Skip to content
?
Manage My Life

My Kenmore 80 series washer does not drain water nor spin.

This all started last week when I decided to put my cloths through a second rinse. I noticed that the tube was filled with water. I took all my cloths out and started the cycle from the very beginning and it solved the problem. Since then, my three other roommates have used the same washer twice. That means the washer has been used six times without a problem.


When I went to use it yesterday, the water did NOT drain. After starting the cycle over several times, the washer still does not drain the water. It also does not spin either. Even after taking all my cloths out and manually draining the water, the washer still does not drain nor spin. All that is currently in the washer is just water that has been standing in there since yesterday.


Washer Information:

Kenmore 80 Series

MODEL 110 26812690

STOCK 26812

SERIAL CF2811788


IT DOES NOT HAVE A LID SWITCH

Tags
Kenmore , Washers
Sign in to answer a question
14 Answers from these members:
Joseph Perez
The washer not working properly can be an inconvenience and keep you from doing some laundry. I did some research and I was able to find two links that will provide you with some good information. I hope this helps while you wait for your expert response.
by Joseph Perez Earned 1,602 community points in Washers
April 7th, 2012
Answered in 5 minutes
Comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
Thanks but all of help focuses on the lid switch. My Machine does not have a lid switch. Yes that mean that I can literal watch the whole entire cycle play out with the lid open.
by Manage My Life
April 7th, 2012
Answered in 20 minutes
Comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
Hi Charles,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

This model washer was designed and built with a lid switch. Did you bypass the lid switch at some point? If you removed the lid switch and spliced the wires together, the diagnosis of this issue will require the use of a volt/ohm meter. If you have a meter and are confident in your technical abilities please reply below and I will be happy to assist you further.

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

.

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram or to purchase any parts needed for your

Kenmore model number 110.26812690 washer

.

If you have a meter and are confident in your technical abilities please reply below and I will be happy to assist you further.

Landell
by Manage My Life
April 9th, 2012
Comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
I'm adding six pictures to show that my washer does not rely on a lid switch. The first three:
1.) Lid switch peg
2.) Lid switch hole
3.) Proof that the hole is just a hole and that there is nothing for the peg to "click".
by Manage My Life
April 9th, 2012
Comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
Next three:
4.) Hinge at the base of the lid that is closes to the console
5.) What that hinge is connecting to (which is nothing you'll soon see)
6.) The other hinge at the base of the lid
by Manage My Life
April 9th, 2012
Comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
I would like to add that in the past, I have watch my cloths spin in fast cycle mode with the lid open. Why? Because I wanted to see what it looked like. Nothing more; nothing less. Had my washer had a lid switch, I would have turned off when I opened the lid.
by Manage My Life
April 9th, 2012
Comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
Landell, I just read you're comment over again. I want you the take a look at my photos and tell me if the lid switch has been removed or was never there. I got this washer as a hand-me-down and have been using it since 2007.
by Manage My Life
April 9th, 2012
Comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
New discovery and new pictures. It turns out that we do have a lid switch and it has been by passed.
Picture #1 Lid switch
Picture #2 How the lid switch has been by passed
Picture #3 The front of the washer taken off
by Manage My Life
April 12th, 2012
Comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
Charles,



Yes Sir that is a lid switch bypass. If the wires are good back to the timer, I recommend replacing the lid switch, strike and actuator if needed. I am including a video below that demonstrates replacing the lid switch on a washer like yours.

Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts.

The washer in this video may not look exactly like yours but the procedure is basically the same. If the wiring is ratty you will need to repair/replace it. If the lid switch bypass is intact and the washer will not drain, you will need to do some voltage checks to the drain pump. If you have a meter and are confident in your technical abilities please reply below and I will be happy to assist you further.



Landell
by Manage My Life
April 13th, 2012
Comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
Thank you Landell. I am leaving for the weekend so that means the soonest I will be able to replace the lid switch would be this Monday or Tuesday. By then I will also have a volt meter. But from the pictures I sent, the jumper wire is still intact. Can wires over time just loose its usefulness and no longer work?
by Manage My Life
April 13th, 2012
Comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
Charles,



It is possible that the bypass wire has corroded. Check continuity from the timer grey to black/white down through the bypass.



Landell
by Manage My Life
April 14th, 2012
Comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
My washer is now fixed. I'm not sure of the details, but some guy ended up completely removing the grey, green, and black wires. He then took two wires, stripped the plastic coating, and tied them together with electrical tape. Thanks for all your help Landell. I wouldn't have had this much insight on the problem without you. Thank you
by Manage My Life
April 25th, 2012
Comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
Charles,



You are welcome! Glad I could help. Please keep Manage My Life in mind for all of your do-it-yourself projects.



Landell
by Manage My Life
April 26th, 2012
Comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
Charles,



You are welcome! Glad I could help. Please keep Manage My Life in mind for all of your do-it-yourself projects.



Landell
by Manage My Life
April 26th, 2012
Comment
0 votes
Didn't find what you are looking for? Ask a question
Get up to
40
% off
On Washers