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Kenmore Washer Major Issues

Kenmore Washer Control Panel Malfunctions

Control panel malfunctions in a Kenmore washer can be frustrating, as they can disrupt the operation of the appliance. Here are some common control panel issues in Kenmore washers and possible solutions:

  1. Unresponsiveness: If the control panel is completely unresponsive, first check to ensure the washer is properly plugged in and that there is power to the outlet. Try resetting the circuit breaker or replacing a blown fuse if needed. If the panel remains unresponsive, it may indicate a problem with the control board or the control panel itself, and you may need professional repair.
  2. Inaccurate Display: If the control panel displays incorrect information or settings, it could be a software or control board issue. Try unplugging the washer for a few minutes and then plugging it back in to perform a soft reset. If the problem persists, professional assistance may be needed to reprogram or replace the control board.
  3. Buttons Not Working: When specific buttons or settings on the control panel are unresponsive, this might be due to debris or moisture. Carefully clean the control panel to ensure there’s no obstruction. If cleaning doesn’t work, a technician can check for loose or damaged connections.
  4. Difficulty Selecting Options: If you have trouble selecting options or cycles on the control panel, this could indicate a problem with the user interface or the control knob. Cleaning around the buttons and knob may help, but if the issue persists, a technician may need to replace the control interface.
  5. Control Lock Activation: Sometimes, the control lock feature can be enabled accidentally, preventing any changes to settings. Consult your user manual on how to disable the control lock feature.
  6. Intermittent Issues: If the control panel problems come and go or appear sporadically, this could be due to loose wiring or connections. Check the internal connections or seek professional help to diagnose and fix the issue.

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