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My washing machine will fill with water and agitate but will not drain to move through rest of cycles.

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If this is a Whirlpool, Kenmore, Estate, or Roper model washer this is a common symptom of a lid switch malfunction. A lid switch is a very simple and inexpensive fix. The following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

In many cases a simple inspection of the lid switch is all it takes to fix it. It could be loose or not making proper contact. Check the mounting screws that hold the switch in place, first. If the screws are loose or missing, that may be all this required to get the switch to line up correctly with the lid strike (if equipped). NOTE: Some washers have a lid switch that is located under the washer rim near the left or right lid hinge. The lid strike is a small plastic piece that is physically mounted to the washer lid. The strike activates the switch through a slot as the lid closes. If the lid strike is broken or missing, this will also cause the same symptoms. If your washer has the other type of lid switch that I described, you can sometimes adjust the hinge rod that activates it by bending it slightly.

You can find replacement parts at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in the the model number and you can usually locate what you need under the "Top and Cabinet" heading. A replacement switch generally costs in the neighborhood of $25-$35. A rather inexpensive fix, for what may appear to be a big problem.

I hope you find this information helpful. If you still have questions, please post back with your brand and COMPLETE model number, so I will be abole to assist you further.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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