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Just purchased a Roper top loader washer and water splashes out under the lid. I have checked and it is level.

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Did you remove the packing pins? If not, go behind the machine and look for a yellow strap. Pull it out until it is all in your hand. Next, look on the rear of the machine about 1 foot down from the top and see if you see two little plastictic tabs sticking through the panel....If so...the leak so be over now...

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I have a roper whirlpool washer that only runs the water and then it stops, how can I repair this?


This is a common problem, your lid switch is to blame, the filling of the machine is only dependent on the timer knob being pulled out at cycle start. Once the machine fills and the level actuates the level switch to de-energize the fill valve, nothing else is going to happen until the timer motor powers up AND this is done by closing the lid to operate the lid switch, however if this switch is bad, the rest of the electrical circuit gets no power, and that is why your machine doesn't advance any further in it's cycle. Lid switch is mounted under top of machine and requires the cabinet to be properly removed for access.

Hope this helps

kcomp1863

Nov 29, 2010 | Roper RAX4233PQ Top Load Washer

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Leveling legs during set-up


If you just purchased this wahser and had it delivered, make sure you remove the shipping bolt(s). There is a large pin inseted in the back of the washer that must be removed BEFORE you attempt to use it. All the balancing in the world will not prevent it from vibrating if the pin is still installed.

If the shipping bolt has been removed, the following link can give you some added pointers on how to level your washer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3868923-level_whirlpool_top_loading_washer

Whirlpool manufactured top loaders have an auto-leveling mechanism on the rear feet that needs to be adjusted first. Once the rear feet are set, adjust the front to match the back, by turning the front feet. Make sure you check the level side-to-side as well. DO NOT place the level on the washer lid when checking the level as the washer lid is usually bowed and will not give you an accurate reading. Once you have the washer leveled, you can place nuts on the front feet to lock them in place and prevent them from becoming unleveled. The rear mechanism should be rechecked periodically by following the procedures in the link I provided.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

May 10, 2010 | Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer

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I have a roper rax4232rq3 washer. The washer will


If this is a Whirlpool manufactured top loader (such as your Roper), the most common cause of the symptoms you describe is a lid switch malfunction. Symptoms may include, no spinning, no agitation, stopping at the rinse cycle and no draining.

The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

On some models, the lid switch is located under the top casing by one of the lid hinges. You will know if you if you have this type of switch, because It does not have a lid strike and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This switch is actuated (toggled) by a rod on the lid hinge. With this type of switch, if you locate it and it can be toggled by hand, you may only need to adjust the actuator by bending it slightly.

A replacement lid switch (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The average price is about $20 - $30. Prices differ between sites so shop and compare.

If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Jan 21, 2010 | Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer

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Water will fill but it will not agitate. I


If this is a Whirlpool manufactured top loader (such as your Roper), the most common cause of the symptoms you describe is a lid switch malfunction. Symptoms may include, no spinning, no agitation, stopping at the rinse cycle and no draining.

The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

On some models, the lid switch is located under the top casing by one of the lid hinges. You will know if you if you have this type of switch, because It does not have a lid strike and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This switch is actuated (toggled) by a rod on the lid hinge. With this type of switch, if you locate it and it can be toggled by hand, you may only need to adjust the actuator by bending it slightly.

A replacement lid switch (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The average price is about $20 - $30. Prices differ between sites so shop and compare.

If you have questions, need additional assistance, or if your model number differs from the one listed, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate around the wash tub rim under the lid). I hope you find this information helpful.

Jan 21, 2010 | Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer

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Water won't drain, how can I open the the washing machine


I would recommend checking your lid switch. If the washer fills and doesn't do anything, or stops right after the wash cycle and then does not advance to the rinse cycle and drain, this is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug.

If not activated by a lid strike, other models have the lid switch located under the washer casing next to one of the lid hinges. It is activated by a rod contacting an actuator. The mounting scews for this type are located under the operator console.

If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to access the washer interior and replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

If the switch requires replacement, a new one can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com, pcappliancerepair.com, repairclinic.com, appliancepartspros.com. Just use your model number as your search criteria. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all them for the best price. NOTE: Since you posted no brand name or model number, the instructions I provided the best instructions I have. These steps are for any Whirlpool manufactured top loader. This includes Kenmore, Estate, and Roper. If you need further assistance, or if your brand name is not included, please post back with your model number, so that I may assist you better.

Aug 15, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Roper washer stopped mid-cycle full of water


A washer that fills and doesn't do anything, or stops right after the wash cycle and then does not advance to the rinse cycle and drain is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

If the switch requires replacement, a new one can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com, pcappliancerepair.com, repairclinic.com, appliancepartspros.com. Just use your model number as your search criteria. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all them for the best price.

NOTE: You do not have to drain the washer to complete this repair. Once the lid switch is adjusted or replaced, the water will drain. This will save you time in having to bail water.

Jul 05, 2009 | Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer

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I have a Roper brand top loader washer and it fills up but it won't drain or spin.


If the motor doesnt run during the spin cycle and the tub stays full of water. You need to replace the lid switch. This is very common problem. The part should be around 35 bucks. Easy fix.

Jan 30, 2009 | Roper RAK2751WWH Top Load Washer

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Splashing


Most top loaders are not water tight. They are splash resistant. I'm guessing that your water level is too high or you are loading your clothing into a machine that is already full of water raising the water level excessively.

If you allow your machine to fill with no clothes for test purposes, you should see a level about 3 inches below the top of the agitator. If it is higher than that, I suggest that you investigate why or use a lower water setting.

Jun 16, 2008 | Washing Machines

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Does not spin


the machine will agitate and pumpout the water but it will not spin

Aug 05, 2007 | Kenmore 23822 Top Load Washer

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