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My washing machine is a whirpool stylemaster model no. LXR9245EQ2 and it will not do anything besides put the water into it and it will only halfway drain. It does not agitate at all.

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Washing machines work based on the motor running, which turns a belt, which generally rotates the drum and agitator and the water pump. If the motor or belt are either one not operating correctly, then you won't have a spinning drum or agitator. If you can get the water to drain out, you'll be able to service it.

Some models have the belt and pulleys accessible from the bottom. Most older models require the top section to be popped off the bottom (usually a flat-head screwdriver works), and then the front panel removed for access to the motor, and anything not accessible from the bottom. The water pump is normally accessible from the rear of the unit.

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If the washer won't spin the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically.
Here is the switch to order.

The part comes with a 365 day, any part, any reason return.

Posted on Nov 07, 2012

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it sounds like the transmission is shot. Not knowing the cost of parts if you can replace the transmission yourself then yes it could be worth fixing however if you can't do the job yourself adding cost of parts and labor it may not be worth it

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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The symptoms you describe are typical of a lid switch failure. When a lid switch fails, the washer will fill, but stop at the spin cycle and will not drain. Sometimes it will fill, then stop. The switch is located under the washer top cabinet on the right hand side and is activated by a small plastic piece on the lid (called a "lid strike") through an opening along the right hand side of the casing next to the wash tub opening. First, make sure the lid strike is still intact on the lid. Next, open and close the lid and listen for a "clicking" sound. This is an indication that the lid strike is at least making contact with the switch. Then, check the two screws along the right side of the wash tub opening that hold the lid switch in place. Sometimes the screws come loose or fall out causing the switch to fail to contact the lid strike. In many cases, all that is required is to tighten these screws to realign the switch with the lid strike. If all these preliminary checks fail, the lid switch should eb replaced. The following link explains how:

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

If you require parts, go to searspartsdirect.com and type in the model number you provided. The lid switch will be listed under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item number 11. The lid strike is listed as item number 20.

Some other sites to view are repairclinic.com and appliancepartspros.com. Sometimes these sites offer better pricing on parts.

If you have questions, or if the diagnosis is incorrect, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: If the wash tub is full, you DO NOT have to empty to complete this repair. Once a defective switch is replaced, the washer will spin out and drain on its own.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Machine doesnot agitate or drain once filled with water

it sounds like a bad lid switch if it will not drain or spin,the switch controls that-mike

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Will not drain or go into spin cycle

Definetly the lid switch has been knocked out of place or has gone bad.

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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Sounds like you have a bad lid switch, or the plastic plunger on the lid that engages the lid switch is broke. if the plunger is broke, it is cheap, and only 2 screws to remove and put new one on. if that is not broke, check the lid switch. This model is a lid switch, and lid lock in one. You can test it before replacing it if you have a meter. you need to hinge the lid up to check and replace the lid switch. use a putty knife, on each side between the top and top of the front panel. slide the putty knife in one side, it will hit a bracket if your in the right spot. press in, and lift on that side of the top. do the same on other side, just don't let go of the first side or it will latch again. then swing the top back, the back side is on hinges. the lid switch is on the right side attached to the top. unplug washer, remove the 2 wires on the switch and check continuity. there should be continuity, or "open" when the lid is closed, and no continuity, or "closed" when you open the lid. if it is "closed" even when lid is closed, replace the lid switch. let me know if you have any further questions, shane.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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