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This may well be the drum drive belt in the back of the washing machine. This belt transfers drive from the motor to the drum for both wash cycles and spinning. If the belt is slipping slightly on the pulley then a squeal may well be heard on the spin cycle and will change in pitch as the speed of the drum increases. At lower speeds (wash cycles) the belt probably won't slip. I don't personally know of this model but there is usually a tension adjustment nut/bolt near the motor to tighten the belt and stop it slipping.

Kenmore 3.8 cu.... | Answered on Dec 26, 2013


This problem can be caused by either a leaking water inlet valve, or a condition known as "siphoning". Since you just recently moved, I would make sure you don't have a siphoning problem, first. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r587481-prevent_washer_siphoning

Although siphoning normally refers to a constant drain problem where a washer has problems maintaining the proper water level, it can also lead to problems where the drain line will back up into the washer.

Now, if you follow the advice in the link and determine this is NOT caused by siphoning, I would suspect that you have a water inlet valve that is leaking. A tell-tale sign will be water trickling down the fill tube in the rubber door bellow. The water inlet valves have a diaphragm that is controlled by an electric solenoid. Sometimes the valve becomes clogged with sediment or deposits, causing the diaphragm not to close properly. If you live in an area that has hard water, or use well water, you may have hard water deposits or rust build up in the valve. You may be able to correct the problem by removing the valve and cleaning it with some distilled vinegar. You can remove the valve by following these steps:

1. Unplug the washer and turn off water supply at the taps.
2. Disconnect the water inlet hoses.
3. Remove washer top panel by removing the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel slides back, then off.
4. The inlet valve (this is what your water inlet hoses connect to) will be located in the left rear of the washer (facing from the front). Remove the dispenser hose(s) from the valve and the electric connections. Remember how the electrical connections are removed. They should be color coded. One is for HOT, one is for COLD.
5. Remove the mounting screws that hold the assembly in place.

Once you have the inlet valve removed, you can place it in some distilled vinegar and let it soak. Just don't submerge the electrical connections. If this does not correct your problem, replace the valve. Searspartsdirect.com and repairclinic.com are two notable web sites that I have frequently used. Just type in your complete model number to begin the parts search.

I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you require additional assistance.

Kenmore 3.8 cu.... | Answered on Jul 10, 2013


The problem might be that the black pin (about 3/8" long and 1/8" in diameter), that normally sticks out of the frame of the washer at about the 2 o'clock position, and which is pushed in when the door closes, has broken off. If this pin breaks off, the washer will not recognize that the door has been closed. In my opinion, the pin is most likely to break when you close the door and the door was not properly aligned with the door frame -- in which case the pin will be sheared off. Let me know what you find.

Kenmore 3.8 cu.... | Answered on Jun 29, 2013


what is code F-2 keeps coming up on washer and what can we do

Kenmore 3.8 cu.... | Answered on May 06, 2013


hf error stands for hot water not being detected, make sure both hot and cold water are open and not reversed. if unit overfilled and flooded garage, the is if with you pressure switch or pressure hose. remove to lid of machine and you will find pressure switch and hose to the right side, inspect hose for any pin holes, if ok, order pressure switch

Kenmore 3.8 cu.... | Answered on Apr 04, 2013


The control for the washer likely detected a problem. The failure code will not be displayed on all models of washers. You can recall the error code by using this procedure:

  1. Select the "Drain/Spin" cycle.
  2. Select No Spin.
  3. Press the "Prewash" options and hold this button for 5 seconds.
  • Immediately after those 5 seconds the last stored failure code is displayed for 4 seconds.
  • After those 4 seconds the display switches automatically back to the selection mode
NOTE: If your washer does not have the Pre-Wash option. Then use the 2nd Rinse button (called Extra Rinse). The failure code should stay in the memory so that it can be recalled as often as necessary and as long as it is the youngest failure Code.

Kenmore 3.8 cu.... | Answered on Nov 30, 2012


you need to see in the bottom of your washer or take the back panel and some of this washers have a reset button, try due that, make sure is unpluged while you due this, clean all the contacts inside and check all the wires make sure they okay

Kenmore 3.8 cu.... | Answered on Oct 17, 2012


The pressure switch, also called the water level switch, is what control the amount of water goes in the machine, If your machine is constantly filling to the overflow point, then that is your problem. Now, if water is going in and the level is staying the same then your machine drain line is lower than the pump and your siphoning out the water as it goes in. Pull the drain up a little a that should fix the problem.

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/jason_4570d45317834dd3

Kenmore 3.8 cu.... | Answered on May 29, 2012


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Kenmore 3.8 cu.... | Answered on Nov 22, 2011


the f stands for fault and dl stands for door lock

Kenmore 3.8 cu.... | Answered on Nov 20, 2011

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