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Washer fills to level but does not go to wash cycle.

I would also have to turn the water level switch to the right to reset it. After draining the water out of it the unit will hum.
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  • troy_addicks Feb 13, 2009

    The unit will not even drain!!! As soon as the washer is filled nothing else happens. Thanks

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There is a coupler that connects the motor to the transmission and I think this is broken on your machine. The symptoms are it will fill and drain but not spin or agitates the clothing. Is this your symptoms? If your coupler is broken, part number is 285753 and this should resolve your problem. Let me know if I can help further....

aiting to hear from you,
Eric Campion

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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    I am sorry.....New to this forum and for some reason I do not see all the past responses. Check the lid switch. After filling, the lid must be closed for the unit to function. If the lid switch is broken or defective internally, your machine thinks the lid switch is open and will not operate. Check this and let me know what you find.



    Waiting to hear from you,

    Eric Campion

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Unit acts like it has received water then continues to cycle as if it hasn't, no water is pumped???


Symptom Check
Click on underlined items for further information Washer does not work and makes no noise Washer does not work but it does make noise No water is entering the wash tub
- or no hot water
- or no cold water The water fills the wash tub too slowly The tub does not fill with enough water
  • Test the water level switch
  • Check that the drain hose is positioned roughly as high as the top of the inner tub
The water overflows the wash tub Water drains out during the wash or rinse cycle
  • Check the drain control lever
  • Test the drain control coils
  • Check the cam bar
  • Test the timer control
Wrong temperature of water is used
  • Water supply hoses may be reversed
  • Hot or cold water supply valve may be turned off
  • Water supply hose may be kinked
  • Check water inlet valve
Water drains out while it is filling
  • Check the drain hose, it should be at least as high as the top of the wash tub, about 38 inches.
  • The drain hose must sit loosely in the house drain. Do not seal the air gap around the drain hose or a siphon will occur.
  • Check the drain control lever
  • Test the drain control coils
  • Check the cam bar
Water drips into the wash tub when the washer is off Water does not drain out of the wash tub Water is leaking onto the ground
  • Inspect the water supply connections
  • Inspect the drain hose
  • Inspect the water pump
  • Inspect outer tub for cracks or corrosion
  • Inspect the tub seal
  • Inspect the tub bearing
Agitator does not move Agitator movement is weak or moves in only one direction
  • Inspect the agitator
  • Inspect the motor coupler
  • Inspect the drive belt (belt drive only)
  • Inspect under the washer for soot (clutch)
  • Test the motor
  • Inspect the pulley
  • Test the transmission
  • Inspect the pump coupling
Drum does not spin
  • Test the lid switch
  • Test the timer control
  • Test the centrifugal switch
  • Test the water level switch
  • Inspect the motor coupler
  • Inspect the drive belt (belt drive only)
  • Inspect under the washer for soot (clutch)
  • Test the motor
  • Inspect the pulley
  • Test the transmission
Clothes are too wet after spin cycle This may be a spin problem or a drain problem
Drain:
  • Make sure the drain line is clear
  • Check the drain hose for a partial blockage
  • Inspect the water pump
Spin:
  • Test the lid switch
  • Test the timer control
  • Test the centrifugal switch
  • Test the water level switch
  • Inspect the motor coupler
  • Inspect the drive belt (belt drive only)
  • Inspect under the washer for soot (clutch)
  • Test the motor
  • Inspect the pulley
  • Test the transmission
Cycle does not advance
  • If the washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer does not advance, the timer probably needs to be replaced
  • If the timer does not advance while the washer is in a spin cycle, the timer probably needs to be replaced
  • If the timer does not advance during the rinse cycle, check whether water has filled the tub, if not, it is likely cold water related. Check the cold water supply valve, check the supply hose for kinks, check the filter screen and check the water inlet valve
Burning or electrical smell
  • Unplug the washer
  • Locate the source of the odor then read the instructions in the related section
Foul or stale odor coming from washer or clothes
  • Check that the drain line is clear
  • Check the drain hose for kinks or blockages
  • Check pump for blockages
  • Check for build up of soap in the outer tub
  • Check for article of clothing stuck in the outer tub
Noisy or vibrates too much
  • General tips
  • Balance the load
  • Level the machine
  • Inspect the water pump for a blockage
  • Inspect the coupling
  • Inspect the transmission
  • Adjust the drive belt tension
  • Check the motor bearings
  • Check the drum brakes
Goes out of balance too often Clothing is damaged
  • Inspect agitator for cracks or rough spots
  • Inspect for rust spots

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Yes, the machine should stop agitating when you lift the lid so this too is part of the problem.
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Do you have any problem on the initial starting of you wash cycle?
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