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FIXED Kenmore washer 110.92597400 does not agitate

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Brianbuzz

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Washer has developed an intermittent problem where it does not agitate. Timer is turning and fill, drain and spin work fine. If I start at the beginning of the cycle it will fill do nothing while timer runs through the wash cycle and then when the timer reaches the Drain it will drain, spin and fill for rinse. Again it does nothing until tit reaches drain and spin. Sometimes it works just fine through the whole cycle. Sometime it starts to agitate halfway through the wash cycle. Any thoughts on what it may be.
 

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That indicates the timer contacts are starting to fail.

Here's the timer for your model you can order:
WP3946475 Timer


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Thanks jake I’ve got one on order. Hope that fixed it. Is it normal that all 3 agitator modes (gentle, regular, and heavy) would be affected by a bad timer?
 

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If you change the speed control switch does it change speeds when it does agitate?

You can open up the old timer and you will likely see the blackened/burnt contacts.

Here's another thread that it would not agitate and the new timer fixed it:
fairbank56 had the person do additional tests on the speed control switch, but I don't have the wiring diagram to see if yours matched up to his machine.

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Thanks Jake. I haven’t tried different activation speeds when activating. Will do if I ever get it activate again. I looked at the thread you mentioned and tried to follow. The new timer should be here tomorrow so I’ll install that and see where we are. I took pictures of the wiring diagram on the back of the washer. Partial only because I didn’t want to take the body panels off but I think it shows the switches in question
 

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One more thing. When it has worked intermittently We have used both regular and heavy duty agitation cycles. We never use delicate.
 

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Thanks, per the wiring diagram it looks like you have the same speed switch wires as in that thread I posted above.

If you have a multimeter you can do what fairbank56 mentioned here:

I'm 99.5% sure the new timer will fix it, mainly because you said it was a intermittent problem with it not agitating, which usually indicates the timer contacts are wearing out.

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Excellent Brian, glad to hear the new timer fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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