Kenmore 417.44082400 Front Loader will not go into spin cycle
Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:22 PM
Starting yesterday with a load of heavy towels when I went to put them in the dryer I noticed they were soaking wet and weighed a ton. Obviously the machine did not kick into the spin cycle. On the next normal load of clothes it worked fine so I chalked it up to a heavy load of towels and maybe it got off balance and shut down early.
Well, now today that I'm trying to finish the laundry for the weekend it is doing it again on all loads. Needless to say I'm bummed. I put it on the Rinse/Spin cycle and watched it work. It fills with water starting with a 13minute countdown, tumbles around for a few minutes and then the pump goes to work draining all the water. All good so far but when the pump finishes draining the water with about 8 minutes left on the timer it just stops.
I haven't pulled the back panel off yet to check the drive belt but seeing as how the drum is turning slow on the agitate mode I figured the belt was ok???? Any suggestions?
Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:52 PM
Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:35 AM
Edited by DurhamAppliance, 05 June 2011 - 10:38 AM.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 04:01 PM
I followed Santa's advice and first checked all the electrical connections. Everything seemed to be well connected. I then did as he suggested and ran it for a few minutes then unplugged it and i was able to open the door immediately. If I read his suggestion right it sounds like the door latch is my problem but I just want to make sure I understand you correctly. The machine will run through all the normal steps and the "Door Locked" indicator turns on. While it's running, the door cannot be opened. But as soon as it finishes pumping all of the water out and should start the first spin instead it stops and beeps as though it's finished. So does that still sound like the door latch and if so is this something a DIYer with little (no) experience can change out?
Posted 05 June 2011 - 11:00 PM
Edited by SANTA, 05 June 2011 - 11:03 PM.
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