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SARA PRAPOTNIK

I have a Kenmore 3.5 super capacity front loading washing machine. It won't start.

I have a Kenmore 3.5 super capacity front loading washing machine. Model 417 44052401 Serial # XC602617071. It won't start. I close the door and push start, and all the lights light up, even the door locked light, and I can hear the door lock locking, so I know it's not that. Everything stays lit up for a few seconds, then all the lights start flashing and beeping. It never starts, and it won't stop flashing and beeping until I push cancel. Now my dispenser drawer has been broken for some time. The handle comes off, but the machine still has always worked. Today, I dropped the handle to the dispenser door, and I noticed a small magnet on the floor. Could this magnet be from the drawer like some kind of sensor that the drawer is not closed? Idk if the magnet even came from the drawer, its just a guess. I can't figure out what else it could be.

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by Manage My Life
July 5th, 2013
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I can understand how important it is to have the right information for your washer. The magnet in the dispenser drawer is what communicate with the controls to let the machine know when it is shut. The washer will not operate until the drawer is completely closed. If the magnet is missing, then it will need to be replaced. The magnet clips to the front of the dispenser drawer (see image below). I hope this helps. If you need further assistance, please reply to this thread. Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Manage My Life
July 5th, 2013
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SARA PRAPOTNIK
I never said thank you, so THANK YOU! Your response was quick and very helpful. I especially appreciated the picture and was able to fix it in no time.
by SARA PRAPOTNIK
August 29th, 2013
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I am very happy to hear that you were able to get this fix. Please let me know if there is anything else you need. Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Manage My Life
August 30th, 2013
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