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Kenmore Washer Model #417.44152400


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#1 bogreen

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:28 AM

Hi,

 

Customer complaint was "no spin"

 

I ran the diagnostic test and per the results, main board not sensing that door was locked.

 

I replaced the main board and the problem persists.

 

Any ideas??

 

Thanks,

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:23 AM

... Kenmore 417.44152400

Kenmore ... this model made by Frigidaire

How's the Door Strike ?
http://www.repaircli...R=154&N=1032664

 

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during Spin, is the Door really locked ?
If so, then at that time,
un-plug the Washer from the Wall Outlet.
Can you then open the Door right away (bad)
OR only after a few minutes (good) ?
 
http://www.repaircli...R=154&N=1531974

 

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:36 PM

The strike looks good.

 

I tried the door while it should have been spinning. It was locked. Couldn't open it.

 

I don't quite get the test you suggested. How could the door be locked and disconnecting power then being able to open it

would indicate the switch was bad??

 

Shouldn't this have shown up in the diagnostics test?

 

Also, I didn't mention that during the diagnostics test, the machine did go into spin.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

Kenmore ... this model made by Frigidaire

during Spin, is the Door really locked ?
If so, then at that time,
un-plug the Washer from the Wall Outlet.
Can you then open the Door right away (bad)
OR only after a few minutes (good) ?

 
http://www.repaircli...R=154&N=1531974

 

Besides the mechanical Door Lock,
there's a few Switches inside the Door Lock that need to be activated ..
Common problem on Frigidaires ..
Assembly could be opened and repaired ...
 

... Shouldn't this have shown up in the diagnostics test?
... Also, I didn't mention that during the diagnostics test, the machine did go into spin.

1) It's a Frigidaire  :whistling:
2) common symptom


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:57 PM

  Diagnostics on these frigidaire washers will bypass the door lock.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:25 AM

The wax motor, (which is operated by a PTC heater alongside the wax cartridge/plunger assembly), is the part the physically locks the door latch shut when in spin.   Once you apply power to the wax motor it takes about 30-50 seconds for it to fully extend, it takes about 1-2 minutes to retract once power to the wax motor heater is removed, thus if you are able to open the door immediately after pulling the plug after the unit has sit in a spin cycle doing nothing for at least a minute or two then you know the wax motor locking mechanism in the door lock/switch assembly is bad.

 

If you put one of these machines into diagnostic cycle and it spins fine but won't spin in a normal cycle you can pretty much guarantee that the door lock/switch assembly is bad.


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:35 PM

Thanks everyone. Excellent guidance.

 

The door lock/switch replaced handled the problem.

 

Bruce






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