Kenmore Washing Machine Will Not Start [4 Quick Solutions]

If your Kenmore washing machine will not start, this easy-to-follow guide will provide steps on how to handle the issue…

Kenmore Washing Machine Will Not Start — How To Fix

If your Kenmore washing machine will not start, the following are possible causes of this issue…

1. Power Supply Is Turned Off

If your washing machine will not start, the first thing to do is check to ensure that the power supply is turned on. Also check the circuit breaker to ensure it hasn’t tripped.

2. Faulty Door Switch

As a safety precaution, most washing machines won’t start a cycle unless the door is locked. If your machine’s door isn’t locking, read this article: Kenmore Washing Machine Door.

3. Burnt Power Cord

Your washing machine will not be able to start if the power cord is burnt. Follow the steps below to replace a damaged power cord in your Kenmore washing machine…

Front Loaders

Replace a burnt power cord in your front loader Kenmore washing machine by following the steps below…

Step 1. Disconnect the damaged power cord from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Loosen the nuts securing the top panel to the machine using a Philips screwdriver. Slide the panel backwards a few inches, then lift it off the machine.

Step 3. Disconnect the power cord’s wire connector from the noise filter at the back of the cabinet.

Step 4. Use your Philips screwdriver to loosen the bolt securing the grounding wire to the cabinet. Rotate the power cord strain relief, then pull the cord out of the machine.

Step 5. Discard the old power cord, then prepare the new one for installation. Pass the connector and grounding wire of the new cord through the opening at the back of the machine.

Step 6. Plug the power cord connector into the noise filter. Secure the grounding wire by applying the Philips screw.

Step 7. Mount the top panel on the cabinet, then push it forwards. Secure the panel by applying the Philips screws at the back.

Step 8. Plug the new power cord into the outlet, then try turning the machine on to ensure that the issue has been fixed.

Top Loaders

Replace a damaged power cord in your top loader Kenmore washing machine by following the steps below…

Step 1. Disconnect the damaged power cord from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Use a Philips screwdriver to loosen the bolts securing the cover to the control panel. Pry the cover off the panel and set it aside.

Step 3. Lift the control panel base off the mount, then set it face-down on the cabinet.

Step 4. Take out the nuts securing the noise filter to the cabinet. Pry the filter out of place, then disconnect the power cord wire connector.

Step 5. Use your Philips screwdriver to loosen the bolt securing the power cord grounding wire. Pull the power cord out of the cabinet and discard it.

Step 6. Prepare the new washing machine power cord for installation by unpacking it. Plug the connector of the new cord into the noise filter.

Step 7. Place the power cord grounding wire on the cabinet, then tighten the Philips screw to secure it.

Step 8. Snap the noise filter into place, then secure it by applying the bolts. Lift the control panel and snap the base back into the cabinet.

Step 9. Place the cover on the control panel, then tighten the bolts. Plug the new power cord into the outlet, then try turning the machine on to ensure that the issue has been fixed.

4. Failed Noise Filter

If the noise filter in your Kenmore washing machine gets burnt, the appliance will not start. Follow the steps below to replace this part…

Front Loaders

Do the following to replace a burnt noise filter in your front Kenmore washing machine…

Step 1. Prevent any chances of electrocution by disconnecting the machine from the power outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Loosen the nuts at the back of the machine securing the top panel (use a Philips screwdriver. Slide the panel backwards a few inches, then lift it off the cabinet.

Step 3. Disconnect the wire harnesses attached to the noise filter at the back of the cabinet. Pry the noise filter tab off the cabinet. Slide the filter to the side, then take it out of the machine.

Step 4. Discard the old noise filter, then prepare the new one for installation by unpacking it.

Step 5. Snap the new noise filter onto the cabinet. Plug each wire harness into its appropriate terminal on the new filter.

Step 6. Mount the top panel on the cabinet, then slide it forwards. Apply the bolts at the back of the panel using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 7. Plug your washer’s power cord into the outlet, then try turning the machine on to ensure that the issue has been fixed.

Top Loaders

Replace a damaged noise filter in your top loader Kenmore washing machine by following the steps below…

Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrocution, ensure that your machine is disconnected from the power outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the bolts securing the cover to the control panel. Pry the cover off the panel and set it aside.

Step 3. Lift the control panel and detach the base from the cabinet mount. Set the panel face-down on the cabinet.

Step 4. Using your screwdriver, loosen the nut securing the noise filter to the cabinet. Pry the filter out of place.

Step 5. Detach the wire harnesses connected to the filter, then set it aside. Prepare the new noise filter for installation by unpacking it.

Step 6. Plug each wire harness into its appropriate terminal on the new noise filter. Snap the filter onto the cabinet, then apply the bolts to secure it.

Step 7. Lift the control panel assembly, then snap the base into the cabinet mount. Place the rear cover on the control panel, then apply the nuts.

Step 8. Plug the power cord back into the power outlet. Try turning the machine on to ensure that the issue has been fixed.

The steps in this article also apply to the following: Kenmore washing machine won’t turn on, and Kenmore washing machine won’t start just clicks.