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Check the water solenoid valve, it may have failed. A quick test is to use hot wash rather than cold wash. If the hot water works, then your cold water valve has failed.

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Jul 02, 2009

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Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Jun 22, 2009

Remove the lower kick panel under the door and you should see the drain pump located directly under the wash tub. There is a screw off cap that can be removed to access the clean out trap. It is strongly recommended that you drain all residual water from the wash tub BEFORE you remove the drain pump cap, or you will have about a gallon of water to clean up. The residual water can easily be removed with the use of a wet/dry shop vac. Just remove the drain hose from the standpipe and pull a vacuum through the line with the shop vac. This will save you time later in clean up. If you do not have a shop vac, grab some old towels and place them under and around the drain pump. This will help in controlling the amount of water spill.

PS This residual water is normal in washing machines and should not be considered a problem unless the water is visible in the tub. Residual water generally sits between the outer tub and wash basket in the drain lines. This is truw with top loaders as well. Most front loaders will start a brief drain cycle at the beginning of the wash cycle to get rid of this residual standing water to prevent stagnant water from getting on your clothes. Just thought you might like to know...

I hope this helps you.

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Jun 21, 2009

Check connections at control board. and check pressure switch...pull hose off and blow through to make sure its clear...if all checks ok. could be a control board or a pressure switch, no way to tell with out power check.

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Jun 09, 2009

This is a cronic problem of front loader machines. The two bearings that hold the wash drum are dried out and then they over heat. The heat build up weakens the seal that keeps water in and grease out starts to leak and the problem just becomes worse with every load. A service repair man will charge you the cost of a new machine to fix the unit. You can replace the bearings and seal with parts from a bearing supply store and if you do, only use bearings from Japan or Germany. Your machine came with ones from China and that is why these machines are failing after 4 years.

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on May 24, 2009

Hello seesoc,

You can try to get them out yourself but not to sure, depends on where they are at. Small clothing items (like socks) usually get stuck in the rubber gasket. If you have not already check the rubber gasket really good and see if you find them. If they have gotten past that point probably not something you want to do yourself. They would be inbetween the inner and outer stainless steel drum. If you cant find them take care if you start the wash and leave, there have been a lot of reports of the socks working thier way over and blocking the water intake hose from the soap dispenser causing all the water to come out the front and on the floor. If you can find them and get them out the best fix is to get a large garment bag to keep all the small items together and from wandering off during the wash. Hope this helps and I hope they are just in the gasket and not inbetween the drums.


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Kenmore 46462... | Answered on May 23, 2009

Probably something caught in pump. Remove lower panel if this one has it and you will see the pump. Loosen the round cover in middle to access clean-out.

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on May 18, 2009

no special tools are required. also remove the top of washer and check the 2 springs that are holding from above,as faar as acessing the should have a removable back panel, sometimes an opening on bottom of machine

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on May 11, 2009

The door hinges will have to be replaced. They have been updated to prevent this. Read about it here and good luck.
btw I have used Vaseline applied to the cables to eliminate this issue.



Kenmore 46462... | Answered on May 09, 2009

There is a manual lock release on the bottom of the door latch. Remove the bottom kick panel by removing three 9/32" screws from along the bottom, then reach inside the washer, up to the door latch. You should feel a small plastic tab on the bottom of the latch, pulling this tab should release the lock. If this does not help, you may need a new door latch. If that is the case, re-post and I will list simple steps to replace the latch, if needed. Hope that helps.

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Apr 28, 2009

most likely suspect main control bd

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Apr 27, 2009

There is probably a plastic tube running from the tub to a pressure switch which controls the water level cutoff on control panel. One can locate this by taking the backcover off and looking at the water level switch and following the tube to the connection on the tub. Tube must fit on level switch tightly for it to work properly.

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Apr 27, 2009

You shd check the front legs - they shd be a maximum screwed up, that is the machine shd be tilting forwards. Then you adjust acccording to your floor level. The machine should not shake a bit when off, & you try to shake it with both your hands.

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Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Apr 18, 2009

I can a very simple part called the motor coupler...you can find the part at www.repairclinic.com. It costs 13.95. I am fixing my washing machine today, as this happened before and was the answer. Goodluck

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Apr 11, 2009

w would immagine that if you have water pouring out from your dispensor that something has found its way down into the the dispensor hose leading to the tub and is bl;ocking free passage of wwater. you can remove the top off the machine and check the dispensor to tub hose for possible debris/ sock/washcloth. ive even seen the pull tab from the top of the detergnet bottles in there

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Apr 02, 2009

No reset, sounds like a bad door lock switch. The unit is under warranty, call for service.

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Mar 30, 2009

I am a recently retired engineer of 20 years once you have ruled out anything getting inside the machine by accident etc, like something in pockets or greasy overalls, then its likely to be the drum bearings, has the machine started to get noisy on the spin the drum bearings are covered by a rubber seal, this seal gets damaged or worn and water leaks into the bearings themselves washing out the grease back into the drum where the washing is, you could also notice slight water marks on the floor underneath the machine on the floor, take the back off and look for water marks coming from the drum outer casing behind the pulley, these marks will be brown and will originate from a small drain hole, if any of the above change the bearings before any real damage is done, either to the clothes or the machine, as repair can be expensive? sorry, hope i have helped you as to where to look at least,

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Mar 27, 2009

try taking the drawer out and clean it thoroughly, including the underside of the drawer, then clean the inside of the machine where the drawer fits into. Sometimes a build up of dertergent can casue this problem

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Mar 23, 2009

Your filter is probably clogged. Unplug the washer and remove the lower front panel (three hex screws). You may need to tip the washer back to do this - be sure to have someone hold the washer while you work. The filter is about 3 inches in diameter and unscrews from an assembly just to the left of the pump, which is on the right side of the washer. It is hard to turn, but with a little muscle it will unscrew. Be prepared for water to gush out. It can be a lot or a little depending on how much water is left in the tub. Once unscrewed, clean out all the junk that has accumulated in it. Make sure the the pump rotated freely and doesn't have any obstructions. Then screw the filter back in and put the panel back on. Assuming you found a lot of junk inthe filter, this should solve your problem. Good luck.

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Mar 22, 2009

I am not familiar with your model dishwasher, but had a similar problem a few years back. I am assuming you have checked the obvious causes, such as a worn, or damaged gasket around the door. My problem was fixed by replacing the lower spray arm. The spray arm is a couple inches wide, about 18 inches long, has holes in it and rotates as it dispenses water - some lift up during the wsk and rinse cycles. In my case some of the holes got plugged up with gunk, which resulted in the water shooting out harder and further from the other holes. Those streams of water went places they were not designed to go and ended up on my kitchen floor. So check that part out and see if it is the cause of your problem. Good luck!

Kenmore 46462... | Answered on Mar 22, 2009

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