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My Kenmore series 70 Washer will not drain. It fills and agitates but when it reaches the drain cycle it just stops. It doesn't appear to be the lid switch as I hear a clicking when I close the lid. Help? Love this washer and don't want to get rid of it if it is something minor I can repair.

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Possible fault with the controller unit if there is no power to the drain pump at the time of the drain cycle. You need to check the power on the drain pump at this time, if there is power then remove the drain pump and reset, if not the controller unit output is absent and is a suspect.

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 series filled and stopped...

Lid switch problem. Press down on lid and try to start machine. Reply.

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 Series washer - agitates and drains but does not spin

my kenmor washes and drains but does not spin, help

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 series washer fills w/H20, but doesn't agitate or spin

Fix it. Very easy fix and the part is not expensive. What you have is a direct drive motor. For ease of maintenance the machine is made in a way which makes it possible to service it in place without having to move it. You flip the controls up and pop the retaining clips in back, unplug the lid switch harness and tip the case towards you an out of the way. You can now access the pump, motor, and that pesky drive coupling. These do simply wear out but they usually will go if a comforter is washed in it or low water big load scenario.ea74271.jpg
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