The Kenmore Elite HE3 is a washing machine by Kenmore.

518 Questions View all

Washer won't run, lights on, no codes!

I've tried unplugging for awhile & that sometimes will allow me a normal cycle to run. Other times the lights come on, no error code, & nothing will respond. Othertimes it won't even light up.

I've removed the control board as described in another post, but I don't see anything wrong anywhere. Everything looks normal, not burnt or discolored.

Answer this question I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 2

Comments:

I have this same problem -- the machine stops and the interior light is on, but there are no codes. You cannot power on. If you unplug for a while, you can then power on and start a load, but somewhere along the line the machine stops and the interior light goes on. Did anyone find an answer for this ?

by

Add a comment

1 Answer

User Control and Display Board

If the washer won't start, the user control and display board may be defective. Check for power to the washer first.

Timer

If the washer won't start the timer might be defective. This part is often misdiagnosed, check other components before replacing this timer.

Line Fuse

If the washer won't start the line fuse might have blown.

Thermal Fuse

If the washer won't start the thermal fuse may have blown. It can be tested for continuity. Watch our fuse testing video for more information.

Line Fuse and Holder

If the washer won't start the line fuse might have blown, or the line fuse holder might be damaged and need to be replaced.

Main Control Board

If the washer won't start the main control board might be defective. This is not common. Check other parts and causes first.

Door or Lid Latch Assembly

If the washer won't start the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly

If the washer won't start the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Other Causes and Conditions

Incoming Power Problem

If the washer won't start check to see if there is power at the electrical outlet which the washer is plugged into. Plug a lamp or radio into the outlet to check it. If the outlet is dead, check the circuit breakers or fuses for the home.

Power Cord

If the washer won't start, check to be sure there is power to the electrical outlet for the home. If that is OK, the power cord itself might be defective. This is rare. You can check the power cord with an Ohm meter for continuity.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Add your answer

philnlynn5 will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 1

Past 7 Days: 2

Past 30 Days: 31

All Time: 1,650