Kenmore Elite Calypso 110.22062100 - Weirdness
Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:47 PM
Came home and loaded machine as usual.
Pushed the preferred cycle - no joy on the control panel.
Ensured outlet was still providing power (it is).
Removed back cover and was able to verify voltage up to P16 L1 IN and NEU IN - but did not get any readings at P16 at L1 TO MOTOR and SW NEU - looks like it may be a bad K1 - will order new board and see if that fixes the issue
And the saga continues. Obtained a new controller board - plugged it in and all was good. Ran a test run with no clothes - all went fine.
Put in some sheets, ran a normal load - ran for about 5 minutes and died - no response from board or controls.
Same symptoms as above (voltage up to P16 L1 IN and NEU IN - but did not get any readings at P16 at L1 TO MOTOR and SW NEU - looks like is blowing K1) (ordered some relays to at least see if my theory proves out)
Ready to throw in the towel and get a new washer (I have hated this thing from day one). Any recommendations on a GOOD top-loader that actually cleans the clothes ;-)
Thanks in advance
Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:22 PM
Do not have the correct service manual to force diagnostic tests. The manual I have is for a Whirpool (mine is a Kenmore) - and the Kenmore does not have the Soil Level/Soak buttons to start diagnostics.
Ok - forced it to rinse spin;
Find the "Rinse/Spin" button next to the "Cycle" and "Stop/Cancel" buttons.
Press and hold the "Rinse/Spin" button until the indicator light illuminates next to the "Extended Spin" option.
Release the "Rinse/Spin" and press the "Start" button
Ran for a bit then threw a CE error (Coomunications Error) - - will try to track this down (argh - going back to a stream and rocks ;-))
Edited by ggibeau, 18 July 2012 - 02:28 PM.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:25 AM
Now I need to figure out how to get to the drive motor to check the motor windings ;-)
Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:56 AM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:46 PM
Do the opposite to remount. Place the motor in the cavity with the wiring harness at the top (as if the machine was on the back, not the side). LOOP THE BELT AROUND THE PULLEY (it's impossible to mount the belt AFTER the motor is locked in position). Use the wrench or extension to turn the bracket 1/8 turn clockwise. Replace the mounting bolts, connect the wiring.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:36 PM
EDIT - Never mind - was looking at the wrong bracket ;-) I see the square hole on the motor bracket - but it till not turn - - noticed rust on the bottom of the frame - so may have been a small leak - bracket may need some persuasion to move.
Thanks for the great tip...
Edited by ggibeau, 23 July 2012 - 08:47 PM.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:49 PM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:36 PM
[edited to add NOT]
Edited by DADoESTX, 24 July 2012 - 08:45 AM.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:18 AM
Thanks to all...
Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:57 AM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:31 PM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:51 AM
Replaced the motor - still no joy. Ran some more tests, and it looks like the relay was blown (again). Replaced relay, and started to run diagnostics.
Machine would do all diagnostics and end with a Sr code (however, I was getting 123V on the motor controller side during the diagnostics. Ran some more tests, but could never get the unit to drain (fill and nutate were just fine). Ran the motor spin/drain test - and it failed. Now it appears that the relay is dead again (had to stop - was getting too hot in the garage).
Will run some more tests - but what would cause the relay to keep getting blown? All Ohm measurements seemed within spec (a little higher than the table on the diagnostics sheet - but only by about 3-4.
Any thoughts? (about ready to sell it for parts ;-))
Thanks in advance
Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:38 PM
has the Motor Control Board been replaced ?
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:53 PM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:37 PM
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