What would make the washer not drain or spin?
Any of these two may work please try
Draining the machine
1) Locate the drainage hose, pump and filter. Check your owner's manual for the description. If you cannot access these items easily from the outside of your machine you may have to call a repair person.
2)Disconnect the drain hose. Make sure the end has been open (and cut) and that there is nothing plugging it. If the end is closed, cut the end off. Remove any blockage and let the water drain into the bucket. If the hose is not blocked, or your model washing machine does not feature a drainage hose, proceed to Step Three.
3)Check the pump and filter. In some models this resides behind a flap in the back of a washing machine. Locate a small drain hose and disconnect to drain the water. Hoses located in this manner may cause the water to drain slowly. If it drains only in small drops or not at all you may have to take apart the pump to find the blockage.
4)Bail out the water using a small bucket.
other alternate would be
Most likely it is the lid switch. And you can't always tell just by looking at it.
Next guess would be the timer having bad contacts.
If it wants to spin but don't or barely moves, then it's the coupling that needs to be replaced.
What causes the lid switch to go bad is slamming/dropping the lid down or setting something heavy on top of the washer.
The washer is supposed to pump out the water first, then start spinning. It won't do that if the lid switch is bad.
Feb 06, 2011 |
Whirlpool Washing Machines