Kenmore Washer model 110 246 42300 problems

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Old 12-15-12, 01:35 PM
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Kenmore Washer model 110 246 42300 problems

kenmore model 110 246 42300
Symptom was washer did not do anything after filling with water.
Checked the lid switch, the two plastic housings were separated and not making contact.
Wired switch wires together and the washer filled agitated rinsed spin and stopped in small load and also again in large load. Put the washer back into the house ran another load smelled a burning plastic type of heat smell and washer will not run. Now let it cool down washer will fill and agitate but heats up and stops on the rinse cycle. I have done this many times and it seams the wires going to the timer are very warm to the touch. It will agitate for the full cycle and as soon as the timer gets to the rinse cycle it will click a couple times buzz and then the timer completely shuts down with the same smell like something is heating up.
 
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Old 12-15-12, 04:13 PM
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It seems that you already have the lid switch jumped. TAKE CABINET OFF AND UNCLIP WATER PUMP FROM MOTOR,(LEAVE HOSES ON) Dam cap lock key. Make sure pump is off motor and try washer in spin. If it works you have something stuck in water pump. Slight chance of getting out but I would bet you need a water pump.
 
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O K cabinet is off
the clicking sound is from the timer
the buzzing is from the motor and it is warm to hot to the touch
tested the voltage to the motor from the red and green wires in the harness and tested 120 volts

when moving the timer around from one cycle to the other cycle voltages did vary from 13 to 27to 41 and 120 volts.

tested 120 v in the spin cycle unplugged the machine leaving the timer in the position where I tested 120v then putting back the harness to the motor and plugging the machine back in. motor just buzzed.

next I removed the pump from the motor still receiving 120v at the motor, plugged the motor in still buzzing. With the 120v off I can move the shaft of the motor where the pump was mounted with ease. After about 6 hour I guess the motor cools down enough so when I put the timer in the wash cycle it will agitate for its allotted time and then quit. Why does the motor start working in the wash cycle for a while and not start in the spin cycle, even after I cool it down it will not start from the rinse or spin, motor will just buzz and then trip?

Answered this in your other post will try to merge them

Pugs are up to speed ?

Read more: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...#ixzz2FAPMRl5w
 
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Old 12-15-12, 06:15 PM
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Try this unmount motor from washer leave wires plugged in. try in spin with motor on floor. If motor runs in spin you either have something under basket or gearcase is bad.
 
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Don

to long to tell you tonight got to go out Its to weird talk to you tomorrow bob
 
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well last night I was spinning the timer knob and at the motor plug measuring the voltage to the motor. It was reading low voltage in various spots when I was rotating the timer knob. when I read 120v I unplugged the washer and then plugged the motor back in. Then plugged the washer back in and the motor started buzzing again. So I yanked the motor plug off with the washer still plugged in measured the voltage at motor, read 120v with washer still plugged in. I stuck the plug back in the motor it fired up in the spin cycle. played with the timer in different spots, motor would start buzzing again. I then took the plug off and then back on again at the motor and it stared back up on the spin cycle.

This morning I started a load from the beginning of permanent press it completed the entry wash cycle. Started a load in normal mode and it completed. Proceeded to put the washer cabinet back on clipped the back on and proceeded to do a heavy duty load and as of right now the load just finished a complete cycle. Don my question to you, is this machine possessed or is it the timer? bob
 
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Old 12-16-12, 11:23 AM
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It's possesed......just like this thread with the disappearing posts

You were playing with timer.....what you need to see is.... if you have 120 volts on motor when it's buzzing. You didn't check that. You checked everything else.
 
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PJ Washer just stopped in the middle of the rinse cycle of the normal load.

Just removed cabinet, motor was very hot to the touch.

Pulled out timer started to tick and motor started to buzz, tested 120v at motor.

Timer stopped, motor also stopped the buzz, plug at motor read 120v, stuck it back on now I am waiting for motor or something to cool down. As long as it took me to type this I just went and pulled the knob out and the washer just started its rinse cycle. Still running.
 
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Old 12-16-12, 12:02 PM
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Had a lot of problems with neutral wire at motor, (usually will not run , no noise) plugging motor in may have made connection. very hard to tighten wire connection there.
 
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Washer just finished half of rinse cycle and quit again. Tested 120v at motor plug no buzz or timer click. It has been about 5 min. going to pull timer out where it left off. No timer tick or motor buzz. I guess I will give more time and get back to you. just pulled timer out washer continued where it left off.
 

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what color is the neutral wire at the motor plug? I will remove it from the connector and crimp it motor? what have you done in the past?
 
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It should be on your wiring diagram posted on access door of your machine.
 
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Old 12-17-12, 02:08 AM
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White wire. I have never been able to get one out of connector. I just use small screwdriver and tighten clip best I can. If you wiggle wires at motor with it in spin if connector is loose you will is a spark there.
 
 

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