Washer will not run Kenmore 90 Series 2872 Top Load
My washer completely stopped running while in the pause setting. It never started backup. Now it doesn't run no matter where you place the setting. After removing the cover, I checked all connections which appeared to be fine the coupler also was checked and was fine. There is a small amount of fine graphite looking dust on top of the gearcase possibly coming from the clutch assembly. Where do I go from here? Is there any way to check the timer or lid switch?
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Re: Washer will not run Kenmore 90 Series 2872 Top Load
Do you hear a distinctive "click" when you close the lid? If you don't, the lid switch is probably bad. You can by-pass the switch by lifting the console and unplugging the switch connector. If you jumper across the black and white wires in the connector plug, this could prove whether or not the switch is defective. If you jumper the switch, or if the lid switch proves good, and you still have no activity from the drive motor, I would check the start capacitor, and/or connections to the motor before I would suspect a timer problem (still a possibility, though). You should also check your line voltage coming in just to make sure you're getting power to the unit (not trying to insult your intelligence). There should be a wiring diagram located under the console to aid in troubleshooting. When taking readings on 120 VAC connect one lead to your neutral and take readings with the other lead. This way you have one hand free, and the readings will be more accurate. Ground is not always reliable. Let me know what you find and if I can be of more assistance.
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I assume that you're talking about the Lid Switch.
Most local appliance parts should have the switch since it is one of the most likely parts to be replaced.
On the Sears site, you may see a comment in effect "manufacturers authorized substitute". If the first three digits of the complete model number are 110, the washer was made by Whirlpool and those are Whirlpool numbers. Again, usually available at appliance parts stores.
Let me know how it goes. I'm still thinking and searching my repair manuals! Huuum Please remember to leave a rating!
KENMORE ELITE TOP LOAD
Washer stops, won't fill, rinse or agitate
• Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet?
Is the indicator on the Cycle Control knob properly lined up
with a cycle? Turn the Cycle Control knob to the right slightly
and pull to start. Are the water inlet valve screens clogged?
Are both the hot and cold water faucets turned on? Is the water inlet hose kinked?
• Does the water level seem too low, or does the washer
appear to not fill completely? The top of the agitator is
much higher than the highest water level. This is normal and
necessary for clothes to move freely.
• Has a fuse blown or is the circuit breaker open? If problem
continues, call an electrician.
• Are you using an extension cord? Do not use an extension
• Is the washer in a normal pause in the cycle? The washer
pauses for about 2 minutes during certain cycles. Allow the
cycle to continue. Some cycles feature periods of agitation
• Is the washer overloaded? Wash smaller loads.
• Is the lid open? The lid must be closed during operation.
Washer will not agitate or spin with the lid open.