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Washer will not drain water or go into rinse and spin cycle

Model number for above washer is LSC8245AWO. The machine goes through the wash cycle and stops. It fills with water, washes and agitates the clothes. The wash water will not drain. The rinse and spin cycles do not work. I tried changing the timer with what I think is a new timer. The lid switch is broken.

I own the Do It Yourself repair manual for the washer, part number LIT4313896 REV. D. At page 35 problem 9 Water does not drain from washer: drain hose is not kinked, not too much suds, drain height is ok, no plugged drain hose, UNSURE ABOUT THE PUMP, lid switch broken, found no loose terminal or broken wire in wire harness.

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  • pokney Oct 06, 2008

    This machine is a Whirlpool automatic washer direct drive model number LSC8245AWO. I tried the new time but the this did not solve the problem. However, the new timer may not have been a new timer...I am not sure about it being a new timer. POKNEY

  • pokney Oct 06, 2008

    It is a top load Whirlpool washer super size. POKNEY

  • pokney Oct 15, 2008

    Mastermind 10 thks for the suggestions...try them out this weekend 101808. pokney

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First thin I would try is to check your thermal fuse for continuity. Its located on the tunnel that incases the heasting element.

Try putting the machine into diagnostic mode. If it won't enter diagnostic mode, then you need to replace the main control board.

You also want to check the drain hose, the end of the hose is tapperd and tends to collect lint. Run a coat hanger up the hose and see if you can fish something out also check that belt.

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    mohammed marika thambi Oct 06, 2008

    no magic to it, but double check your wire harness and make sure it is
    plugged in all the way. it is sometimes easier to plug the harness in
    before mounting the timer to the control panel.


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Have you replaced the broken lid switch or not?

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Check out this link
www.applianceaid.com

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  • mastermind10 Oct 06, 2008

    Washer wont run or spin...check the lid switch and lid switch wires first, Picture. Make sure the lid switch "clicks" and you should test it with a ohm meter. The timer is suppose to allow a "pause" before the machine can switch into pump and spin. If the timer misses this pause, the washer may not spin = new timer time. For some "how to test" for a no spin problem, please see here. Burnt wire ( esp at the motor ) can stop the washer from running. The start capacitor can prevent the motor from running, the start capacitor can be beside the motor, or up in the consol area. How to ohm meter test a capacitor.

    Bad cord or house fuse, try a radio in the washer power outlet to make sure it is live.

  • mastermind10 Oct 06, 2008

    for the pictures as where to look just click this link

    http://www.applianceaid.com/images/lwawp...

  • mastermind10 Oct 06, 2008

    how to check if the timer is fitted corectly

    Timer wont advance... Locate the 2 small black wires going to the timer motor, check these with the washer running for 120 volts. Power there and the timer won't advance = a bad timer.

  • mastermind10 Oct 06, 2008

    if misses the cycles then check this

    Missing cycles or timer stalls in middle of cycle...often this is a timer contact problem, remove power, access the timer and remove metal or plastic cover. Look for blackened or burnt contacts. If the timer contacts are pitted black or burnt, replace the timer. If you have to "wiggle" the timer knob to make the washer work, this is another timer problem, new timer time. New picture of a timer with a burnt contact is here. If your timer is moving part way through the cycle and then is stopping in certain parts, this link here may help you out.

  • mastermind10 Oct 06, 2008

    for the picture of the burnt contact just click here to check

    http://www.applianceaid.com/newpics/burn...

  • mastermind10 Oct 06, 2008

    whirlpool lid switches ....are failing in a strange way. The switch can be ohmed and will check ok, switch will make a "click" noise if you push a screwdriver down the hole to activate it, the switch body is not cracked or broken....but the switch is BAD!!

    The internal workings of the switch has lost it's "value" and has weakened....means the switch must be pushed all the way down to activate it rather than being pushed about 1/2 down to activate the switch normally. When the washer lid is closed, the lid probe goes down through the hole but can no longer push far enough to activate the switch. I have changed about many of these in the last year for this problem.

    Related links:
    ~ Accessing the lid switch on a direct drive washer
    ~ How to by-pass a lid switch for testing the washer

  • mastermind10 Oct 06, 2008

    Sometimes something works it's way into the pump assembly, this will make a clicking or scraping noise. When the motor drive coupler starts to wear down, the washer may also become noisy. Loose tub nut and drive block will be noisy in the spin only. See how to take apart info.



    just click on this blue lines for brief description

  • mastermind10 Oct 06, 2008

    Whirlpool direct drive washer- useful parts breakdowns.
    One the base.....

    Two the clutch.....

    Three the tub.....

    Four the top.....

    Five the brake assembly.....

    Six the transmission/gearbox.....



    just click on this blue lines for brief description

  • mastermind10 Oct 06, 2008

    if still any doubt feel free to contact.

  • mastermind10 Oct 06, 2008

    keep us updated for further queries.

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