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Washer stops mid cycle

Washer will stop washing in mid cycle. Sometimes I can get it to start again by raising the lid and then dropping it down hard. However, it is getting more difficult to make this work. I heard this could be a fuse problem? Any thoughts? thanks. whirlpool LSC5000PQ2 fills with water then stops, will start to fill again if I drain it using a wet vac

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  • rhaneyjr Jan 24, 2009

    found the switch but when i press it i can hear it click, but also sounds like and electrical short happeneing at the timer control
    related issue or seperate problem?

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First of all, unplug your washer. You will need to remove the console in order to get to the lid switch. The washer may have release tabs under the console at each front corner. Simply slide a putty knife straight in from the front at each corner and push in while lifting up. You should feel the release tabs push in and the console will pop up. If not equipped with this type of console, you may have a console that has removable end caps. They can be removed by gently prying up on the top of them from the rear on each side. You may have to use a small screwdriver for this. The caps should pop right off. Once removed, you will need to loosen a screw under each cap. Once you have the console loosened, carefully lift it up and lay it back over the rear panel of the washer in its resting position. Be careful not to damage the small plastic hinges that hold it in place. Now you will need to perform the following steps:

1. Under the console you will find the lid switch connector. Unplug the switch from the connector.

2. There will be two brass colored clips. You will need to remove these to remove the machine casing. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip. Push the screwdriver away from you while holding into the groove and the clip will release.

3. Open the lid of the washer and place your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash tub). Now pull the case from the frame by lifting from the back first.

You do not have to remove it all the way from the frame, just enough to gain access to the switch. All there is to the switch is a couple of screws holding it in and a ground wire. It's a pretty easy repair job. Some models will have the switch located on the right-hand side of the lid rim opening, while other models will have the switch located on the left-hand side near the lid hinge.

Once you've completed your switch installation, make sure you get the case back on the frame correctly by following these steps:

1. While looking down through the lid opening, place the front lip of the machine case UNDER the washer frame and start leaning it back onto the frame. There are four small cleats that must fit into four slots on the case or the washer will vibrate. Make sure the frame is seated properly, lean forward from the front of the washer, grasp both sides of the rear panel and pull towards the case. The rear panel should be seated and flush with the casing before inserting the retaining clips.

2. Insert the brass-colored clips into the slot on the washer rear panel first, and then push straight down into the opening on the top of the washer with some force. If you have the case seated correctly, the clips will snap back in.

3. Make sure you plug the connector from the console back into the lid switch receptacle BEFORE you reassemble the console. This is easy to forget.


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OK.. to the back left of your lid, under the top casing, by the hinge.. you have a hook metal bar that activate the lid switch.. hard to describe, but I'll do my best.. use left hand lift up on down on lid.. use right hand, reach under lid and find metal hook.. ok.. push up on lid and right hand push back on metal hook slightly(not to much).. now try closing lid and see if you heard clicking noises.. also, in the future try not to let the lid drop down, that will bend the hook.. hope you got it.. good luck...mike

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