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Old Kenmore started draining while agitating

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Hi - Thx for the reply.  I did as kdog suggested and switched the red and yellow wire and lo and behold, it agitated, shifted to recirculate, and doesn't spin now.

Does this mean the yellow wire is bad? Or could it still be the timer?

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This tells you the control magnet is good, you still have a bad yellow wire or timer.

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when you switched the red and yellow wires,what part of the cycle did you have the timer in to make it agitate?

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with the red and yellow reversed,and the timer set in the beginning of a wash cycle,it sould fill up with water and spin.

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Hi kdog -

With the red wire on the right control magnet, the cambar shifted the pump to recirculate. It filled and agitated, but the other side (where the yellow wire was) didn't work. I thought that was the spin control.  I figured the yellow wire was bad since the control magnet worked when I stuck the red wire onto it. I was about to cut out the bottom 2 feet or so of the wire and splice in new wire with a wirenut.

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Hi kdog -

With the red wire on the right control magnet, the cambar shifted the pump to recirculate. It filled and agitated, but the other side (where the yellow wire was) didn't work. I thought that was the spin control.  I figured the yellow wire was bad since the control magnet worked when I stuck the red wire onto it. I was about to cut out the bottom 2 feet or so of the wire and splice in new wire with a wirenut.

di

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Now it's time to quit playing around, and put in the new wire kit. Even though only one wire is broke, all are similar composition and have seen the same duty cycle. Replace them now, and you will not be back in the near future. The others will break sooner or later.

The wire in the kit is designed for the constant flexing the movement of the control magnet causes.  Make sure you route the wires through the wire loops so nothing rubs on the belt.

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