instructions pertaining to your specific model.

If the Control Lock feature will not lock or unlock the appliance, unplugging the unit for AT LEAST 30 minutes is recommended in order to reset the main control board. In many cases this is all that is required to correct momentary glitches.

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Posted on Nov 03, 2011

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SOURCE: my whirlpool cabrio washer #wtw555oxwo won't work. The lid lock light keeps flashing and the washer won't start

Lid switch was flashing on/off now won't even light washer fill and pumps out but won't wash or spin HELP

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My Kenmore front load washer will not fill--it sounds like it is draining instead. The last load washed did not spin correctly and the clothes were very wet when cycle completed.


Washer Not Filling:


  • Door Not Closed and Locked
    • Front load washers won't fill if the door is not closed and locked. Listen for the door locking when starting a cycle, then pull on the door to make sure the door is closed and locked.
  • Delayed Start Feature
    • Some washers have a delay prior to filling, where the electronic control is checking the dispenser function. This is Normal.
  • Flashing Lights or Error Code on Display
    • When there is a filling issue, the washer may shut off and display one of the following codes: LF, LE, nF, IE, FH, E10 or F20.
    • If the washer is displaying one of the above error codes, then do the hard reset procedure listed below.

If the appliance is not accepting input from the control panel, follow the steps below to reset the control:

  1. Unplug or turn the circuit breaker off for 30 seconds.
  2. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet or turn the breaker back on and wait 30 seconds.
  3. Press the Pause / Cancel / Stop button twice to clear the display.
  4. Start a short cycle, to check operation of the appliance, by selecting a cycle and pressing and holding the start button until the appliance starts.

Oct 15, 2012 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Kenmore Elite Model 110.42926 202 after setting the desired cycle will not start when you push the start button


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Incoming Power Problem If the washer won't start check to see if there is power at the electrical outlet which the washer is plugged into. Plug a lamp or radio into the outlet to check it. If the outlet is dead, check the circuit breakers or fuses for the home.

Power Cord If the washer won't start, check to be sure there is power to the electrical outlet for the home. If that is OK, the power cord itself might be defective. This is rare. You can check the power cord with an Ohm meter for continuity.
User Control and Display Board If the washer won't start, the user control and display board may be defective. Check for power to the washer first.



Timer If the washer won't start the timer might be defective. This part is often misdiagnosed, check other components before replacing this timer.



Line Fuse If the washer won't start the line fuse might have blown.



Thermal Fuse If the washer won't start the thermal fuse may have blown. It can be tested for continuity. Watch our fuse testing video for more information.



Line Fuse and Holder If the washer won't start the line fuse might have blown, or the line fuse holder might be damaged and need to be replaced.

Main Control Board If the washer won't start the main control board might be defective. This is not common. Check other parts and causes first.



Door or Lid Latch Assembly If the washer won't start the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.



Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly If the washer won't start the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.
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Oct 05, 2012 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore front load washer door won't latch lock light on


On some Kenmore front load models, if the black gasket around the door opening is unseated (for example, because you drag some heavy wet laundry over it) the door will not engage the lock and stay closed. This is a feature to prevent the washer from leaking when the gasket is not sealed. To fix it, simply reseat the gasket and the door will close and lock.

Jun 21, 2012 | Kenmore 44102 Front Load Washer

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My kenmore front load washer doesn't want to start all lights are working but nothing happens even the door won't lock


your door switch is the problem,where the door latch goes into the machine a little switch sites behind this a safety feature and if this is broke the machine will still switch on but will not work it will need replaced they are cheap.adrianxxx

Jun 02, 2012 | Kenmore 44072 Front Load Washer

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My washer panel will light up and the load washer light will come on, but the machine won't start


Hello,

To me that sounds like the problem may be within the door switch/lock, on the doorlock asm. is a little botton that sticks out of it,look and see if its their or perhaps its broken off. What that button does is tells the washer the door is closed so it can go ahead and lock it to start the cycle,its perhaps broken off sothe machine doesnt think the door is closed and thusly wont start.


GENE

Oct 06, 2011 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore HE2 front load washer. All power to the maching is good. Thhe start button just beeps in quick sucsession. Won't start. It seems to think the door isnt' closed but it is, and tightly. ...


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

It is indicating that there is a problem either with the door lock or the door locked sensor requiring a service call, sorry ;-0(

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John C

Sep 19, 2011 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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Door light turns on when you start the machine but turns off a couple of seconds after that and the washer won't do anything. It's a frigidaire aft7000eg0. Any ideas.


check the door interlock sensor. Somewhere there is a tab or button that lets the washer know when the door is closed. If this switch isn't being triggered it could be that the machine thinks the door is open and won't function.

Jun 01, 2011 | Washing Machines

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