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Kenmore Washer Won't Start


The 3 most common part(s) or condition(s) which contribute to the symptom Washer won't start are listed below. Check or test each item and watch any available videos. If you are still unable to solve the problem you may need to do additional research and troubleshooting. Remember, with our 365 Days. Period.® return policy you can return any part for any reason. So, go ahead and buy it to try it. No other parts retailer offers this unconditional return policy.

For the symptom you selected, these are the most common parts or causes, ordered by the likelihood of fixing the symptom.

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Timer - Part # 768229 Mfg Part # 131800500


RepairClinic Item # 768229

If the washer won't start the timer might be defective. This part is often misdiagnosed, check other components before replacing this timer.

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Other Causes and Conditions

Incoming Power Problem

If the washer won't start check to see if there is power at the electrical outlet which the washer is plugged into. Plug a lamp or radio into the outlet to check it. If the outlet is dead, check the circuit breakers or fuses for the home.

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Power Cord - Part # 1154897 Mfg Part # 134501000

Power Cord

RepairClinic Item # 1154897

If the washer won't start, check to be sure there is power to the electrical outlet for the home. If that is OK, the power cord itself might be defective. This is rare. You can check the power cord with an Ohm meter for continuity.

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