Jump to content

Learn appliance repair at the Samurai Tech Academy.  Learn more.  Earn more.

Parts Search
Site Search

FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact

Welcome to Appliantology.org, the Web's Premiere Appliance Repair Resource!

The world-famous Samurai Appliance Repair Forums

To get started, click here.

Already a member of the Appliantology Academy? Just sign in with your username and password in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.



Member Since 24 Jun 2005
Offline Last Active Dec 06 2014 09:49 PM

Topics I've Started

Washer fills, doesn't agitate 417.996880210

17 November 2014 - 12:40 AM

Kenmore Stackable


New Aug 1997 (17 years old)


On regular, permanent press, or delicate the washer fills but doesn't agitate.  I hear a loudish hum at that moment.  Moving to spin will drain the tub.


Based on a little searching around the site, it seems the best guess is the Water Level Pressure Switch.  Looks like an easy replacement, but the part is discontinued (131337900).  I've been running into this problem with this unit.  I see a used switch on eBay.  That said, I'm curious if there is a known substitute part that will work?  




417.99680210 Kenmore stackable

03 April 2014 - 06:25 PM

Kenmore Stackable


Unit is 17 years old


I replaced the dryer timer and dryer start switch yesterday.  That fixed the dryer.  Whoo hoo!  Now today the washer is bugging out.  My wife ran three or four washer/dryer loads after the repair.  The washer washes the clothes, but at the spin cycle it drains about 8" of water then stops.  I've tried the regular wash, permanent press, and delicate cycles.  Same issue each time.  When it finishes the rinse and goes into the spin cycle, ~8" of water drains and then it stops.  For some reason, this bothers my wife, but hey, all my clothes are clean at this point.


Is it possible I nudged a wire on the washer cycle switch assembly while I had the panel off?  Maybe, but I was pretty careful.



Kenmore Laundry Center 417.99680210

08 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

Hello.  I think I know the answer to my question, but I want to run it by the experts first.  A few weeks ago the dryer timer stopped working properly.  For example, if the dryer is set for one hour, the timer will only have moved about 20 minutes after an actual hour of drying time.  I think the following is the problem:


131063200 (sub 131719100) Dryer Timer Control Assembly.



Is that what I need to fix things up?




Frost in freezer. Not cold enough. Runs all the time.

04 October 2012 - 07:54 PM

Hi. I'm almost certain I had this issue in the past and received repair guidance here, but a search did not yield my prior inquiry.

Current situation:
Amana Bottom Freezer
Model: BCI20TL-P1309702WL

Lately the ice seems to have a surface layer of liquid water. Son is reporting popsicles don't seem as frozen as usual. Frost is steadily building up on the back panel of the freezer. The unit is running all the time.

From memory, I believe if I pull the back panel off I will find a block of ice. Recollection also says the fix was to replace a relatively small item that I believe is related to the defrost system. I have scanned the repair FAQ and have pretty much verified my recollection.

I'm looking at parts listings for my unit and I'm not seeing, e.g., "defrost timer." I'm sure it's there, I'm just blind. So, to sum up, I'm posting here for hopes of getting at the issue sooner than later. I'm going on travel next week so I only have tomorrow and Saturday to locate a part and fix this so the wife doesn't (potentially) have to operate out of coolers while I'm away.

Is it still customary to open a beer while contemplating a repair? If so, I'll do that now. Thank you.


Kenmore Laundry Center - 417.99680210

13 July 2011 - 08:07 PM

Kenmore Laundry Center (Stacked units)

About three years ago the washer started squealing during spin cycles. It stopped after a couple of days, so I let it go as well. Today the squealing has started back. Not every spin cycle, and sometimes just a portion of a spin cycle. With the front cover removed and my good ear toward the noise, my best guess is the sound is emanating from above the transmission. Sometimes during the squealing what sounds like a bearing vibrating can be heard. You know the sound... When a bearing is going bad and is "loose," it sometimes vibrates when the rotation speed is just right. There is probably a more technical term.

I've rebuilt the dryer of this unit several times, but have never needed to dig into the washer portion for more than a belt or hose replacement.

1. Any guestimates on the problem?
2. What is the anticipated repair difficulty compared to rebuilding the dryer?


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact

Use the Appliantology Parts Finder to Get What You Need!
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly,
spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."

The Appliance Guru | Master Samurai Tech

Real Time Analytics