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Palani Pantohan

Kenmore Washer Model :110.29962891 Drain pump spinning wrong way

The drain pump on my washer is now spinning the wrong way. Instead of pumping the water out it's pumping it back into the tub.


Help Please.
Thank you in advance

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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The drain pump is connected to directly to the drive motor. The motor and drain pump is supposed to run in both directions depending if it's in a wash mode or drain mode. The washer also has a drain solenoid which is a 2 way valve. The 2 way valve is likely faulty or stuck in the recirculation mode causing the drain water to recirculate back into the tub. I added an image below with helpful information and some theory of operation if you feel confident in checking the 2 way valve operation. I highly recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your washer.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by Joey S Earned 1,958 community points in Kenmore
January 12th, 2012
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Manage My Life
I'm sorry to hear that you are having issues with your Kenmore Washer. I did some research for you at Managemylife and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to Searshomeservices. I hope these links provided assist you.
by Manage My Life
January 11th, 2012
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