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RGMBill

08:29AM | 04/15/07
Member Since: 04/14/07
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Hi all!

My Kenmore 90 Series Washer works fine up until it comes to the Drain and Spin cycle; it suddenly won't drain at all, and won't go into spin. It works fine during the normal part of the cycle.

There's a low hum BRIEFLY during the part after agitation but before drain from the timer. I'm not SURE if the timer is the issue, though it doesn't matter where I put it (which of the spin cycles) as to what it does; it just stops during the spin cycle and does not advance when it gets to the point it should drain.

Any pointers on how to fix, or at least diagnose, my washer? Thanks!

RGMBill

09:04AM | 04/15/07
Member Since: 04/14/07
6 lifetime posts
One thing I did find is that there are reports that the washer's lid open switch could cause this; that the machine can fill and agitate but won't drain or spin if the lid's switch is broken.

If that's what the consensus is for what my problem is, then how do I remove the body to replace the switch?

DanO

01:00PM | 04/15/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** Kenmore 90 Series Washer **

I'm afraid that is not enough information to identify the appliance in question. What is needed is its exact model number ("90 Series" isn't it).

You can find tips for locating the model number identification tag on your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my web site linked below.

** [the timer] just stops [before] the spin cycle and does not advance when it gets to the point it should drain. **

** there are reports that the washer's lid open switch could cause this **

Yes it could.

** how do I remove the body to replace the switch? **

That will depend on the model number of the washer and how it was designed.

JMO

Dan O.

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RGMBill

05:05AM | 04/16/07
Member Since: 04/14/07
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Model Number 110 20922 990

Serial Number CJ4737750

Type 111

That would make it a Whirlpool manufactured unit.

DanO

09:15AM | 04/16/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
That is a Whirlpool built 'direct drive' (aka beltless) model. You can see how to access its internal components at the following link:

- Removing the Cabinet on a Direct Drive washer

LINK > http://www.applianceaid.com/newlinks.html

Dan O.

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RGMBill

03:39AM | 04/17/07
Member Since: 04/14/07
6 lifetime posts
Thanks DanO.

That let me get to the part. Now I need to go to the store and get the replacement; luckily, there's a Whirlpool parts place a mile and a half from my home (coincidentally, owned by a former coworker of mine).

I'll post back if that fixes it, or if it doesn't, I'll have better questions to ask.

RGMBill

05:04PM | 04/18/07
Member Since: 04/14/07
6 lifetime posts
Thanks DanO!

Your instructions were exactly what I needed to see how to open the washer up, get to the switch, replace it, and close back up. I didn't even get it finished before the washer started draining the residual water out of the basket when I closed the door after connecting the switch up.

judysjunk

11:15AM | 04/19/07
Member Since: 04/18/07
2 lifetime posts
wahes good pumpds out water, but will not spin. canyou help me?

judysjunk

11:28AM | 04/19/07
Member Since: 04/18/07
2 lifetime posts
will not spin out

RGMBill

06:13PM | 04/19/07
Member Since: 04/14/07
6 lifetime posts
Hi Judy!

While looking for answers to this before DanO hit it on the head, I found this thread, and your question reminded me of it. It sounds much closer to your problem.

Sounds like a bit more work than my (simple!) fix turned out to be, after I got the right info, but it should be fixable.

http://www.bobvila.com/BBS/Whirlpool_washer_wont_spin-Appliances-1-F4822.html
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