Kenmore Elite - Answered Questions & Fixed Issues


If you take the front off in the lower right you will find a pump motor that controls the drain flow. This may defective. Use a shop vac to empty the water in washer if needs be. But remove and test this pump.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Apr 14, 2018 | 457 views


Okay the bad news is most likely the bearings in the back of the front load drum are damaged and there may even be some cracking in the back this is causing it not to spin properly it will not be able to work for much longer and if you would need a major repair to fix many cases it is not worth fixing front loader because the average repair cost is around $400 you might want to get it looked at by an appliance professional but most expensive see the links below for more information Replacing the bearings on Kenmore HE3t front load washer Part 1 By How to...

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Mar 05, 2018 | 149 views


a repair service for sure .

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Feb 15, 2018 | 94 views


what's the model number,this is a drain problem to long to drain,check the pump to see if anything is in there blocking it or you have a bad pump.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Feb 07, 2018 | 100 views


you NEED to buy real washing soap from a store. I recommend Tide because you may be mixing wrong ingredients or not adding something. If buying new/real soap doesnt work i would go to a sears or email sears at their website and tell them.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Feb 03, 2018 | 205 views


The tub support bearing may be worn.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jan 23, 2018 | 181 views


Check the element, level switch pipework and the drum motor. If its a few minutes into the cycle then most likely one of these

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jan 18, 2018 | 149 views


Make shure to do a cleaning cycle. As well, wipe out the inside, the rubber gasket and the door when done washing for the day. We also have found that
leaving the door "Open" for several hours, when finnished, eliminates any future
smells.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jan 13, 2018 | 686 views


Washer Not working at all Symptom Diagnosis Sears PartsDirect The page has tips on what might be the issue. You need the whole part number like 110.27052600 and it could be expensive to repair.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Dec 14, 2017 | 242 views


Always start with the simplest thing, verify that the outlet is good before troubleshooting the machine. I cannot tell you how often the home electrical is the problem not the machine.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Dec 01, 2017 | 208 views


I would think the lid would unlock once you unplugged the machine. Check your owner's manual for any kind of "emergency reset" procedure. Perhaps the lock mechanism is jammed. Have you tried pressing on the lid or tapping it to see if that frees the lock?

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Nov 22, 2017 | 149 views


I have the same problem. Nothing works fcfor the mildew. i have bleached it, used simple green and used baking soda. That washer is the biggest piece ever!! Good Luck!

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Nov 13, 2017 | 470 views


Probably tub bearings are worn. You can also take Pump off and look to see if any obstructions are there.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Nov 12, 2017 | 113 views


I would still replace the suspension rods and bushings. Not much else it could be if machine is level and clothes are distributed evenly. I also have seen the cabinet weld separate at bottom, so be sure cabinet is secure.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Nov 04, 2017 | 111 views


If not during a wash it is standing water.

Remove tube and check for cracks. If so, replace. Does/did the washer "walk"? May have rubbed the discharge tube and caused the leak.

Is the down pipe in a cold external wall? May be condensation from humid air hitting cold.

If the sound is the problem, attach a string to the drain pipe so water drips directly to side of vertical pipe.
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Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Nov 03, 2017 | 78 views


Change belts

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Oct 28, 2017 | 70 views


Depending on the age of the washer most modern appliances cost more to repair than they are worth.
Your problem sounds like more than a simple filter.
I suggest unplug it, dip the water out of it with a quart cottage cheese cup, then recycle it and purchase a new one.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Oct 13, 2017 | 67 views


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Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Oct 04, 2017 | 40 views


check the hose,i found one from overloading and the tub going off balance that the hose rubbed up against tub causing a small hole in the tube,one more thing you said you blew through the tube up to the sensor,you want to remove the tube from the sensor and blow down to the tub,soap can build up and clog the part that the tube connects to,happens alot on ge top load washers also try running it in diagnostics,alot of these problems are from using to much soap,you should be using only 2 tablespoons of soap that's it,without being there i would run it through diagnostics and see what you find.also like i said to much soap messes up these machines even ruins the spider gear inside the tub,you can try running the washer with hot water and a cup of white vinegar and see if it cleans out the suds and helps you with this code.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Oct 01, 2017 | 357 views


Try this: Soak the stained clothes in a solution of 1 quart of warm water, 1 teaspoon of liquid dish detergent and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar for 15 minutes. Then, rinse with water.
If this doesn't get everything out, then wash in warm water (or what the fabrics allow) using a color safe bleach and detergent.

The problem is that there was more dirt than what your detergent could handle. If you have a really dirty clothes item in the future, get as much of the dirt off using a vacuum or by soaking alone as you can. Then wash the item in warm water with detergent and color safe bleach.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Sep 28, 2017 | 66 views

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