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Whirlpool WTW4950XW Washer won't go past the sensing cycle.

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  • andra_myer
    andra_myer Jan 14, 2013

    It ended up being a penny stuck somewhere under an edge of the drum. Husband had to take machine apart to find the solution. Unfortunately, since he put it back together it is now considerably louder than it used to be.

  • B.H. Countryman Jan 15, 2013

    If every cabinet screw is in place and snug maybe you can isolate were the sound is coming from. If it's the tub area he might consider dismantling it again (always way easier and faster the second time.) Something may have not lined up just right or the penny pressing against the tub may have cocked the bearings from their seat. It happens to all of us more often than we'd admit. Usually when we dismantle it the second time we realize we missed a small detail somewhere along the line. For exploded views of your machine and lists of parts and prices and some manuals as well go here: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/parts-... Or here: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdir... Click on the thumbnails and they will reappear with parts that correspond to numbers in the exploded views.

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I was told to run the affresh cycle . that it would reset the sensing timer... it worked!

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It may be as simple as a defective door switch or even a clogged drain hose (the hose between the tub and drain pump. Here are some videos that may help you more than i can. This guy knows:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq7a3j7pFUM&playnext=1&list=PL5258B1D98A50745F

Posted on Jan 12, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: I have a wtw5600xw0 Whirlpool washer. When I press the start button the sensing light and lid lock lights turn on. Then after a few seconds the lid lock light goes off and the sensing light stays fl

Swich off the machine, try some WD40 on the door mechanism (on machine lock, not on the door) and open & shut for a minute or two. Then try the machine, spin only just to try.

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SOURCE: I think my washer was off balance drained, but did not start afterwards washer will start and start sensing then nothinf

What is the complete model number of your unit?

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