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Machine comes on intermittently

Basically the washing machine will run fine and then at some pont will decide to stop - ie the power light goes off. This occurs at no particular point. It sometimes can be re started by pushing the front panel or bagging the machine. It then continues on its merry old way. Sometimes stopping again and having to be banged etc. Thanks

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Re: Machine comes on intermittently

The intermitten defec is the most eassy or dificult defec becouse could be any were.. from the ac plug to the motor itself but try these... gentels nock to the timer... coulbe a carbon dirty contact in side the timer.. bend the ac cord and swing it around to look for broken cable... if some of these give you positeve result change it.... good luck

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Re: Machine comes on intermittently

More than likely it is a faulty door interlock. Banging the door is causing it to work again for a while but it will haave to be replaced.

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Re: Machine comes on intermittently

Check to see if contacts are secure from plug in wall to wherever. Caution plug must be pulled out from wall socket before checking.

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SOURCE: whirlpool calypso washing machine

Buy a new machine. We purchased ours from Sears 4 years ago, thank goodness we purchased the extended warranty, as Sears has been out numerous times to repair. In January 08, Sears replaced the pump only after they forced us to sign a waiver before they would even touch it, because my washing machine sits in a drain pan and they didn't install the drain pan. We signed the waiver (I need my washer) and the tech destroyed the drain pan and my my floor, basically she forced me to give her permission to do so. February 08 the extended warranty expired, June 08 the pump quit working again and Sears only warrantys part replacement for 90 days. BTW - the previous Whirlpool calypso model and Kenmore had a class action suit against them. Sounds like the newer models owners should do the same. Sears techs even told us to get rid of it. We bought a new one from Home Depot...

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SOURCE: Whirlpool AWO3761 stuck mid-cycle

The cycle doesn't advanceWhen the cycle doesn't advance, it's probably the timer or a cold-water supply problem:

  • It's the timer, if your washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the washer is in a spin cycle and the timer won't advance. Then you need to replace the timer.

  • It may be a cold-water supply problem, if the washing machine fills with water, agitates, drains, and spins, but then doesn't fill with rinse water. See There's no cold water.

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    SOURCE: washing machine starts, fills and then stops

    This problem is usually attributed to a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch is mounted under the washer top casing on the right hand side. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If the lid switch is broken, the following link explains the steps necessary to replace it:

    A replacement lid switch may be purchased on line at Just type in your model number and look under the "Top and Cabinet" heading for item number 11. The lid strike will be listed as item 20.

    If you do not wish to purchase parts on line, use the part numbers provided and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. These are standard parts they should have in their inventory.

    If you have questions, or if you require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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