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Jessica128

03:19PM | 09/11/10
Member Since: 09/10/10
3 lifetime posts
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Hi, the model number of my Kenmore Washer is 110.82873120. During the cycle it fills and agitates, but stops just before it should probably start spinning and draining. The lid switch clicks when I close the lid. I disconnected the hose from the drain and the water in the tub came gushing out. I looked in the hose, and saw nothing that would cause a clog. Please help! I don't know how old the washer is, it came with the house I am renting. Any advice would be really helpful.

LarryG

05:48AM | 09/12/10
Member Since: 07/22/04
525 lifetime posts
just because the switch clicks when you close the lid doesn't necesarily mean that electrical contact has been made.

try this first:when it gets to that point try exercising the switch like crazy and see if anything changes.

Jessica128

08:14AM | 09/12/10
Member Since: 09/10/10
3 lifetime posts
When you say exercising it like crazy, do you mean pushing it down multiple times? If so, I have actually tried that. I can sometimes get it to start up, but it only goes for maybe a minute or two and then stops again. I know nothing about washers at all, but do you think that I may have a problem with the pump? And if so, what do I do to fix it?

LarryG

09:11AM | 09/12/10
Member Since: 07/22/04
525 lifetime posts
first thing would be to check the lid switch for electrical continuity.

on that particular washer the connector for the lid switch is under the console.you loosen 2 screws and the console flips up and it's right there. unplug the washer first if you decide to test it yourself.

it sure sounds like it's the lid switch not making good contact.

"When you say exercising it like crazy, do you mean pushing it down multiple times?" yes and real fast like 20 times.

DanO

09:18AM | 09/13/10
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** During the cycle it fills and agitates, but stops just before it should probably start spinning and draining. **

If the timer stops advancing through the cycle at that spot as well, I agree with Larry that the lid switch or its actuator is likely responsible.

- Direct Drive Washer Lid Switch

LINK > www.the-appliance-clinic.com/ddlidsw.html

** The lid switch clicks when I close the lid. **

Just because it clicks doesn't necessarily mean it is good. That is anecdotal evidence only. It should have actual testing performed on it.

- Kenmore 110.82873120 Lid Switch Kit

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?ap=279347

- How do I test for continuity?

LINK > www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=817

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Washer

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Jessica128

05:54PM | 09/13/10
Member Since: 09/10/10
3 lifetime posts
Thank you both so much!! I took the whole cabinet off and saw that there was a disconnected wire. Works perfect now. Thanks!!

DanO

09:09AM | 09/14/10
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
Glad to hear it. Thanks for the followup.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Washer

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LugdevineP

10:32AM | 09/22/10
Member Since: 09/21/10
1 lifetime posts
Look into using a home improvement contractor directory and get a professional to fix your problem!

LarryG

10:46AM | 09/22/10
Member Since: 07/22/04
525 lifetime posts
this was a perfect example as to why a homeowner shouldn't be afraid to open up an appliance. LOL
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