My Kenmore washing machine will fill with water fine. When the wash cycle begins, it will agitate for about 15-20 seconds and then stop. At this point, advancing the timer does nothing. If I shut off the washer, come back after about 5 minutes and turn it on again, it does the same thing. Agitate for a few seconds and stop. Also, if I shut it off, come back after a few minutes, advance the timer to spin, and turn on it will spin and drain slowly for about 20 seconds and stop. Please help.
You will want to check to make sure that when the unit is set for agitate or spin that you are not getting 120 vac to 2 spots on the motor which would cause the motor to overheat and shut down. If this checks ok then the issue most likely is a bad motor.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, January 14, 2014