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Washing machine trouble

Washer fills with water but the agitate cycle does not start. sometimes changing the water level will make it start, sometimes opening and closing the lid will make it start.

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I have the same washer and the same thing happened where the agitate didn't start.  It turns out the lid was pushed in (down) and once we popped the lid out (up) and closed it, the agitate cycle started again.

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

Re: washing machine trouble

Lubricate the spinning shaft outside the main motor where the belt is located may work, also try spinning back and forth the thing center inside the washing bowl with your hand but make sure the machine is unpluggged.

Posted on Jul 26, 2007

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Re: washing machine trouble

It sounds as if your lid switch is out of position. in the past depending on the model i have taped a penny or two to the top of the switch so the plunger makes contact

Posted on Jul 22, 2007

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However, when it is only the switch the mashine usually completes the cycle, but with less water than normal.

A possibilty is that either the timer is faulty or there is a problem with the water supply.

Check that water is coming from water supply with regular pressure, and that hoses back there are not obstructed.

More likely you will have to replace the timer.

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"When the cycle doesn't advance, it's probably the timer or a cold-water supply problem:

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