Kenmore dryers will not spin if the drive belt is broken. If the belt is intact, there may be damage to the motor or support structures around the dryer’s drum, including the bearings, rollers and glides. If the dryer keeps spinning, check the timer mechanism, circuit board or even the door switch.
A Kenmore dryer will not start if there is a fault in the thermal fuse, motor, drive belt, control board, door switch or the start switch. If the dryer keeps turning off or tripping the fuse, you should check the heating element, motor, power cord, thermostats and timer, and clean out any lint.
When a Kenmore washer won’t fill, keeps filling, or fills but not enough, you will need to check the water inlet valves, lid switches, air dome tubes, and water level switches. These are some of the most common components that can cause water-related problems in a Kenmore washer.
A Kenmore washer that won’t spin or remains stuck on the spin cycle likely has a defective lid switch, door latch, drive motor, stator assembly, or drive belt. A quick fix would be to look for blockages in the agitator or manually turn the drum to force the appliance to go into a spin cycle.
A Kenmore washer that’s not working, won’t cycle, or keeps sensing likely has a defective timer, lid switch, line fuse, user-control display board, door lock, or water inlet valve. Users can temporarily resolve the issue with a master reset or by manually shifting the washer to the next cycle.
A Kenmore washer that either won’t rinse, keeps rinsing, or is stuck on the rinse cycle likely has a skipping timer, malfunctioning cold water supply valve, or clogged drainpipe. The issue can also result from simple issues such as using too much detergent or overloading the washer.
A Kenmore washer that won’t drain properly likely has a clogged pump. Try checking the drain to see if there’s any foreign object obstructing the valve or opening. If not, the drain pump might be damaged and need replacing. Those with newer washer models can also try performing a master reset.
Some probable causes why a Kenmore washer might stop working mid-wash or fail to start up is if the thermostat, water inlet valve, timer, line fuse, or main control board are malfunctioning. The issue can also be the result of simple issues such as an unbalanced load or loose lid switch.
If the Kenmore washer gets stuck on the wash cycle, a temporary fix would be to manually spin the basket. This issue is likely the result of a faulty timer, water line valve, or lid switch. Meanwhile, check the line fuse or user control and display board if the washer won’t start the wash cycle.