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A safety feature found on front load washing machine is thedoor switchand the door lock and strike. On most models, the door switch must be closed and the door lock must be activated before the washer will start. The switch is normally located in the door frame of the washing machine, but may also be part of the door lock assembly. Inspect the strike to make sure that it engages the door lock assembly and that the door remains closed. To check the door switch for continuity with a multi-meter, you will need to disconnect the power and remove the front panel.

The lid switchon a top load washing machine is a safety device designed to prevent the motor circuit from operating when thelOnsome models, the water inlet valve circuit is controlled as well. If the lid switch fails, the washer may not start. The lid switch is normally located beneath the main top with a projection on the lid or a pin attached to the lid that will actuate the switch when the lid is closed. Verify that the switch is being activated mechanically and that any levers or actuators are not damaged or sticking. If the switch is being activated but there is no power being supplied to the motor or water valve circuits, then the switch may be defective

The start switchon some top load washers is often part of the timer and is activated by pulling out on the timer knob. Although not normally available as a separate part, the switch can be tested for continuity with a multi-meter. You will need to remove power from the appliance and then locate the correct timer contacts as noted on the wiring diagram. On some electronic controlled models, the start switch is a momentary contact type switch located on the control console. You can test this switch for continuity with a multi-meter when the push button is held in
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Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Mar 16, 2020


Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Mar 09, 2020

Hello. You need to check to see if the drain pump is getting 120 volts when its supposed to be on. If there IS 120 volts at the motor but not its not running, then the motor is bad. If there is NOT 120 volts present, the main board is bad. I know that the main board is pricey--can run 300+. If you do replace the main board, MAKE SURE YOU RE-CALIBRATE THE BOARD! You put it into diagnostic mode, turn the dial until only the rinse light is lit, and then press start. (thats if its one of the models with the row of lights along the bottom right) the re-cal takes about 4 minutes. I hope I helped you!

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Feb 27, 2020

I suspect the timer (contacts)... new timer is >$200 US. Used eBay $25 up.

Given machines age, repair is a gamble as many more components likely to fail e.g. pump, water inlet solenoid.

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Feb 15, 2020

Hello. There are several things that can cause this problem. The first thing I check is the drain pump--if there is 120 volts getting to the pump, and the pump is not running, the drain pump is either jammed or the motor is bad. If there is NOT 120 volts at the pump when it should be running, that indicates either a broken wire from the main control board or, a defective main control board. If the unit senses water in the tub, IT WON'T SPIN. One of the other causes of a no-spin could be a defective lid lock or even a corrupted/damaged main control board. The drive motor for the unit is controlled by the main control board which is told what to do by a program. If you have power outages, the board could have been partially damaged by a current surge when the power was restored. (Outages are NOTORIOUS for damaging circuit boards in appliances). If it wasn't blown out immediately, USUALLY about 4-6 weeks after the event the chips on the boards start to fail causing varied problems.

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Jan 24, 2020

Sounds like the wiring to the element and a bad connection. Pull the machine out and lean it up against the wall. Make sure it is leaning well and won't tip forward. Look up underneath with a flashlight.

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Jan 13, 2020

On newer washing machines,built within the last 10 years,you cannot bypass the lid lock. This is all monitored by the main control. Its not like the old days where you could jump out a switch. Modern machines just will not work due to heightened safety features due to the high rpms at which they spin

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Jan 12, 2020

Go to www.repairclinic.com and enter 110.42722201. With luck, you will be presented with a list of repair parts/assemblies and may be able to view a generic Kenmore video showing disassembly.

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Dec 18, 2019

Could be cycle timer failure

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Dec 08, 2019

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