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Jim Coates

Kenmore 70 Series #110.22712100 won't agitate

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Now we're getting somewhere! 

Jump over to the tan wire on the pressure switch and measure the voltage there wrt neutral and with the washer in agitate, tub filled enough that washer should be agitating.

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Samurai,

With the tan wire plugged INTO the pressure switch, I managed to measure it... it read 112 VAC with the washer in agitate.

Thanks!

Jim

 

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Ok, good.  Same conditions but measure the voltage on the orange (#6) and blue (#5) wires on the timer wrt neutral.    Then measure the voltage at the BU-O and O-BU wires on the speed switch wrt neutral. 

If you've made all measurements correctly to this point, this set of measurements will reveal the problem. 

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Samurai,

BU-O measured 106

O-BU measured 116...  and when I put my probe here, all of the sudden the agitate started working again.

Removed the probe and it STILL works.... hmmm.

I measured them at the agitation speed controller.

The connections were not loose, but I guess it would take much would it.

The other wires measured as follows:

There isn't a blue #5... pin slot #5 is marked BK-W on the timer control, but its empty.

orange #6 measured 116

Thanks again for the help...  I TRULY appreciate it.

Given that it started working with the probing of the agitation speed controller, what would your diagnosis be?  (at least now it looks like I can reassemble the whole thing, since I can get to the speed controller without taking the case apart next time).

Jim

 

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The 106 volts you measured at BU-O is junk voltage.  This is coming from the timer, pin 19.  Check the integrity of the connections.  You could even check the continuity of the BU-O wire from the speed switch to the timer at pin 19. 

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