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My washer will go halfway through the rinse cycle and stops will go no further. When I move the dial ahead nothing happens. HELP??

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  • breagh_macki Feb 23, 2009

    doesn't seem to be lid switch as it does start the rinse cycle. It won't do anything when I set it to the spin cycle. Does not drain the water.

  • breagh_macki Feb 23, 2009

    doesn't seem to be lid switch as it does start the rinse cycle. It won't do anything when I set it to the spin cycle. Does not drain the water.

  • breagh_macki Feb 24, 2009

    You are a very smart person and were exactly right!! Thank you so much!! Looks like an easy fix. Thank you again!!

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Check the lid switch.
If you set it for spin, does it spin?
Does it drain the water?

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    steve Feb 23, 2009

    If it will not do the spin cycle you have a bad lid switch.

    The lid switch controls the spin cycle.

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    steve Feb 24, 2009

    Can I get a Fixya vote now?

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    steve Feb 24, 2009

    Thank you so much.

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Often what appears to be a significant problem, may be something simple. 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

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