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Spin cycle doesn't work on washing machine


If this is a top loader then check the lid switch. A common failure is the lid switch fails.
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Inspect the lid to make sure the plastic component "Lid Switch Actuator" Has not broken off from the lid. The actuator protrudes through the hole identified by the red arrow above and actuates the switch. A quick check is to listen for a distinct click as the lid closes.

No click no spin. With click if switch bad no spin. A qualified technician needs to replace the switch if bad. The lid removes easily of course power must be off by unplugging the washing machine.

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How to service a lid switch


The lid switch on a washer often serves as a safety switch. If the switch is not working, or if the switch opening in the lid is clogged with detergent, the machine will not run. To check and repair the lid switch:

- Unplug the machine. Clean out the lid switch port with a wood manicure stick or chopstick. Clean off any detergent buildup around the rim of the lid. Sometimes there's enough detergent encrusted on the metal to prevent the lid from closing tightly and keep the washer from operating.
- If cleaning doesn't help, remove the top of the cabinet to get at the switch. With the switch exposed, check the screws for looseness. Loose screws can cause the switch to move when the lid is closed or as the machine goes through its cycles. Check the terminals of the switch to make sure they're tight. Tighten the mounting screws after the switch is in alignment. -Test the switch with a VOM set to the RX1 scale. Disconnect the power leads to the switch terminals and clip one probe of the VOM to each terminal. Close the lid of the washer. If the meter reads zero, the switch is working. If not, the switch is faulty and should be replaced. - If necessary, replace the lid switch with a new one of the same type. Connect the new switch in exactly the same way the old one was connected.
- If the switch still doesn't work, it is probably misaligned. Realign the switch by repositioning the screws holding it in place, testing the switch as you go until it works properly.

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Washing machine stops on rinse on all cycles


this could be a timer problem, or the cold water may be shut off.....if it is advancing to the rinse point but not filling, then there may be a problem with the fill valve also. You may want to check the lid switch too, just to be sure it is making contact.From what you are describing it sounds like the problem with your washer could either be the lid switch or no cold water. However there are a number of other possibilities. I would recommend checking the lid switch first. Open the lid & you should see the lid switch actuator mounted on the lid. This is the probe that pushes in on the lid switch as you close the washer lid. Next you can check the lid switch. The lid switch is hidden under the top of the washer. You will see a small opening where the plunger comes down at & activates the lid switch. You should hear the switch click as the lid is being closed. You can also use a small non-metallic probe to push in on the lid switch. If the lid switch is not responding, you will need to replace the lid switch.Next you will need to check & make sure the cold water is turned on. You may want to turn the water off & take the cold water fill hose off of the back of the washer. Use a bucket & turn the water back on to check the incoming water pressure. If the water pressure checks good & the washer is not filling for rinse, you will need to replace the water valve.If you have good cold water supply & the lid switch checks okay you will need to access the inside of the machine to make more checks. Be sure to disconnect electrical power before attempting any repairs. Please resubmit your question if you need further assistance.Good Luck

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Have to slam lid so lid switch will make,where is the lid switch located


The lid switch is here:themobilian_773.jpgTo check it flip up the controls and unplug it's quick connectthemobilian_774.jpgThe connect has 3 wires, a green ground and two other wires, those two other wires go to the switch. Here is a video that show how to replace that lid switch:
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The display show dE after a few minutes run


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· Check wiring harness
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· Check circuit board Replace any parts that have failed any of these checks I.E lid switch ect .ect

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Top Loader stopped during spin cycle and now won't work


The lid switch cuts off power to the washer and will cause the washer to stop and not to start at all when it fails or when the lid switch strike breaks. Check the lid switch strike located on the middle right side of the lid. Replace the lids witch strike if it is broken with part number 3950298.

Push and hold the lid switch, using a screwdriver, through the hole on the right side recess of the top cover and start the washer. The lid switch actually clicks when activated.

Check the continuity of the lid switch when activated if the washer still doesn't start when the lid switch is pushed and held. Disconnect power to the washer prior to servicing to avoid the risk of electric shock.

Remove the screws at the front bottom corners of the console then slightly pull the console forward to clear the console tabs from the slots on the cabinet, and then flip the console to the rear of the washer.

Disconnect the wiring harness connecting the timer to the lid switch wiring harness connector on the cabinet then using an ohmmeter, check the continuity of the lid switch while it is being pushed. Set the ohmmeter to XR1 then touch the test leads to the right and left terminals of the lid switch connector. Replace the lid switch when the resistance reads open.

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My kenmore washing machine will not enter into the last cycle and will not rinse out. Silly as it may seem banging on top of the machine with the lid closed sometimes gets the machine to start again and...


Hi, check lid switch, open lid, check carefully locate lid switch, or lift top of machine, get access to lid switch, could be broken or faulty, also check all wiring harnesses, there could be loose connection, check timer connections, all other connection, but first check your lid switch. when you lift lid, look for small slot, on machine around area lid covers, use something to press and release lid switch, preferable something non conductive, i use a small screwdriver. it could be just broken / faulty lid switch, or loose connection, you can check yourself, or let someone check for you, that's no big deal, always switch off power, before doing any repairs. good luck.

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My kenmore 90 series is agitating but not draining the water or spining


Check the lid switch. The lid switch will be located on the machine top where the lid closes. It may be a plunger on the lid that activates the switch or a white plastic flat piece where the lids sets. Either scenario can be checked by jumping out the lid switch. Disconnect the power. Lift the lid. Use alligator clips to connect the two terminals. Plug in the machine. Select spin. If, the machine operates you have a bad lid switch.

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Says lid and won't work


Check the lid switch... sometimes if something heavy or someone sits on the lid, it can tweak it just enough so the lid switch loses contact and will keep the machine from turning on. You can sometimes bend the lid back. Check the lid switch by sticking a credit card between the lid and the switch with the lid closed... does that solve it? let me know.. KEN

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Washer does not want to start spin cycle


Check your lid switch. This is a common failure with this model washer and it is a simple repair. If you open and close the lid, you should hear a distinctive "clicking" sound as the lid switch is activated when the lid closes. If you hear no sound, you need to check the following:

Some washers have the lid switch under the right-hand side of the wash tub opening and is activated through a small slot on the wash tub casing rim by a small plastic piece on the lid called a lid strike. If this is the type you have, make sure the lid strike is still intact or the switch will not activate. Check the two mounting screws next to the slot and make sure they are present and tight. These are the mounting screws that hold the lid switch in place. If they come loose it can prevent the switch from activating.

Newer models have the lid switch mounted under the washer casing in the left-hand rear adjacent to the left washer lid hinge. The switch is activated by a rod on the lid hinge. Sometimes a simple adjustment of this rod can correct contact problems.

If you make all these preliminary checks and the switch still does not work, replace it. The following link will give you step-by-step instructions on how to replace the switch:

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

Let me know if you require further assistance or part sources. I hope this helps you.

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