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Offline dwolfgram

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Kenmore washer won't drain, agitate or spin
« on: May 11, 2009, 09:39:47 AM »

I have an old kenmore washer, 70 series I believe.

When the machine should be spinning or agitating, I just hear a hum.

Would this be the motor?

Model 110.82873120

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Re: Kenmore washer won't drain, agitate or spin
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 10:01:03 AM »
The pump in them washer will lock up. When was the last time you changed the pump?
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Re: Kenmore washer won't drain, agitate or spin
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 10:39:23 AM »
I've never replaced the pump, or anything else on this machine.

After having it unplugged for 4 days, it appears to be working again.

How do you get the machine apart?

I can't figure out how to get the top or back off the machine.

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Re: Kenmore washer won't drain, agitate or spin
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 11:16:27 AM »
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Re: Kenmore washer won't drain, agitate or spin
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 01:22:22 PM »
You model number comes up an electric dryer to me. Could you re check it?
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Re: Kenmore washer won't drain, agitate or spin
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009, 01:40:05 PM »
You model number comes up an electric dryer to me. Could you re check it?

When I check Model Number 110.82873120 with the sears database it comes up as a washer.
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Re: Kenmore washer won't drain, agitate or spin
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2009, 02:02:23 PM »
Yes, the number is correct and it is a washer. The number comes up on sears site as a washer.

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Re: Kenmore washer won't drain, agitate or spin
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2009, 02:53:59 PM »
If it wont drain agitate or spin and you hear no noise whatsoever it must be the lid switch and not something in the pump as I first imagined. A loose lid hinge can cause the strike to not hit the hole and that could cause it to be intermittant.
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