Kenmore Classic Washing Machine - will not drain, spin (no noise or power)

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Old 11-18-12, 07:46 AM
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Kenmore Classic Washing Machine - will not drain, spin (no noise or power)

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I have a Kenmore Classic washing machine, top loading washing machine, Type III (Mod 110.24652300; Serial # CR0207407). It filled with water and then stopped working. The outlet still has power, but the machine will not drain, or spin, nor does it make any noise. It seems as if it is not receiving any power.
Do these machines have fuses and could a burnt fuse be the problem?

If so, how do I go about replacing the fuse?

Thanks

Dan
 
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Old 11-18-12, 03:24 PM
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Most likely lid switch. On top under lid is a slot that is the switch. Put washer in spin and turn on put hand under switch and pull body of switch up. Use a pen or screwdriver and push down on lever thorough slot while holding switch. If spins now switch is bad.
On console there are 2 plastic caps on end. They pop off and than there are 2 screws/ remove screws and pull and lift console. it will hinge up and back. Unplug lid switch. 2 gold colored clips take them off. cabinet will come off and than you can replace switch.
 
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Thanks Don. I believe I tried this. The piece that fits in the slot is still attached. I also tried pushing my key into this slot, which did not seem to have any effect.

Prior to receiving your message, I manually drained the drum, and tried the cycle again. The machine still fills up, but still does not spin or drain. We also opened the back and peered inside. From what I could see there does not seem to be any oil stains.

I did not try putting my hand under the switch, as I did not notice this possible. I will provide a subsequent update tomorrow.

Could it also be a belt?

Any further insight would be appreciated.

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Old 11-18-12, 06:12 PM
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I don't think your machine uses a belt. ....it's a direct drive. If the motor coupler was bad you would hear the motor humming but no mechanical activity. You could have one of several issues. A defective water level switch. After the tube is filled it transfers power thru the lid switch to the motor. A defective lid switch which you mentioned checking. You can pull the 2 wires off the switch and short them together to temporarily bypass switch for testing purposes. Careful...there is 120 volts on those wires. A defective motor. If all else checks ok.....this is it.
 
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Thanks for the advice. Though it took a while to get sorted, and acquire a new part, I believe the issue was indeed the lid switch. It was relatively easy to remove the back of the washing machine, but to put it back together is something else. We are having difficulty figuring out how to re-attach the back due to the copper or bronze backing clip. Any ideas as to how we might tackle re-fasten the rear of the machine with backing clip?
 
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Old 12-05-12, 02:57 AM
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Took off the back tell me no please!!!!!
To take off cabinet 2 plastic caps on end of console pop off to you, Screw under each cap. Lift console up and hinge back. 2 gold colored clamps 1 on each side, put screwdriver in slot and pop them off. Unplug lid switch and take cabinet off
 
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Unfortunately, yes; we took off the back of the cabinet. I hope this does not prove too much of a problem in putting the machine back together. Should we still do the following in order to reassemble?
-Remove 2 plastic caps on end of console
-Screw under each cap.
-Lift console up and hinge back.
-2 gold colored clamps 1 on each side, put screwdriver in slot and pop them off.
The gold coloured claps are the major problem to putting the rear back together. I presume that this is why the console needs to be accessible?

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Old 12-05-12, 03:27 PM
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Yes follow the directions and you will be ok, I have been repairing washer for many years and have never taken off the back of Whrilpool type washers. If I find one with back removed will not work on it.
 
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