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Will not advance to the rinse and spin cycles...

I purchased a 2.1 cubic ft. portable kenmore washer: Sears item #02644722000 Mfr. model #44722. A total of 2 washers were delivered on different dates and they both suffered from the same problem. The washer performed the wash and spin cycle perfectly but, would not advance to the rinse cycle... the washer would just sit there and buzzed for 15 mins. Sears has kindly offered to send a tech out to look at it or deliver yet a 3rd new washer at no charge. I wondering if this is a know or common problem with this model and or can it be fixed easily? Should I purchase another brand? Or should I let Sears make good and hope the 3rd washer will work properly AND for many years to come. These portable washers are a bit on the expensive side. So I would hope to keep it for several years. Thank you... brion~

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  • brian foey Aug 23, 2007

    Thanks for your responces, more are welcomed. I remember growing up with all Kenmore applicances so, I decided to let Sears try to make good one last time. Since the washer goes through the wash and spin cycle fine. It's the rinse cycle is where it stops and buzzes. I was thinking the problem might be a sofware program glitch in the control panel... and it needs to be replaced or reprogramed? I will keep you posted on this new and 3rd washer coming next week. Lets hope the 3rd times the charm. Wish me luck... Thanks again, brion~

  • Trice23 Apr 27, 2009

    I am having a similar problem with this machine. I purchased this from a friend almost a year ago. It has been working fine up until the last couple months. It's like the water dosen't want to drain after the cycle has reached that point. All the lights on the top are just flashing but the machine isn't I went and purchased a new hose for the machine. This solved the problem for about 2 weeks now I have the same problem. Somebody Help! Before I toss this thing

  • clover7 May 14, 2009

    My 2.1 cubic ft. portable kenmore 44722 does the same thing. Only had this 1.5 years and it does not want to drain unless I push on it real hard than it will dranin and spin. Also the lights will all come on and I have to unplug and start all over. This washer does not tell you if it is washing or rinsing.



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Brion, 2 new washers,same problem doesn't sound good! I hope that the 3rd one will work perfectly for many years. In case you will face this problem again, you should ask Sears for another brand washer. Good luck!

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The buzzing can only be that the pump if sticking or the inlet valve is sticking, other than that it is lack of water supply. Regards Advisor

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If this buzz is two block away..suspect Africanized honey bee.

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