My Kenmore front loader (417.43142200) won't agitate or spin. The drum simply doesn't move and all it does is make a low hum. By putting my ear to the washer I've pretty much determined that the hum is coming from the door lock and switch assembly. Not only will it hum, but if I plug/unplug the unit from the wall, while on, I can hear a distinct click coming from the switch (like an electrical relay trying to do something).
Other observations: The drum will fill with water, and the washer will pump water out of the drum. The door lock will engage. Purchased 8/31/03, so motor, driven pully and motor controller within parts warranty. Labor not covered.
Any comments much appreciated!
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