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My Kenmore Heavy Duty 70 Series Extra Capacity Plus washer will not drain

My washer (model number 92578210) fills with water and when it gets to the Cold Rinse, it agitates but then stops working after the agitation is over. The water will not drain or do anything. I saw a similar answer on this site and took the machine apart and found the lid locking mechanism was sort of broken. The part is a 1/2 HP part and where the screws go into, it was cracked so I am not positive if it was locking properly. Could this be the reason? Thanks in advance.

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by Joey S Earned 1,944 community points in Kenmore
January 30th, 2013
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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

To begin with, this top loading Kenmore washer does not have a lid lock. It has a lid switch and if the lid switch is broken or faulty, the washer will not operate in any of the drain and spin cycles. Based on your symptom and details, the lid switch is likely broken or faulty.

The lid switch is fastened with a couple of screws and it is located under the top. In order to access and replace the lid switch, the cabinet must be taken off the base.

To remove the washer cabinet:

Disconnect the power cord from the power source.

Remove the screw located at the bottom of the control panel end caps.

Slide the control panel towards the front of the washer and lift it up and hinge it over the rear panel.

Disconnect the three wire lid switch harness connector from the top of the washer.

Use a flat blade screwdriver to release the two gold colored cabinet clips securing the top of the cabinet to the back panel. Place the tip of the screwdriver in the first valley and then push the screwdriver handle back towards the rear panel.

Open the lid and grasp the opening and tilt the top of the cabinet towards you at 20 degree angle and walk the cabinet out so you can access the lid switch. Remove the two screws on the side of the opening to remove the lid switch.

I added an image below showing how to remove the cabinet. If the image is too small, I added a second response with a image that will open larger.

The

lid switch #285671 for model 110.92578210

can be ordered from Sears Parts Direct.

This may be the issue. If not, please reply and I will be glad to assist you further.
by Joey S Earned 1,944 community points in Kenmore
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When an appliance suddenly stops working it can cause an inconvenience in your home. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I noticed that someone else had asked a similar question with a posted response from an expert. I attached the link below for you to view. I hope the link that I provided is helpful. Have a nice day!
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