To troubleshoot a Kenmore 80 series washing machine, begin by identifying the problem and its associated solutions. Common problems include failure to drain or spin and failure to fill with water.
The first steps include checking the power cord, checking the water pressure and checking the lid switch. Further troubleshooting is necessary if the washer is receiving power and water. Determine whether the washer fills, drains, spins or agitates. Each of these actions can be associated with different problems. For instance, if the washer drains but does not agitate, the problem may be a damaged or broken motor coupler.
Sears PartsDirect recommends checking the lid switch with an ohm or volt meter if the washer fails to fill with water, drain or spin. Failure to drain may also be caused by a blockage in the drainage line. Remove the drainage line and clean it before replacing to determine whether a blockage is causing the washer to malfunction. RepairClinic recommends checking for small items, such as socks, in the drain pump after cleaning the drain lines if the washer isn't draining properly.
A washer that overfills may be caused by a malfunctioning pressure switch or a slow water flow from the supply lines. Check the filters in the supply lines, and clean the filters where the supply hoses connect to the washer. Contacting the vendor where the washing machine was purchased may also help troubleshoot problems.Learn More
Repair information for Whirlpool products can be located at the Whirlpool website, under the "Service & Repair" link. Customers can also call Whirlpool Customer Service at 1-800-253-1301 to obtain repair information and schedule service on a Whirlpool product, as of January 2015.Full Answer >
A washing machine can stop spinning due to several mechanical or technical issues, including an unbalanced machine, tripped breaker, defective lid switch, broken belt or motor coupler or a defective shifter. An at-home diagnosis can be performed to solve certain problems; however, an appliance repair expert may be needed to address complicated mechanical issues.Full Answer >
Choosing an opening that is 25 feet from the dryer is important. The vent pipe should be as short as possible. The installer needs to connect the roof vent to the dryer with a 4-inch metal duct pipe. Cutting a hole in the ceiling and running the duct through the attic may be necessary.Full Answer >
It is not possible to convert a gas dryer to electric. According to the Sears parts team, the number of necessary parts that must be switched out for an attempted conversion costs as much as three new machines. In addition, manufacturers do not cover converted dryers.Full Answer >