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Washer stops after agitation, open and close lid and it continues

Hi guys, have a Whirlpool LLR9245DQO that does fine until it gets to the end of the first agitation cycle, it does a quick start to empty for the next cycle, then stops. When I open and close the lid, twice, it then continues. Sometimes have to do that a few times for it to kick in. Not sure if it is a lid switch or the timer. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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  • Sharon Strippoli Feb 04, 2009

    Ok, I will order the lid switch and repair manual and let you know! thanks.

  • Sharon Strippoli Apr 26, 2009

    Finally got around to ordering this part and putting it in this morning. Manual says I needed an Ohmmeter for this job, but just replaced the part, put the body back together and worked like a charm.



    thanks Onthejob5130!

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Defective lid switch...

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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    keep me posted onthejob

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