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PKRWUD

Kenmore Washer 110.25852400 Just quit

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Greetings,

 

I started a load of laundry tonight, set the dial and pulled it out. Water started filling and I added detergent and clothes. I heard it still filling with water as I left the garage. I went back 45 minutes later to throw it in the dryer, and when I opened the lid of the washer, it was filled with water (and clothes). I looked at the dial and it was still at the starting point; it hadn't done anything other than fill with water. I checked the plug and then the circuit breaker and they were both fine. I tried rotating the dial to different parts of the cycle and nothing happened. No clicking, no filling, no draining, nothing. It's acting as though it was simply unplugged.

 

I am not familiar with this washer, and have never worked on it before, but I presume there's a fuse or circuit breaker inside. My problem is I have a terminal heart condition, and don't have much strength. It's hard enough to move that washer when it's empty, but I can't get it to budge now that it's full of water and clothes.

 

Does anybody have any suggestions? Is there a way of testing or resetting by opening the top? I don't even have any schematics for it, but I have to be at Cedars-Sinai hospital tomorrow by 2:30, and I need the clothes that are in the washing machine now.

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

Take care,
          ~Chris
 
Kenmore 80 Series #110.25852400
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Sounds like a bad lid/safety switch. You know when you open the lid during any cycle other the water fill (newer models won't even fill with water) the washer stops? Well if your lid switch is broken, your washer thinks the lid is open and is protecting you from having the spinning tub grab hold of your hand.

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And I am prevented ethically from telling you that you can bypass the safety switch. So forget I said anything about bypassing the safety switch since bypassing the safety switch can lead to an unsafe washer that has a bypassed safety switch. I know nothink!

Ps but you can bypass it for testing purposes only (your needed load of clothes could just happen to be in the washer)

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You guys were right on the money. Thanks so much!!!

 

Lid switch part link

Edited by Samurai Appliance Repair Man
Added part link to lid switch.

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pssst....don't say anything about me not mentioning bypassing the safety switch since I wasn't there and it wasn't me  :peepwallA: 

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pssst....don't say anything about me not mentioning bypassing the safety switch since I wasn't there and it wasn't me  :peepwallA: 

 

I don't have the slightest idea what you're talking about.

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 My conscience has gotten the best of me and I had to confess....now I must do a Public Safety Announcement:

 

" in my desire to help a fellow appliantologist, I ignored long standing principles and regulations regarding the bypassing and or disabling of machine safety switches.  Disabling a safety switch or advising others to do so can create unintended and a highly dangerous situation. This should never, ever be done.  In this instance, the thread creator indicated he has a medical condition and needed his clothes before being admitted to the hospital. I only looked at the immediate need and not the potential consequences.  Because of his condition,  the possibility of him having an accident while using the washer is real and the possibility of him not being able to stop a child from opening a dangerous device is real.  These real possibilities far outweigh any immediate and non-life threatening need of the creator of this thread. To that end, I sincerely apologize and respectfully ask that you replace the switch with that required by the manufacturer or recommended by a qualified service technician."

 

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