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Kenmore washer (44722) has various problems (spin cycle, agitate, fill)

Hi. I have a Kenmore 44722 portable washing machine that is about 2 or 3 years old. It originally had one problem but has slowly snowballed into more than one within the span of a little over a month.

1 - The original problem was that it could not go into the spin cycle. It would fill up, agitate, and drain fine. Then it would keep trying to go into the spin cycle in a continuous loop but abruptly stop with all LEDs lighting up for a second every time it fails. Very, very, very few times it would actually make it and complete normally. But in most cases, I would be left with clothes that I would need to wring by hand.

2 – Then later, I could not use warm water. Hot and cold water separately would be okay. It would try and then stop and continue in that loop. Same as before, all LEDs would light up for a second when it stops.

3 - Next, it would have troubles filling with water (hot or cold). It would start filling for a second or two and then stop and continue in that loop. All LEDs would light up for a second when it stops.

4 - And even if it did fill successfully, it would sometimes not be able to agitate so I would just have a washer full of wet clothes. It would try and stop and continue in that loop. Again, all LEDs would light up for a second when it stops. Sometimes, I can tell the agitation isn't right (noise not loud enough).

If I keep power cycling, I can usually overcome issues 3 and 4.

I have even gone through the diagnostic test and it goes through everything fine except the last part, the spin cycle. When it fails at that point, all the lights go off.

When issues 2-4 started weeks after the original problem, the diagnostic test would also start and stop abruptly with lighting all the LEDs briefly at the first test. Doesn’t happen all the time but is becoming more frequent. But the only consistent problems are issue 1 and 2.

If anyone has any advice on how I am able to fix this, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Kenmore , Washers
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Sorry my problem details became a big lump. I had it neatly organized when I wrote it up and didn't know all the white space would be taken out.
by Manage My Life
January 29th, 2011
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