20 Most Recent Kenmore 44042 Front Load Washer Questions & Answers


I think my drum is out of balance. appears to be

IF (note that's IF) the mis-alignment was significantly less than an inch, perhaps just a tenth of an inch, and this could be "corrected" by lifting the drum .... ... and potentially then move it a further tenth of an inch beyond the aligned point (so that's total play/movement of a fifth of an inch) AND it HAD NOT developed this fault in just 3 days .... ... then I'd have said that your bearings had failed. Usually it takes time for the bearings to wear out and become very noisy when spinning (not so bad during washing) and play develop such that you can see it if you try move the drum UP & down by hand. SO, given the short period of time from being quiet and OK, to being very noisy and REALLY BADLY out of shape I think it's THE SPIDER The SPIDER is like a VERY FLAT TRIPOD mounted (bolted or riveted) to the back of the drum. At its centre is the SPINDLE that goes through the 2 bearings mounted in the Washer TUB and has the drive pulley attached to the end. These Spiders can be prone to corrosion and ultimately will fracture such that the Drum is no longer "STRAIGHT" or BALANCED and PERFECTLY IN-LINE with the spindle. Usually these (BEARINGS and SPIDER) can be replaced (professionally) at a cost that is much less than buying a new washing machine. It is something that a reasonably competent DIYer could do for themselves. That's all I am and I've done it 4 or 5 times in the last 20 years. http://www.pennylane-domestics.co.uk/images/broken-spider.jpg
5/9/2017 2:11:53 PM • Kenmore 44042... • Answered on May 09, 2017

The ball bearings are shot on this unit. I have a matching dryer, that still works fine, stacked on top of this washer. I'm told this washer is no longer produced by Sears. Can I buy a newer unit a

If you post the whole model number we might be able to locate parts. IT would be something like: 417.44042400
3/11/2015 10:36:21 PM • Kenmore 44042... • Answered on Mar 11, 2015

Our fisher&paykel washing machine Model wa37t26g will not spin when it has water in it

All washing machines must pump out most of the water before it spins.is the pump running.do you have a blockage.check the filter.
5/26/2014 8:38:08 PM • Kenmore 44042... • Answered on May 26, 2014

Remove rotary wash cycle seletor knobs kenmore model 417 front load washing

You need to pull it off towards you
4/30/2014 5:54:00 PM • Kenmore 44042... • Answered on Apr 30, 2014

Kenmore 44052 will not spin. Replaced door switch

Have you pulled the pump and checked for obstructions? There may be something in the pump itself; you will need to check that...


If your problem can't solve, keep in mind that the error codes means physical wrongs, so, E43 is a door-locking problem or "board comunication problems".

I hope this helps.
1/18/2013 4:28:42 PM • Kenmore 44042... • Answered on Jan 18, 2013

Automatic fabric softener dispensor not emptying

The detergent dispenser is located above the detergent drawer. A water pipe is connected to it and water entrance and distributed to drawer's cells (following the programmed cycle)by a lever's movement (part of the dispenser). The lever movement is controlled by two solenoids that received their power from the timer. By opening upper machine's cover you will have an access to the dispenser. Disconnect the power cable from the machine before moving to next test !!!! Look first that they are not any disconnected wires. Move manually dispenser's lever and see if water running to all cells (depend on your movement). In case it doesn't work properly remove the unit from the machine and try to clean it (I hope it will help, otherwise you should replace the unit). In case it works properly (manually) - you should test by a multi-tester solenoid's resistance. the one that doesn't have a resistance measurement should be replaced. Good luck !!
5/15/2012 9:10:17 PM • Kenmore 44042... • Answered on May 15, 2012

The water will not shut off completly it keeps


The reason that is happening is because the spring inside of the water inlet valve that is suppose to close it is weak and its not fully closing the valve so water seeps through it into the drum of the washer. To repair that the water inlet valve will need to be replaced.

If ya reply with the model number i will give ya the part number for that valve and instructions of how to replace it.

The model number can be found on a label inside of the door on the rim

10/10/2011 4:23:20 PM • Kenmore 44042... • Answered on Oct 10, 2011

No spin


Problems with a washing machine not spinning or not draining are often interrelated..

If you are having a problem with your top load washer then check out thistip...

Washing Machine does not Pump or Spin

If you are having problems with your front load washing machine then checkoutthis tip...

Front Load Washing machine not draining and or not spinning


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8/14/2011 12:57:09 AM • Kenmore 44042... • Answered on Aug 14, 2011
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