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Kenmore model 417.441525400 rinse cylce problem

When the washer cycles to the rinse / final spin the unit starts to beep and the lights start blinking. We have in the past been able to swith the cycle knob to the rinse/spin cycle and it would run the cycle, but no more. Any help or ideas will be appreciated. Thanks

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I cannot guarantee that this will help, but I was able to fix my front loading Kenmore Model 417.44052401 only because of helpful people in internet forums.

First of all, there is an extremely helpful troubleshooting guide on It describes Frigidaire Washers, but Kenmore is made by Frigidaire, so it will work. You can find it here:

Anyway, here's my story:

Wife washed some clothes, but when it was time to drain and spin, nothing but a buzzing sound came from the machine. She got worried that something would burn up, and cancelled the wash cycle. She had to take the wet soapy clothes to her mom's to rewash.

I drained all the water in the tub out with a small cup.

Then I got on the internet and found the aforementioned help guide on I ran the diagnostic, and it indicated Error 31, which was the pressure sensor reporting that there wasn't enough pressure.

I had also read on another forum where, someone had a very similar problem, and he found something crazy like a superhero arm in the impeller in his pump. He removed the rubber boot that connects several of the hoses to the pump, and voila, he found said object and some loose change.

Earlier, my Wife had told me that she thought the underwire from a bra must be stuck in the machine somewhere because one of them came out torn and missing the underwire.

So, I disconnected the rubber boot, just as the other guy had done, and sure enough, there was the metal underwire, and about 10 dimes & pennies. Apparently, the underwire was stuck in the impeller and would not allow it to spin so that it could **** the water into the pump and send it down the drain.

Disassembling it was the easy part.

It took my wife and I about an hour and a half just to get the "boot" hooked back up to two hoses and a tube. My big clumsy hands could not get the job done, but my wife's small hands were able to get the hoses reconnected while I held the hose clamps open with a pair of vice grips.

It was not a complicated job at all in theory, but it was hard to reconnect everything. But, we got it done and didn't have to spend a dime. In fact, we found about 35 cents or so. LOL. It cost me about 4 hours of my time, but it was well worth it.

After everything was reconnected and reassembled, I ran the diagnostics again, and this time, at stage 9, where it had previously failed, it passed with flying colors! Yay!

I just finished washing a load of towels that we dirtied when we opened the "boot" and all the water I could not scoop out earlier came rushing out. Worked with no problems.

Hope this helps someone.

Posted on Aug 21, 2009


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