20 Most Recent Kenmore 2982 800 3.5 cu. ft. Top Load Washing Machine Questions & Answers

Yes, we had same thing with 20 yr old Maytag and the repair person said transmission. His advice, get a new machine. Transmissions are quite expensive and challenging to replace, approaching cost of a new machine to repair.

Kenmore 2982 800... | Answered on Feb 20, 2018

try this link Water Filters Lawn Garden Appliance Parts . most of the control panels either unclip or have a screw at each end then they just tip back to service

Kenmore 2982 800... | Answered on Aug 19, 2015

Rinse on most washers is cold water your wash cycles can be cold hot and even warm. Problem You may have is a bad water feed valve Or Timer and possible bad wire harness at motor to timer
check water valve Turn washer to regular wash cycle pull knob on will washer fill ?
if water starts to fill then change washer temp if washer has this.
if water comes out on all settings water valve is fine.
Check the water both hot and cold that it is turned on;at faucet.
Your Kenmore Most likely has a bad water valve check for hot water side clog or not working.

Kenmore 2982 800... | Answered on Apr 25, 2015

You really can't fix it. The surfaces originally coated with porcelain which is a process where a ceramic coating is fused to the metal at very high heat. Once the rust has started there are no products that you can use in your home to fix it even for a short time; the first wash cycle will loosen any commercial paint. Part of the problem is that the rust will prevent good adhesion. If you are short on funds, you may be able to find an exact copy of your washer at a Habitat for Humanity Re-store, Salvation Army, Craigslist, Goodwill etc at a really low price and swap the tub.

Kenmore 2982 800... | Answered on Feb 08, 2015

Put the machine into the spin cycle and start as normal. Then with the lid open take a item like a pencil and depress into the lid switch where the lid pushes down on a switch. If machine starts spinning remove and replace lid switch. Let me know.

Kenmore 2982 800... | Answered on Feb 02, 2015

Perhaps you are over-loading the machine; put in load specified in manual, and distribute evenly.

Kenmore 2982 800... | Answered on Apr 30, 2013

do you mean the washer is walking forwards on the floor?if so check the legs,if there's rubber on them they could have worn and need to be replaced,dust could be under them,also you can buy rubber pads made for washers,you put each piece under the legs to hold it in place

Kenmore 2982 800... | Answered on Mar 30, 2013

It is possible that the machine does not start off the cycle because there are errors due to feedback from the inputs. For the program to start up the main program controller must initiate the INLET/MOTOR/DRAIN pump/ valve to open up and allow each function to be driven starting from the flow of water into the drum as also the drain valve to open to exit the water at the point of the program cycle. If this does not happen then the voltage at the valve/motor/pump must be checked or the fault relates to no voltage from the controller. This means the controller is a suspect.

If the water flows though the inlet then the flow pressure should be good, if not the inlet valve is bad or there is dirt in the filter. Also check the flow at the inlet of the water line. Once the water comes into the system the WATER LEVEL SENSOR - normally a pressure switch- must activate at the preset/chosen level to give the signal to the program controller to switch on the motor. What is most important for the motor to start functioning is that the door switch must be ON when the door is shut or this will be an error for starting the motor for rinse and wash.

Test a pressure switch: Click on : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZZ2bDMspj8

Check this link to replace the inlet valve:


Finally after the wash the drain valve will be activated, the water is allowed to come in to rinse and then finally the dry spin with the drain valve/pump activated so as to drain off all the water from the clothes during the spin.

Make sure that a fault in any of the cycle will relate to the specified action, so check the command from the program module and then the executing device be it the valve or motor or pump.

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Kenmore 2982 800... | Answered on Feb 12, 2013

Possible that the timer controller is faulty as it fails to switch or move in the cycle of the program
Use WD 40 to clean the switch, the knob can be replaced if this turns loose.

Kenmore 2982 800... | Answered on Jan 25, 2013

Sounds like shorts in the motor or motors...Have it checked by a professional SOON!

Kenmore 2982 800... | Answered on Jan 03, 2013

What is the model number of the unit?

Kenmore 2982 800... | Answered on Nov 11, 2012

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

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