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Troubleshooting - Kenmore 2600 010 Use & Care Manual

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If you experience
Vibration or Off-Balance
Feet may not be in contact with the
Check the following for
floor and locked.
proper installation or
see "Using Your
Washer" section.
Washer may not be level.
Load could be unbalanced.
Clicking or metallic
Objects caught in washer drain
Washer may be draining water.
Gurgling or humming
Water Leaks
Check the following for
Washer not level.
proper installation:
Fill hoses not attached tightly.
Fill hose washers
Drain hose connection
Check household plumbing for leaks
or clogged sink or drain.
Washer not loaded properly.
Washer not performing as expected
Load not completely covered
Not enough water
in water.
in washer
Washer won't run
Check for proper water supply.
or fill, washer stops


First try the solutions suggested here
for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call.
Possible Causes
Front and rear feet must be in firm contact with floor, and
washer must be level to operate properly. Jam nuts must be tight
against the bottom of the cabinet.
Check floor for flexing or sagging. If flooring is uneven, a 3/4"
(19 mm) piece of plywood under your washer will reduce sound.
See "Level the Washer" in Installation Instructions.
Load dry items in loose heaps evenly around basket wall.
Adding wet items to washer or adding more water to basket could
unbalance washer.
Wash smaller loads to reduce imbalance.
Use Bulky cycle for oversized, non-absorbent items such as
comforters or poly-filled jackets.
See "Cycle Guide" and "Using Your Washer" in this Use and
Care Guide.
Empty pockets before washing. Loose items such as coins
could fall between basket and tub or may block pump.
It may be necessary to call for service to remove items.
It is normal to hear metal items on clothing such as metal snaps,
buckles, or zippers touch against the stainless steel basket.
It is normal to hear the pump making a continuous humming
sound with periodic gurgling or surging as final amounts of water
are removed during the Spin/Drain cycles.
Water may splash off basket if washer is not level.
Tighten fill-hose connection.
Are all four fill hose flat washers properly seated?
Pull drain hose from washer cabinet and properly secure it to
drainpipe or laundry tub.
Water can back up out of a clogged sink or drainpipe. Check
all household plumbing for leaks (laundry tubs, drain pipe, water
pipes, and faucets.)
Unbalanced loading can cause basket to be out of alignment
and cause water to splash off tub. See "Using Your Washer"
for loading instructions.
This is normal operation for an HE low-water washer. The load will
not be completely underwater. The washer senses load sizes and
adds correct amount of water for optimal cleaning. See "What's
New under the Lid."
IMPORTANT: Do not add more water to washer. The added water
lifts the load off the washplate, resulting in less cleaning.
Both hoses must be attached and have water flowing to
inlet valve.
Both Hot and Cold water faucets must be turned on.
Check that inlet valve screens have not become clogged.
Check for any kinks in inlet hoses, which can restrict water flow.

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