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Kenmore 110 Series Washing Machine Troubleshooting

Washer will not stop when the lid is open ¶ 

"When you open the lid the washing machine will not stop what it's doing."

Bad lid switch ¶ 

If your washing machine does not stop every time you open the lid, your lid switch is bad. You may have to replace the lid switch. To replace it look at our lid switch installation guide.

Water will not drain out of the washer ¶ 

"Once the cycle is finished the washing machine does drain the water."

Clogged waste hose ¶ 

If your washing machine does not drain the waste water, the waste hose might be clogged. If the waste hose is only clogged, repair is as easy as removing and unclogging the waste hose. To remove and unclog the waste hose, follow the instructions in the waste hose installation guide.

Bad drain pump ¶ 

If the waste hose has no clogs, the problem may be a bad drain pump. The drain pump could have a clog in it, too. Since the drain pump has a translucent cover, the clog should be visible. To remove the clog follow the instructions in the drain pump installation guide.

If removing the clog in the drain pump has no effect, there may be a problem with it. To replace the drain pump follow the instructions in the drain pump installation guide.

Bad pump motor ¶ 

If waste hose installation guide and the drain pump installation guide did not solve the problem, it may be the motor. Since the motor provides the drain pump with the power to drain, the motor will have to be replaced. To replace the motor, follow the instructions in the motor installation guide.

Washer does not spin/agitate ¶ 

"There is a strange noise and click when you turn on your washing machine, and the washing machine will not spin when you try to wash clothes."

Broken drive belt ¶ 

If your drive belt is broken, the motor cannot turn the tub. You will need to replace the drive belt using our drive belt installation guide.

Bad tub motor ¶ 

If your motor is not working, you will have to replace it. Make sure the washing machine is unplugged from the electrical outlet. To replace your motor, see our motor installation guide.


Lid lock light flashes. Lid is locked. There is a sporadic click. Washer will not start.

Ken - Reply

what did you find out? ours is doing the same.

Tom -

Mine I lid lock and just clicking not turning on

dqlton dernoski -

I have the same problem?

Bo -

My lid lock is doing the same thing what is it.

Melissa - Reply

Kenmore washing machine won't turn over, filled with water during the first stage, the cycle isn't turning anymore or making any noise?

stephanieschehr87 - Reply

Kenmore washer pumps water out when it goes into spin cycle but won't spin. I can open it up and turn the tub and it will start after again. It will do this about ever other wash. Any ideas.

Beverly Fisher - Reply

JUST wondering if you figured it out? My washing machine is doing the same thing I can spin it and then it will go but will not spin by itself

Mike -

washing machine will not spin on regular cycle but will on other cycles anybody know why

kdcluff -

When in spin cycle & washer is draining there is a bad clicking noise ! I think it might be a clutch or something ? I don't know ! Can you help ?

jnunn0260 - Reply

my machine leaves lint on the clothes, is there a filter or something?

Sheri Mackey -

Washing machine wash, but want spin on any cycle, it come on and make a clicking and huming nose

but want spin

Teresa Howard - Reply

Mine does the same thing have you had it fixed yet because can't figure out what is causing my washer to do it

carlyle1939rs -

mine fills and doesnt run spins slowly but wont drain email

sheriff121 - Reply

my washing machine after the program finish not open steel is show the red light.

LASZLO - Reply

our 110 he doesn't clean our clothes and doesn't seem to disperse detergent throughout

levirabon - Reply

Agitdogs need replacing.

wizodd -

its unbelievable that they wouldn't even mention that your agitator might not work because of the probably the - most common reason - the agit-dog - wear out, it's like an 8 dollar part, look on youtube ------ PATHETIC!!!! --------

freeworldwander - Reply

watersupply keeps going a little even after agitating starts and overflows tub

Hans de Vries - Reply

somebody help me out here pls.

Hans de Vries - Reply

my washer I plug it in no lights the start button is non responsive makes a clicking noise and sounds like it's doing something but doesn't do anything and makes this loud noise and I have to unplug it to stop it ! what do I do

No Name - Reply

What does the code rL mean?


Does anyone know why my washer is really loud on the spin cycle ? It does it no matter what I checked to make sure load was balanced and not over filled, and I levelled the machine on my floor!! It is really loud and I am getting noise complaints! Help please!

Sharlene - Reply

So apparently there is no one that comes on here and offers help (From Kenmore) so I wonder what these comment sections are for. Our machine worked perfectly yesterday, and today it just hums after it fills with water.

unclepsycho1 - Reply

It's an unmanaged orphan.

wizodd -

I am having trouble with my washer it goes straight to rinse and then the light starts flashing and the lid locks what's wrong

Tabitha - Reply

I have a 110 model 24642300 I can hear a clicking sound when on the spin cycle bit action what is the issue a bad motor?

Lloyd - Reply

Should I replace it or purchase a new washer it has served me well for 10+ years

Lloyd - Reply

My washer stopped agitating and spinning. I replace the dog ears and motor coupler. Has a burning odor and still not agitating or spinning. Any suggestions beside buy another one?

Nancy DeSoto - Reply

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