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417.94812301 Kenmore stacked washer/dryer only washes on Delicate cycle

RepairDIY

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417.94812301
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
I have a Model 417.94812301 Kenmore washer/dryer combo. Recently on regular cycle when it got to the final spin there was a burning smell and the chassis above the lid lock switch was warm to the touch. After that it would only run on the delicate cycle, which it did with no problem.

I replaced the lid lock switch and it ran through the regular cycle again up to the spin phase and the same burning, warm to the touch chassis and would only work on delicate again. I guess it could have been just a bad replacement part but I'm wondering if it's something else that is causing the lid lock switch to fail. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

Jake

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Yes, its a defective lid lock switch, look here:

The lid lock switch for that model is No Longer Available:
134101800 Lid Lock Switch Assembly


Jake
 

RepairDIY

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Thanks. I'm just concerned that I'll replace it again and it will get fried again. Can you think of anything that might have caused it or was the replacement part defective?
 

Jake

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Not that I'm aware of.

How are you ordering these if they are No Longer Available?

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Jake

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That's what I'd be leery of.

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RepairDIY

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Good point. But without it I'm stuck on Delicate cycle until we can get a replacement machine.
 
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