Keeping your Kenmore Elite washer running at its best is paramount to keeping laundry under control. If your washing machine is malfunctioning, laundry piles up and quickly becomes a problem. One of the most typical issues with both top- and front-loading washing machines is failure to drain properly. When your washer isn't draining, find the Kenmore Elite washing machine parts you need to fix the problem at Sears PartsDirect.
What to do when your Kenmore Elite washer is completely dead
Start by ruling out the obvious--is it unplugged?
Did the circuit breaker trip?
Check the electrical outlet. To test whether the electrical outlet is the problem, plug a hair dryer or other electrical device into it. If the hair dryer doesn’t work, the wiring in the outlet is the problem.
If the hair dryer works, there could be a wiring problem in the washer. Unplug the washer and check the power cord for damage.
Check the wiring connections on the timer. If the wiring connections are okay, you may need to replace the washer timer.
Most common Kenmore Elite washer parts that need to be replaced
Water-level pressure switch. The water-level pressure switch, senses, controls and maintains the water level in the outer wash tub. The pressure switch senses the water level through an air tube attached to the bottom of the tub. As the tub fills with water, air pressure in the air tube pushes up on a diaphragm inside the water-level pressure switch. A post attached to the diaphragm opens and closes electrical contacts inside the body of the water level pressure switch to control the water fill and to shut off the water when the washer is full.
Shock absorbers. The shock absorbers in a washing machine absorb the vibrations and movements of the outer washer tub on a front-load washer. The shock absorbers also hold the outer tub in place to prevent damage while allowing reasonable movement during spin and agitation modes.
Motor control board. The motor control board is a circuit control board in a front-load washer that's usually in the bottom of the washer next to the drive motor. It monitors and controls the drive motor speed and direction for the tumble and spin actions during the cycle.
Main electronic control board. The main electronic control board, also called the mother board, governs the timing and execution of the washer component functions. It controls the fill valves, the drive motor and the drain pump. Replace the main electronic control board if it's getting 120 -volt power but doesn't operate or if it isn't properly controlling the functions it governs.
Drain pump. The washer drain pump removes water from the washer during the wash cycle.
Door lock assembly. The door lock assembly on a front-load washer mechanism locks the washer door to prevent the door from opening during the wash cycle or the high-speed spin cycle. The door lock assembly includes the door latch which grabs the door strike and switches that signals to the control system whether the washer door is closed or open, locked or unlocked.
Sears PartsDirect has the Kenmore Elite washer replacement parts you need to fix any type of washer failure
Whether you need Kenmore Elite front load washer parts or top load washer parts, we've got the components you need to complete any type of repair. Find parts you need to replace your Kenmore Elite washer pump when the washer isn't draining or the drive motor when the washer isn't spinning. We have the drain pump for Kenmore Elite washer models. Replacing the Kenmore Elite drain pump can get your washer draining again quickly. Use the convenient Kenmore Elite washer parts diagrams on our website to quickly find the repair parts you need to fix your washer.