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my kenmore 80 series washer fills but won't start the wash or any other cycle.

my 80 series washer (2004) model 110.25842400 has been working perfectly until today. i started it on the normal cycle, large load for the water capacity, added perhaps a few too many heavy items but nothing ridiculous, and it filled fine but would not move into the wash/agitate cycle. i removed the clothes and tried moving the dial to another part of the cycle but it will not do anything at all. the thing just sits there and won't do anything related to what the dial says it should do. please help.

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Fred M
On this particular washer if it will fill but won't agitate, drain or spin then the most likely cause of the problem is an open lid switch.

If this washer has a bad lid switch then it will fill with water but it won't agitate, drain or spin.

From the description you give most likely this washer has a bad lid switch.

The lid switch is accessed by removing the washer cabinet.

I will send you an image with instructions on how to access the lid switch by removing the cabinet.

The imaging system for the site is not working so I will send the image via email.

Your particular washer has two end caps that must be removed to access the two screws holding the console down.

Remember to unplug the washer first.
by Fred M Earned 3,300 community points in Kenmore
June 3rd, 2010
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