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Re: wash cycle doesnt spin, spin cycle spins, but doesnt...
It appears your timer has failed in this instance.
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see the next steps and use the common sense: God bless you When the cycle doesn't advance, it's probably the timer or a cold-water supply problem:It's
the timer, if your washing machine fills with water and begins
agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the washer is in a spin
cycle and the timer won't advance. Then you need to replace the timer. It
may be a cold-water supply problem, if the washing machine fills with
water, agitates, drains, and spins, but then doesn't fill with rinse
water. See There's no cold water.
if the machine basically stops after the wash cycle, but prior to the rinse/spin cycle and won't do anything, yet when you move the timer into the rinse cycle it will fill with water as per normal, and again when it hits spin it stops.. then you have a bad lid switch, the lid switch can be accessed by sliding a putty knife between the top and front of the unit about 2 or 3 inches in from the corners and pushing in, there are hidden spring releases there that will allow you to pull the top of the front panel out, then lift if off its supports on the bottom, the top of the unit that has the lid switch can be raised by removing several screws from the brackets of the top. the part number for the lid switch is WH12X1043 $16 - $29.. good luck, have fun.
Your washer has a lid switch. If the switch is broken the washer will not spin. The pump is mounted on the motor. In the wash cycle the pumps turns counterclockwise. In the spin cycle the pump turns clockwise, forcing the water out of the machine. So if that lidswitch is dead then she won't pump OR spin. This video shows how to get into your machine and the next one shows how to replace the lid switch Use this GUIDE to help you
if it's a top-loader, then the water level sensor is probably failed! if an older machine- there's a plastic tube (which you can't see from the outside) that measures the column of water in the tub of your machine, and triggers the agitate and spin, and rinse cycles of your machine. when it's in wash cycle the water level is lower, then it spins and drains and the rinse cycle pumps in more water (makes sense!), then drains & spins, then re-rinses at the same water level. your water level sensor is defective, probably. allowing it to over-fill. it detects the water level as 'spin' and doesn't agitate! my theory- no guaranty! if it's old get a new washer or a good used one! this is not a problem i've encountered, just a guess. good luck!
Try to Open the safety compartment using a screwdriver under the wash machine in the front. Then open the big white knodb this will cause the wate to drain out which is fine. Then clean this out. Usually you will find coins and stuff here from years of operations from pockets. clear these out and your problem maybe fixed. worked for us
Cant understand how the machine will revolve on the 'spin cycle' & yet you can hear the motor on the 'wash cycle' but yet it doesnt revolve!!
Nomally if the water fills, & the tub revolves without the programmer advancing, its because the heater is not working. ie faulty thermostat, heat element, or maybe a wire burned off in the 'heater circuit'. Check if you have 240 volts at both ends of the heat element, with a meter or 240 volt bulb
!! BE CAREFUL OF 240VOLTS!!