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Manage My Life

Kenmore 800 won't fill with water or agitate, why?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
December 7th, 2011

I have a Kenmore 800 washer, model number 110.29832800, that does not fill with water or agitate. The only thing that it does that lets me know it still works is that it will drain and spin but only after I move the dial to the spin cycle. I am guessing that it is the load sensor switch but am looking for reassurance before I waste the money and that is not the problem. I have already took the control panel off and inspected the load sensor switch but do not notice any visible damage. Is there any other possibilities for this problem or is it safe to say it is the load sensor switch. Thank you for any help!

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My Model number is 110.29832800. I tested the voltage output on the Load Sensor Switch and it measured 120vs. So based on what I have read, that is correct and should not require replacement. After that I decided to check the Water Inlet Valve and from my understanding it should be producing about 110vs but mine is only producing around 20vs. Is this correct information and if so would the water inlet valve prevent the washer from filling with water and agitating as well. I was pretty certain that it was the load sensor switch based on the readings but it seems to have passed the test. Kinks or debris in the hoses and netting are not issues. Thank you for your assistance.
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December 7th, 2011
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I'm sorry to hear about the problems with the washer. There are several issues that can cause a washer to stop filling. The hoses could be turned off, or kinked. Also, There could be sediment built up in the inlets. If the load sense switch is bad there is a way to test this. Below I have included a wiring diagram for your machine. You will need to test the V and P wire coming from the switch with a ohm/volt meter. If you are not getting 120 volts, then the switch needs to be replaced. However, if you are getting 120 volts, then the switch is fine. If you need further assistance, please reply to this thread.
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December 6th, 2011
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The Washer is definitely something we depend on and when it begins to malfunction it can be a huge inconvenience. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question.
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