The Kenmore 90 Series is a washing machine manufactured by Kenmore.

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Why doesn't the machine drain after going through washing cycle?

The washer goes through every washing and rinsing step but does not drain the water in the final step.

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Cause 1

Drain Pump

Sometimes, small objects or articles of clothing can get caught in the drain pump. To determine if anything is blocking the drain pump, remove the drain pump and check the pump for obstructions. If the drain pump is clear of obstructions, but is still noisy during the drain cycle, replace the drain pump.

Cause 2

Clogged Pump or Hose

Sometimes, socks and other small articles of clothing can get into the drain system and clog the pump hose or the pump itself. Remove the hoses from the pump and check for any obstructions.

Cause 3

Lid Switch Assembly

The lid switch assembly prevents the washer from spinning when the lid is open. If the lid switch assembly fails, the washer will not drain. To determine if the lid switch assembly is defective, use a multimeter to test each of the lid switches for continuity. If a lid switch does not have continuity, replace it.

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from all the reading a lid switch hard to believe.......just wondering is it the timer?


@frnkie - stop making comments on other questions please and ask your own so that I can give you special attention and an individualized answer just for your problem.


mr mayer i am sorry for the foul up ... i made quiet a few mistakes again my fault an miss understanding of the email.. with that you did fix the problem ' my lid switch was not working an the cycle would stop at rinse . i installed the new part an the washer is working well very well . . .again thank you an sorry for my many messages


@chichchick - Glad you got the problem solved. Glad it could help.


@oldturkey03, I thought you where a moderator? I noticed that you voted on whether to select this answer as solution.


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