35 years in appliance repair, have not seen this one before....
Washer won't fill most of the time, but it goes into agitate immediately, with no water - rinse, spin, motor starts with no water in tub. Pressure switch checks ok, I'm thinking timer, but wanted to get your opinion.
Answer Hello Sam. It sounds like the pressure switch W10337781 is the issue. I know you are saying it is testing good. However, if the tub is empty, violet to purple should read closed and violet to tan should read open. Then if you blow through the pressure hose, this should change. I know you know how to use a meter, but to help those who do not, I will attach this link. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I have a Kenmore Washer 110.28832700 that won't spin or drain. It will fill up and agitate. It trys, it hums for a bit then it clicks and no more humming, like it tripped an overload switch. I have eliminated the lid switch. The motor coupler also looks good and tight. It does not appear the motor is coming on to drain or spin. The drain hoses and pump are clear. I think it is the timer. How can I check it.
Answer Hello Karl,
This sounds like the motor is being supplied 120Vac from more than one source at the same time. This can be the fault of the cycle switch 8578416, the harness 3958086 can be shorted, the motor switch 8529896 can be stuck, or the timer 280223 can have a stuck set of contacts. Depending on the wiring configuration of the unit, the lid switch 8318084 may be the only issue since some wiring configurations allow the unit to fill and agitate but not spin if the lid is opened. Of course the logical way to determine the cause of the issue is by using the wiring diagram on the unit and a test meter to determine the exact cause of the issue.