No power, no operation

ApplianceKenmore Washer

Model417.40042990

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Jeff From Des Moines, IA

Mar 04, 2008

3 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

The Kenmore service person determined there was no power to the timer assemby, the box behind the wash selection dial. He also told me I needed the motor control unit that sets inside the lower rear corner of the housing. This was going to cost $526 to fix. As it turns out, there was nothing wrong with the motor control, I only needed the timer control, a $123 part.

The repair, which took literally 15 minutes, follows: 1) remover top cover. 2) unscrew washer select dial (the big one on the far right). 3) remove two screws set behind the dial that hold the unit to the frame of the washer. 3) disconnect the two circuit plugs -- one white, one black. Keep track which is which. 4) Reverse above procedure with new timer control unit. Pretty simple, huh? Worth $526? I don't think so...

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Timer

Part Number: PS724494

$276.41
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