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Thermador Dishwashermodel #600

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Kenmore 600 Series Washing Machine

We purchased a Kenmore 600 Series washing machine and it stoped working yesterday. I had thought it went through the full wash cycle and stoped working on the final spin so I took the clothes out of the washer and got as much water out of them as posssible and put them in the dryer. (Had to turn the dryer on 4 times for clothes to dry) went to fold clothes today and they are blue!!! Didn't use liquid fabric softner or anything that would make the clothes blue???? The washer was making a funny noise like a dead battery trying to turn over and smelt like something hot almost burning like smell. There was no smoke or fire from this odor. Tried the washer this morning it will run water but won't do any type of moving or even make the noise today. I am wondering what may be wrong with the washer???? Answers please!!!!

Posted November 07, 2011

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Priscilla V, November 07, 2011

A Washer is definitely something we depend on and when it begins to malfunction it can be a huge inconvenience. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question.

Mark T , November 08, 2011

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the washer. Without the exact model number off the washer, I will only be able to give you general information. On most washers today, the lid switch has to be closed for the motor to run. If the lid switch is faulty, it will act as if the lid is open. A quick check you can do is to run a cycle with the lid switch jumped. If the washer operates, the lid switch needs to be replaced.

To jump the lid switch you need to unplug the washer and open the console. I have provided you with the instructions for opening the console below. Once you have the console open, locate the connector for the lid switch. Place an insulated jumper wire between the gray and white wires. Not the green it is a ground and will cause a short. After inserting the jumper wire make sure it will not touch anything metal, plug the washer in. Then start the washer in a cycle, and let it go. If the washer completes the cycle, you need to replace the lid switch. Do not leave the jumper in while you are waiting for the part. The jumper wire is only for the test.

If you were washing blue jeans at the time the washer failed the water could have been blue. The blue coloring will bleed to other clothes. Once the washer is repaired, run the washer through a cycle without any clothes. This should rinse all the blue out of the washer.

I hope this is helpful. If you need further assistance, please reply below with more details and a model number.

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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