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Kenmore Washing Machine Repair

Appliance:
Kenmore 80 Series Top-Loading Washing Machine

Problem:
Washing machine is overfilling

Solution:
The most common cause for a Kenmore washing machine overfilling or getting water in the tub between uses is a bad water inlet valve. If the part is bad it may not shut off completely allowing water to enter the machine.

The other cause could be a bad water-level switch. The water-level switch senses the water level in the tub, when the water reaches the desired level the switch is activated shutting off the water. If the switch is broken or the clear tube on the switch is obstructed then it will not work properly.



Appliance:
2005 Kenmore Elite Front Loading Washing Machine, Model 110.45991400

Problem:
When the washer gets into the spin cycle with about five minutes left, the counter ends up going to F11. Then the cycle stops completely.

Solution:
An F11 code means the central control unit and the motor control unit (part #8182706) are not recognizing each other.

Make sure your wiring harnesses are connected correctly and check the drive system for any worn or failed components. Then check the motor (part #8182793), the motor control unit, and the main control unit (part #8182689). If you have a tech sheet on that unit you can go through the fault code checking or you can put it into a diagnostic mode. The tech sheet on the machine is normally on the back of the control panel (part #8182642). Sometimes they tuck them in an envelope on the inside of the machine. It will give you a diagnostic failure chart and if for some reason your unit doesn't have it they do have a manual available that will walk you through the testing components.

It could be as simple as a loose wiring connection. Just make sure all the ribbons and harnesses are correct. You could have a crack in one of the boards, so it’s one of a couple different things and you have to put it into a diagnostic.

The washing machine is trying to get to the high speed spin but either the motor is loading up or the motor control unit is not functioning properly. The most common part that would be causing that condition would be the motor control unit.



Appliance:
2000 Kenmore Front Loading Washing Machine, Model 417.41042000

Problem:
Makes a loud humming noise

Solution:
It could be a tub bearing (part #131525500) issue or a motor bearing issue. Look at the back of the unit-- if the tub bearing has started to fail you'll see a trickle of water where there has been water dripping down the back of the drum. If it's spinning up to speed, normally the bearing is probably not the problem.

If the noise is coming from the front of the washing machine it could be coming from the lock solenoid (part #131763202). If could also be coming from the door switch assembly.



Appliance:
2005 Kenmore HE2 Front Load Washing Machine

Problem:
Getting an F21 Error Code

Solution:
The error code says there is a drain problem. On most occasions it is due to a failed drain pump (part #W10130913) or drain restriction.

Check the drain hose (part #W10114608) to make sure it is not clogged or kinked. Check the pump and the drain pump filter for foreign objects. If this does not correct the problem, then it is most likely a failed washer pump that needs to be replaced.