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My kenmore washer starts and begins to engage but then sto

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my kenmore washer starts and begins to engage for about 1 second but then stops.  once it is stopped the 'Lid Lock' light blinks even after the machine is off.  the lid does indeed lock.  the machine made a slight plastic grinding noise prior to problems.

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Medic replied 2 years ago.
Welcome and thank you for your question. I will be the professional that will be assisting you.
Hi, two things normally cause this issue. The belt has slipped off the pulley or the actuator is bad. Tip the machine back and look at the belt. The pulley is known for coming off and causes the belt to fall off. If the belt and pulley are fine, the actuator must be toast. The actuator is what moves the transmission from wash to spin. They have been known to cause issues like this. You can purchase the actuator from the link below or any local appliance parts house.
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