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door lock button busted on Kenmore HE3 washer


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#1 kdietrich

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 03:40 AM

Samurai,

Grateful for finding your site and the fact that you had something on the Kenmore HE3 washer...I slammed the door on it accidentally...when I slammed it shut, it wouldn't start...started loitering on this sight and found your link

http://fixitnow.com/...ashing-machine/

...paid the fiver to see the disassembly pdf ...best $5 bucks ever spent...

actually didn't even need the switch...cuz I found the little nubby thing that you show on your picture on my floor in front of the washer... super glued the beeotch back on (prolly not the most technically correct way of fixing it) but it works...even still $50 bucks for the switch is still cheap!...and your instructions made the fix a piece of cake...otherwise, I woulda prolly bought a whole new washer (I originally thought it was a circuit board or something...and besides, the washer is like 7 yrs old and has seen a family of 5s worth of laundry every day since then...and this is the ONLY problem I've ever had with it...seriously...prolly a couple thousand loads...at least one every day for 7 yrs...not bad considering this problem was my fault!)

will revert to slamming house doors instead of frail kenmore HE3 doors laden with plastic nubs and parts.

but thanks for saving me a ton of dinaro

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#2 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 04:03 AM

Domo, dude!


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#3 e120av8r

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 06:58 AM

Ditto on the first post!  Thanks for the great info - the repair was a snap with your helpful drawings.

Taking this problem one step further though, It seems that my underlying problem is really a mis-aligned door.  I've tried removing and re-installing the door but there seems to be no way to shim it back up to the proper position.  The "sag" in the door appears to be within the door hinge itself.

Does anyone have any suggestions or advice on re-aligning a sagging HE3t washer door?

Thanks in advance for any help.


#4 Tronicsmasta

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 05:39 PM

lol... lift up on it when shutting it...

no really lift up on it to re-bend the door a bit... should line up better...

then, don't lean on it when getting out your clothes ! :P




BTW, everyone seems to complain about Sears.... Why doesn't anyone write letters to those appliance complaint websites about how GOOD their washer has been...

1 load per day * 365.25 days/year * 7 years = 2,556.75

2,556.75 washes * approx $6.00/load at a laundromat = $15,340.50

hmmm.... i dont think it owes you anything....



It is never a bad thing to leave it to the professionals. Inexperience can lead to more damage or risk of injury. You can always call A&E Factory Service (1-800-905-9505), Sears(1-800-469-4663), or local service man you can trust (servicemagic.com).

#5 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 04:35 AM

[user=23009]Tronicsmasta[/user] wrote:

1 load per day * 365.25 days/year * 7 years = 2,556.75

2,556.75 washes * approx $6.00/load at a laundromat = $15,340.50

hmmm.... i dont think it owes you anything....


Washing Machine Econ 101. Domo, Tronicsmasta! :dude:

#6 Sherrythere

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:02 AM

About the little "rubby thing:" I found the same onthe floor in front of our HE3t Kenmore washer. However, for the life of me (and I'm usually good at this sort of thing) I cannot figure out how to put it back on.

I' took the entire switch out, and then disassembled the switch itself.

The washer still works, but w/o the rubby thing, closing the door makes an awful  slamming noise, even if I close it oh-so-gently.

The 'thing' must be a bumper. Can someone tell me where it goes? Does it wrap around the little white 'uvula?' (the part of the switch the door hook contacts).

Jon


#7 Mad Mac

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:58 AM

It's the actuator that closes a contact in the switch to tell the machine that the door is closed, and without it, you aren't going to get very far. When these machines first hit the streets, we were seeing a LOT of this, to the degree that it's not "customer abuse".
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:05 AM

YES, YES - I KNOW WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT BY "The little nubby thing on my floor in front of the washer" WHICH YOU THEN "super glued the back on."

BUT I'M STILL WAITING TO FIND OUT FROM GURU EXACTLY WHERE THE PIECE NEEDS TO BE GLUED! ANY SUGGESTIONS?

IN THE ABSENCE OF THAT LITTLE RUBBER THING (BUMPER? DAMPENER?) THE DOOR MAKES A LOUD SNAPPING SOUND EVERY TIME IT'S CLOSED - EVEN THOUGH THE MACHINE STILL WORKS FINE.

GURU - RU THERE? KINDLY DISPENSE PROMISED (+COVETED) WISDOM.
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#9 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:50 PM

Are talking about the door latch assembly shown in this post...

http://fixitnow.com/...t-start-or-run/

If so, I wouldn't mess around with superglue, just replace the latch assembly...

http://www.repaircli...94190&PPStack=1

#10 appl.tech.29501

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:12 AM

[user=69835]Sherrythere[/user] wrote:

YES, YES - I KNOW WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT BY "The little nubby thing on my floor in front of the washer" WHICH YOU THEN "super glued the back on."

BUT I'M STILL WAITING TO FIND OUT FROM GURU EXACTLY WHERE THE PIECE NEEDS TO BE GLUED! ANY SUGGESTIONS?

IN THE ABSENCE OF THAT LITTLE RUBBER THING (BUMPER? DAMPENER?) THE DOOR MAKES A LOUD SNAPPING SOUND EVERY TIME IT'S CLOSED - EVEN THOUGH THE MACHINE STILL WORKS FINE.

GURU - RU THERE? KINDLY DISPENSE PROMISED (+COVETED) WISDOM.
jON
 

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