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Re: Roper Wash Machine Model # RAS8333RQ4
Check the switch under the door , it could be damaged , check with a multimeter at OHMS setting , if there any reading then switch is OK , if not try to clean it up with tuner cleaner , you can purchased at RADIO SHACK.
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The amount of creasing you will get is directly related to the speed you select for the final spin dry cycle and the spin after the first wash cycle which occurs prior to the rinse cycle. The higher the speed and the longer it goes for the more the clothes will crease.
Experiment with different spin speeds on your machine for clothing that is subject to the creasing problem. Also do not put too many items in the machine for a wash as many people do as this will contribute to creasing. Always under load your machine for every wash cycle.
Spin drying is a compromise between creasing and maximum water removal. If you want less creasing you will need to select a more gentle spin dry speed but you will also have the clothes coming out of the machine with a higher water content and they will take a bit longer to dry. The spin time on the program may also be shorter.
In my own machines I use a gentle wash and spin cycle for all clothing that I don't want heavily creased. Running it on a wash cycle with a high and longer spin speed when the machine is spinning the clothes after the initial wash, and then again after the final rinse, will thoroughly crease the clothes every time.
Also bear in mind that different fabrics that are suitable for machine washing will perform differently and some are just too subject to creasing even if you use the most gentle wash, rinse and spin cycle. Hence you can take 2 different 100% cotton fabrics out of a machine and hang them to dry and one will be almost crease free and the other will be thoroughly creased. With these fabrics that are just very subject to wash creasing, it is better to hand wash and rinse them. Then after rinsing drip dry them or put them in the machine and spin them for 1 -2 minutes maximum just to get some of the water out and hang dry them.
Are you sure the machine is not overfilling? next step after filling would be water heating - sounds like a water heating problem if machine spins and drains ok. Maybe a coin in the wash has punctured the element? water heater can be test for insulation / continuity if you have a high voltage tester, or remove it and examine if not by releasing the nut and pulling firmly. If it is scaled, holed or black replacement will be needed. Sometimes socks or clothing stuck on the heater cause localised overheating that will make it fail.
If the pump is clogged and can't release all the water it won't go into final high spin. Remove lower cover and locate coin catch and unscrew it. Water will come out, so be ready. If it's full of stuff, this is probably the problem.
I am having the exact same problem with the same brand machine. I put in a load of clothes to soak till the morning, but in the morning, the washing machine would only fill, spin, and drain. The agitator would not wash the clothes, so they came out with the soap of course still crusted in.
If the washer fills up with water and you hear the motor running but the agitator doesn’t move, the agitator coupling is the most likely problem. First pump the water out by turning the timer to spin. Once the water is out, turn the washer off. Now pull up on the agitator until it comes off (it may be hard to pull off). Now that the agitator is off, you can see the agitator coupling, reach down and try to turn the coupling. If the coupling turns freely, it is striped out and needs to be replaced.