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Kenmore stackable mod number 417.94802301

Washer will not go into rinse or spin cycle. will not drain water. repaced washer timer. washer works perfectly up to this point. any help please

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  • heloman24 Apr 30, 2009

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Check your lid switch. if your lid swith is bad, it will fill and agitate, but will not pump or spin. therefore it will not go into rinse cycle without being able to pump out water. some lid swithes control the agitation also (usually frigidaire and older maytags), but i doubt yours does. you can check the lid switch for continuity while opening and closing the lid with a meter

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  • azrepair Jan 07, 2011

    I have the same problem...agitates but will not continue to the next cycle of draining and then spinning. I have previous (2 years ago) bypassed the lid switch so I am guessing it is 1 of 3 of the following issues: 1 timer (part 3 134237200) circuit board? or pump?

    Where would a smart guy start? How would I know is my answer....direct 110 v connection to pump to see if it is working? I have already removed both hoses and made sure there isn't any clog....

    Thanks in advance

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