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11016852501 Kenmore Washer - Instructions

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Had to pound on lip to get washer to run.

  • Customer: gorden from Gilroy CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After repair, had to re-align the front head of the cabinet several times to get it to slide in correctly.I saved myself the cost of a repair service call. Followed instructions at the following youtube.

washer wouldnt spin

  • Customer: miguel from el paso TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was in need of a second washer to wash heavily soiled clothes my daughter in law younger sister was throwing one away so I asked what was wrong with it and was told it wouldn't spin so I thought it would be an easy fix I brought the washer home did a quick check and with the internet guide I was able to determine the problem I ordered the part and thank god once the part arrived I was able to do the repair within minutes now I have a second washer to due heavily soiled clothes and no more trips to the laundry mat thanks a million to your step by step guide couldn't have done it with out you

washer wouldn't start

  • Customer: David from Seminole OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Parts Select is outstanding..They diagnosed the problem quickly..The part was sent within 2 days and we were washing laundry the 3rd afternoon...THANKS!!!!!!

would not run after filling with water.

  • Customer: Nels from South Haven MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
lid switch was intermittant for awhile befor finnaly quiting..Unplugged machine from elec. then removed four screws on back of instrument/dial panel...lifted the panel and located switch on left side...unplugged switch and removed screw from ground wire..removed switch...ckd part # and ordered part....part arrived on 2nd day after ordering...installed new switch...plugged switch back in..connected ground wire....replaced panel installed four screws... plug machine into receptical and ran a cycle to test. everything working fine.. I tested continuity of the old switch ..it was fine the problem was with the plastic spring that holds the switch in the slot...and allowed it to move thus not allowing the contacts to close. ground wire screw and two of the other screws required a nut driver..the other two crews required a phillips head screwdriver...10-15 min to remove switch and order...less than 10 min to replace switch and put the panel back on. location of my washer allowed me to work on it without moving it...if it is backed up to a wall..it will have to be moved enough to reach the screws on the back.

washer filled with water but would not wash, spin or drain

  • Customer: Charles from Waxahachie TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used part PS886960. Simple process to replace - removed the two screws and flipped the part that houses the controls/electrical over. The switch was easily accessable. When changing out the switch the wire inside the old connector had previously gotten hot and bonded inside the plastic. Had to use a pair of pliers to separate. Then there was part of the copper piece still stuck in the connector. Used a drill to remove the bonded piece and jammed the two fittings together. Washer is repaired and working fine. Should have taken about 10 minutes to change the switch but required about 30 total.

Washer would not operate without slamming the lid

  • Customer: Bruce from Harrisburg PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the lid switch by pulling the washer out enough to gain access. Not necessary to disconnect the waster hoses. Remove the two screws from the white plastic tabs on the rear of the control panel. Also remove the two screws connecting the control panel from the washer body. Lift the lid slightly and pull the control panel forward. Disconnect the pug into the lid switch and remove the switch. Replace the switch but remember to lift the lid while doing so. Lid has a small arm that must engage the switch correctly. Replace the control panel and reinstall the screws. Repair is very simple.

Washer would stop after filling with water

  • Customer: Marty from Amsterdam NY
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First off, the replacement lid switch worked and repaired the washer. However, the replacement procedure was very difficult. I attempted to follow the directions off of the website, and then a video from YouTube. I was intstructed to remove two screws from the back of the control panel which in turn would flip up so I could get to the old lid switch and replace it. However, there were no screws on the back side of the control panel so I removed the back panel of the washer to get to the lid switch. That was a very time consuming and laborious procedure and because the back panel was installed under the molding of the control panel I had to bend the heck out of the back panel to remove it. The good news is that the replacement of the lid switch corrected the problem. The bad news was that it was the wrong procedure on getting to the part that needed replacement. I wish that I could have found the proper procedure form my particular model.

Washer would stop during any cycle until lid is opened and closed.

  • Customer: Edward from Denver CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged the washer. Removed the 2 screws on back of control panel. Pulled the control panel forward. Flipped the control panel back. Disconnected the cable from the lid switch. Removed the ground screw with a nut driver. Opened the washer lid. Removed the lid switch. Snapped the new lid switch into place. Closed the lid. Installed the ground screw. Installed the lid switch cable. Put the control panel back in place and pushed back. Installed the 2 rear screws into the control panel. Plugged the washer in.

Washer would stop between cycles

  • Customer: James from Wichita Falls TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I unplugged washer, then, removed the control panel with two screws on back, slid unit back and up. Unscrewed ground screw and unplugged harness, lifted lid and removed switch. In order to re-install lid switch, lid has to be in the up position, otherwise it will not fit properly. Reattach harness and ground screw, then control panel. Plug and go. My wife says that the washer works better than ever. Very easy! Saves money!

washer will not run through the cycles without stopping

  • Customer: james from marlin TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the two screws that attached the top to the base. lean top back to access the lid switch. install the new one; best to have door open when installing. real easy repair that saved me mucho dinero.

Want spin

  • Customer: Kenneth from Jackson TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
As per partsselect.

washer quit in cycle

  • Customer: Brett from Hurst IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
very easy, pop up the top, unscrew 2 screws, unplug switch , plug in new switch replace 2 screws ,put top down,finished

Washer wasn't agitating or spinning. The timer was working, the motor coupler was intact so I figured I would start with the simplist thing and go from there. If all else failed, I was reacdy to buy a new washer.

  • Customer: Jacob from Lake City FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged the washer and unscrewed hoses. Unscrewed the 2 screws on the back of the control panel and folding it up. Took off the 2 metal ties to get the cabinet off. Once off, I unscrewed the ground from the old Lid Switch and popped out. Put the new Lid Switch in, screwed the ground back in, replaced cabinet, clamps, put the control panel back in place and screwed the 2 screws on back of the control panel back in. Screwed the hoses back on, plugged the washer back in, everything works great again.

Won’t go on unless the lid slams shut.

  • Customer: Steven from Moreno Valley CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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First, unplug the unit. Remove the two screws on each side of the control panel on the back. They are located at the top corners of the unit. The base is held on by clips you press in on from the bottom. You will have to reach in over the tub and press in on clips, one each on the far side. At the left, you will be able to feel the lid switch, the clip is just to the left of the switch. It is about ½ inch wide, press firmly with your thumb. You may want to wear glove for this unless you like battle scars. Once done the control panel should hinge up. The switch is on the left side. To remove the switch, I first detached the wire harness to the control panel and unscrewed the grounding wire. Open the lid and the switch pulls right out. The new switch drops right in. Attach the wire harness and grounding wire. Place the control panel back side first at an angle making sure the back metal panel is lined up, once in place it should snap back in place when pressed down firmly. You might have to reach in over the tub again and pull the clip down (keep Band-Aids on hand). Plug the unit back in and you are good to go. Raise and close the lid, you should here the switch click on and off.

Washer stopped running. Would fill water and stop.

  • Customer: Jen from LINCOLN CITY OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged washer, took out screws that held on the dial panel, lifted dial panel, disconnected the ground wire, released the clip, lifted the lid which released the switch. Installed new switch closed the lid which holds it in place set the clip connected ground wire reattached dial panel secured it with the screws, plugged the washer back in and I was on my way the conquer that pile of laundry that had built up.
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