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washing machine stopped mid-cycle

My washer stopped with about 4 minutes left in the wash cycle. I pulled the knob out, turned it to the rinse cycle hoping that it would rinse and spin. It stopped halfway through the rinse cycle. I pulled the knob out, turned it to spin ( to try to get the water out of the machine) and it will not spin. It is a Kenmore top load machine - model # 110.28942891

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Lyle W
Hello willwils. If you are viewing this answer through the Sears PartsDirect.com website, then you will not be able to view the images. You can copy and paste this URL into your browser to visit the Manage My Life website and view the thread with images included: managemylife.com/mmh/questions/330012-washing-machine-stopped-mid-cycle

I re-posted the procedure for accessing that lid switch below this response. We are having problems with some images appearing correctly on our website. I apologize for that issue.
by Lyle W Earned 2,989 community points in Kenmore
May 13th, 2013
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WILLIAM FELDMAN
Where is the images you refer to in order to access the lid switch?
by WILLIAM FELDMAN
May 11th, 2013
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Lyle W
Your symptoms point to a problem with the lid switch. The washer will not run in the drain and spin mode if that lid switch is not working. The first image below shows how to remove the cabinet and it also shows how to place an

insulated

jumper wire in that lid switch to bypass it for a test. The second image shows how to remove the end caps on the console so that you can access the screws and open the console. I recommend that you

unplug the washer

and access that lid switch. Check it for damage. Bypass it as shown below with a piece of insulated wire to see if the washer will run in the drain and spin mode. If it does, then that lid switch (part 3949238) will need to be replaced. You can order that part from this page:

Lid Switch for Kenmore Washer Model 110.2894291

. Be sure that you

unplug the washer

before accessing internal components and replacing parts.

Note: Do not continue to run the washer with that lid switch bypassed beyond that brief test described above. The lid switch should be replaced before continuing to operate the washer for normal use.

If the lid switch is okay, then you could have a problem with the timer, the motor or the wiring in that drive motor circuit. Reply with additional details if you need more help with this problem.

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link:

Sears Home Services

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by Lyle W Earned 2,989 community points in Kenmore
January 2nd, 2013
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Manage My Life
Good morning... I can fully understand your concern regarding this issue. I did locate a link that will discuss this situation in greater detail. Keep in mind that an expert will be responding within the next two business days if not sooner and will likely offer you more information and instruction. I hope this link will help guide you as to what might wrong with your washer and have a nice day
by Manage My Life
December 30th, 2012
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