Question about Washing Machines
Washer completed washing but when it got to the spin cycle it wouldn't start now the washer is full of water and clothes. How do we get the water out?
If this is a Whirlpool, Estate, Roper, or Kenmore model Top Loader, the problem is a lid switch malfunction. This is the most common symptom when the lid switch fails. The washer will either fill normally, then stop. Or, it will fill, agitate, then when it gets to the spin cycle, it will stop. If these match the symptoms you are experiencing, please post back and let me know. I can assist you and explain how to repair this problem. This is an inexpensive repair that anyone can accomplish with a little guidance. I have step-by-step instructions posted under the "Tips and Tricks" section of my profile.
Please provide as much information as possible when posting questions, as all washers are not alike and symptoms differ between models. This makes it much easier for us to provide you with the proper diagnosis. Let me know if you need my assistance.
PS You do not need to drain the wash tub to repalce a defective lid switch. The washer will drain on its own if the switch is replaced. In the interim, I can also give you advice on how to by-pass the lid switch as a temporary means of draining the washer.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2008
The clothes are wet after spinning
When the clothes are wet at the end of a cycle, check these:
Motor coupler To test the motor coupler, re-start the washer in its spin cycle. Let the machine run for a minute, and then open the lid and notice whether the tub is spinning:
Alternatively, there could be clothes caught between the inner and outer tubs. Read the "It spins but won't pump" section of the "It won't drain" section. Also, there could be other things that cause friction on the drive train. Seek the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician.
Siphoning If the water that pumps from the machine goes right back into the machine after the spin cycle, it may be because your washer is siphoning the water from a laundry tub with a slow drain, back into the washer. Try to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is there something stuck in the drain?) Also, be sure the drain hose doesn't reach more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub. If it does, cut off the excess.
Water-inlet valve Water-inlet valves eventually fail. One problem that may develop with a water-inlet valve is that it can no longer completely shut off when the electricity is turned off to it. Then, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub--you may notice that your washer has water in it when you haven't used it for a few days. To fix this, replace the valve.
Posted on May 08, 2009
OK, what you are experiencing is a timer mechanism fault. the timer motor is malfunctioning. anytime you have to manually advance the timer knob, this will signal a fault within the control mech. this is easily fixed by, replacing the timer control module. i will place a link to the actual part needed to fix this issue. you can also purchase this timer on line at this site if you wish.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
The washer has a spin tube that goes from the top of the transmission to the top of the wash tube. On the bottom of the spin tune there are friction pads that drop down onto a spinning plate on the top of the transmission when the washer is supposed to spin. Most of the time when you experience problems like you stated those pads have worn down to the point that the spin tuibe assy must be replaced. There is a remote possibility that your drain line is kinked or that the drain pump has failed. Based on these assumptions, if your unit is otherwise in good condition it is worth the effort to have it repaired. I hope this was helpful information.
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
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Posted on May 09, 2011
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