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How To Fix A Kenmore Elite Washer Model 796.29002000 That Won't Turn On

Appliance Overview
Brand: Kenmore Elite
Model Number: 796.29002000
Appliance Type: Washer

Appliance type: Washing machine
The Kenmore Elite 796.2900 is a top
loading washing machine.
This model features a digital display, control panel, and main electronic control board.

Common Issue: - The Kenmore Elite Washer 796.29002000 does not power on. - The display does not light up or respond when attempting to start the washer.

Repair Advice:

If the display does not light up and the washer does not respond when attempting to start, follow these steps:

Check the power supply: Ensure the washer is properly plugged into a functioning power outlet.

Verify the circuit: Test the outlet with a different appliance or lamp to confirm it is receiving power. If the receptacle is functioning, and the washer still does not power on, it may indicate a faulty main control board.

Replace the main control board.

How To Replace The Main Control Board On Kenmore Washer Model Number 796.29002000

Replacing the main control board on an LG built Kenmore top load washer is a task that requires caution and attention to detail. Before beginning, ensure the washer is unplugged from the power source to prevent any electrical hazards. It's advisable to also turn off the water supply to the washer.

Start by removing the top panel of the washer. This is typically secured with screws at the back, which can be removed using a screwdriver. Once the screws are out, slide the panel backward and lift it off. The main control board is usually located at the top, towards the rear of the washer. Carefully disconnect all the wiring harnesses connected to the control board. It's important to note the positioning and routing of each connector for accurate reassembly.

After disconnecting the wires, remove any screws securing the control board to the washer. Gently lift out the old board, and then position the new control board in place. Secure it with the screws you previously removed. Reconnect all the wiring harnesses to the new control board, ensuring each connector is firmly in place and in the correct position as noted earlier.

Once the new board is installed and all connections are double-checked for security, replace the top panel of the washer and secure it with the screws. Plug the washer back into the power source and turn on the water supply. Test the washer for a cycle to ensure the new control board is functioning correctly. If any error codes or issues persist, consult the washer's service manual or contact a professional technician for further assistance.

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