01:16PM | 12/09/04
Member Since: 12/08/04
2 lifetime posts
Hi board,

I am in desperate advice on this issue. I have a Kenmore front load washer. Model 417.42142100. It is a little less than 3 years old. The washer will run its cycle but will always leave the clothes very wet at the end. After hours of watching the cycles I realized that it wasn't going into its high speed final spin. I just replaced the pump, it was making an awefull sound, but that didn't seem to help. The washer will agitate, and tumble the clothes, so I am certain that the motor and belts are fine.

Thanks in advance for your help.


01:50PM | 12/09/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts

** I just replaced the pump**

And the washer is draining ok? The washer must drain out ok before it will attempt to spin.

**I realized that it wasn't going into its high speed final spin**

Common trouble makers are motor, motor control board, timer, not draining the water....should be a tech sheet inside the washer inside an envelope with testing procedures for checking to see why the high speed spin in not kicking in.


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02:13PM | 12/09/04
Member Since: 12/08/04
2 lifetime posts

Thanks for the quick post. Yes, I replace the pump due to it not draining. Actually it was more the valve on the pump was allowing the drain water to flow back into the system that prompted me to replace it. But now it appears the water is draining properly.

Also as a side note. I have been able to get the washer to go into a high speed spin during the first rinse cycle. It is infrequent, only happening a few times, but it will never do a final spin at the end of the full cycle.


05:00PM | 12/29/14
Kenmore Model #41729042992

Please Help! My washer trys to agitate, but will only run at high speed. Won't run at wash speed of 52 RPM.

It tries to "wind up", and then cuts off. It does this throughout the wash and spin cycles. Motor turns both ways and is the only thing I have not replaced including: Motor Control Board, Door Lock, Timer, Press. Switch, Inlet Valve.

With water in the tub it tries to walk across the floor because it goes right into high speed rotation.

What else could it possibly be? Note: Ohm'd out the Motor Windings and all looks good there too.
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