Question about Kenmore 23822 Top Load Washer
Pull end caps from both ends of back splash remove 2 screws flip control panel back...remove 2 clips(use screw driver to pry up)...disconnect wire plug lift lid put hands in opening pull the case to you and up to remove entire case...remove 2 screws that hold lid switch install new switch...(don't forget to plug the wire plug back in...ho ho
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
Yes, the drain pump should run when the sping cycle starts. However, if something prevents the spin cycle from starting, the drain pump will not run and the washer stops.
If the washer fills and doesn't do anything, or stops right after the wash cycle and then does not advance to the rinse cycle and drain is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug.
If the switch is not activated by a lid strike, it will activated by a hinge actuator located next to either the left or right lid hinge. You will need to remove the operator console in order to access this type of switch.
If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:
If the switch requires replacement, a new one can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com, pcappliancerepair.com, repairclinic.com, appliancepartspros.com. Just use your model number as your search criteria. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all them for the best price.
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
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