It can be a bit frustrating and confusing to have your Kenmore washer stop in mid-cycle. It can be frustrating when you have to start the process over again or stop it altogether, and can result in costly repairs if it continues to happen. Homeowners can resolve many reasons why a Kenmore washing machines stop mid-cycle.
We’ll discuss the most common causes Kenmore washing machines stop mid-cycle and offer the steps to fix it. We will help you troubleshoot the timer and examine the lock on your door to make sure your Kenmore washing machine is working as it should. We can assist you in fixing the Kenmore washing machine if it ceases to function during the middle of the cycle. Incoming Power Problem Be sure the power cord is not loose. To ensure uninterrupted electrical supply to your Kenmore washer, it has to be secured when plugged in.
Washing Machine Control Board
A Kenmore washing machine control board supplies voltage to nearly every one of the washer’s electrical components, a faulty board could cause the washer to stop mid-cycle. It is possible to check the board for signs of burning or a shorted-out part. You may also utilize a multimeter to check the power output terminals of the board after reviewing the wiring diagram of your appliance.
Washing Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly:
The Kenmore door lock locks the door of the washer to keep it closed during operation. After the Kenmore door to the washer is shut, the washer can begin operating. If the Kenmore washer door is not secured, the door switch prevents the Kenmore washer from functioning. The machine may stop mid-cycle if the lock fails. The door lock could fail either mechanically or electrically. Verify the door lock for any damage. Replace the door lock if broken or fails to latch properly.
Washing Machine Lid Switch Assembly:
The lid switch assembly prevents the washer from spinning while the lid is shut. The washer can stop in mid-cycle in the event that the lid switch assembly is in a state of deficiency. A multimeter can be used to test each lid switch for continuity. Replace the lid switch that has no continuity.
Insufficient water supply
Check that cold water is entering the tub. The Kenmore washer will not initiate the rinse cycle if the cold water supply is slow or is not able to reach the tub. This is usually caused by the water inlet valve being blocked, the main water supply valve shutting partially, or low water supply pressure from the home.
Washing Machine Water Inlet Vave
The valve to inlet water is opened during the rinse cycle to allow water to flow to the tub for washing. The washer waits for the water to flow through it, and if the valve fails, it will stop halfway through the cycle. A multimeter is a tool to verify the continuity of the valve that opens water. If the water inlet valve does not have continuity you should replace it. Washing machine drain pump The Kenmore washing machine drain pump is used to drain the tub of water. It pushes the water through an empty drain tube or pipe that leads to a laundry tub. A defective drain pump can cause the washer to stop in mid-cycle since water can be dumped multiple times out of the tub during a wash cycle. It is recommended to inspect the drain pump for obstructions in case there’s some water left in your tub after washing has stopped. It is also possible to use a multimeter to test the drain pump for continuity of the electrical circuit to help determine if the pump is functional or not.
Washing Machine Main Control Board
The control board in the main machine could be defective. However, the control board is usually not at fault for this symptom. Before replacing the main control board make sure you check all the parts that are more likely to fail.
Washing Machine Timer
The timer could be malfunctioning. If you suspect that the timer is defective, before replacing the timer, first look over all of the often defective parts. Check the wiring diagram of the washer in order to identify if the washer is in a state of deficiency. You can then make use of a multimeter for continuity testing. A Kenmore washing machine which is stopped mid-cycle can be frustrating, but it’s usually an easy solution. There are many ways to troubleshoot common issues like clogged filtering or door locks that aren’t working. Make sure you unplug your washing machine prior to attempting any repairs.
If you’re uncertain about any part of the procedure then go through the manual of the manufacturer or consult a professional assistance. With a little amount of patience and time, you can have your Kenmore washing machine working smoothly again, saving you the inconvenience of having to restart the cycle and the expense of repairs. Monitor your machine to see whether there are any issues and take the appropriate steps.