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Washer. The Kenmore 70 series washer has a 3.5 cubic foot capacity. It comes with the Sears Triple Action agitator and can hold 28 extra-large t-shirts in a single load.

Kenmore Series 70 Specifications ' Hunker

Kenmore Washing... | Answered 16 hours ago

Have you tried unplugging it from the hydro? It may just need to reset itself.
All machines nowadays are like computers, and need a reset every now and again. Since they don't have a reset button, it may help to unplug power and leave it unplugged for 5-10 minutes.

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Oct 14, 2019

the error code "OE" is a "Drain error " and it is initiated by your washer not having fully drained in 10 minutes.
Most common cause is a clogged filter. Check your "coin trap" filter for retained objects, like missing socks etc.:-)
To clean it
1. Take off the lower front panel
2. Turn the pump filter cover counter-clockwise by hand and remove. Place a bucket or pan underneath it since you will get water spilling out of there.There will be plenty of water. So please make sure that you have lots of buckets and towels etc. to catch the water
3. With a set of long pliers, remove the filter. Clean that of any debris etc. and replace it when cleaned.
4. Replace the filter cover and lower panel.
Check the drain line for obstructions by moving it up and down quickly like a water ram.

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Oct 12, 2019

i don't know. for drain, if in a stand pipe, it seems the drain pipe may be partly blocked. if hooked hose runs into sink, sink drain may be partly blocked, if drain water comes out too fast, consider a tywrap to hold a small towel around hose end to stop splashing. do not block the hose outlet.
low hot water flow may indicate supply hose is restricted. please shut off both cold and hot water supply . remove and inspect hot water hose for blockage. some hose have a screen filter in the end that needs cleaning.
if practical, connect the hot water hose to the hot tap and run water into sink to test for a good flow.

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Oct 12, 2019

I do not know about a Kenmore but all the washing machines I have taken apart have a pressure switch located near the top just under the lid. as the water fills the machine it also fills a plastic pipe which is connected to the pressure switch.

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Oct 09, 2019

If it fills with water and will not start agitating or the spin cycle check the safety switch on the lid, they vibrate loose and fall out

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Oct 09, 2019

washing machine or stove get it in the proper category but sad to say you will probably never find one

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Oct 08, 2019

Probably a worn-out bearing; try rocking the empty drum by hand within the tub. If it is loose on the hub, discontinue use to avoid further serious damage, and get a service engineer to take a look.

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Oct 08, 2019

It appears your dispenser solenoids or CCU (timer) has failed in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.

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Kenmore 98702... | Answered on Oct 07, 2019

Could be two issues. Could be the pump has sprung a leak or a hose has split. Not sure about the starting problem but would check where the leak is first so you do not spend a lot of money on the starting problem the find you have a lot of money spent in the water problem.

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Oct 07, 2019

F20 means either Hot or Cold water is taking too long to fill. remove hoses and fill into a buck to verify you have good household pressure. if not, call plumber to resolve. If hoses are putting out good pressure, inspect water valve screens, one or both may be partially clogged with sediment or sand. If they are clean, I recommend replacing the water valve.

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Oct 05, 2019

Sounds like your water entry problem is most likely a water entry solenoid.
As for draining out water try this...
Get a couple of gallons of water and manually place it in the bottom of the dishwasher. Hit start and see if this drains the water. If it does not, see if this water at least is able to be pumped around inside by waiting for the wash cycle to begin. That tells you that the wash pump is OK. Next hit the cancel button and see if it drains on that command. If the water placed in the dishwasher still remains there without draining that is probably a timer control board if this is part of the water entry problem as well.
Having two separate issues .....
water in and water out not functioning suggests a control board issue. Hope it's not the board. They are expensive.

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Oct 03, 2019

your hot water goes through the water heater so contaminates settle in the heater. the cold does not, there is a screen inside the fill valve where the hose hooks to the valve on the machine. if this in not plugged then the fill valve will have to be replaced. because of the build up of contaminates..

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Oct 03, 2019

Sounds like either a wire has come loose from the switch or the motor that spins the the ( may be integral part of switch ) has gone bad.

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Oct 03, 2019

Because quilts, towels, etc. hold a lot of water, they will only release that water during the spin cycle. If the spin rate is too high, the machine will sling water over the top of the tub thence down and onto the floor. To prevent this, reduce the spin rate from high to low. If you find they are still too wet, run a second spin, only, cycle on a higher setting.

Kenmore Washing... | Answered on Oct 02, 2019

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