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Doesn't always go into spin cycle - Maytag Washing Machines

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  • dfrank02 Mar 10, 2009

    after looking again it is a whirpool washer with the same probem that sometime it doesn't go to spin cycle then after it does it may work fine 5 or 6 time before it does it again.

  • dfrank02 Mar 11, 2009

    I am a first time user of this site! Thanks for the help and have a great day. You have made mine better.

  • dfrank02 Mar 11, 2009

    so far my problem seems to possibly the spinner basket related. If we center the basket manually and then retry it goes into spin. Is there some sort of sensor that looks at the position of the spin basket that could be the problem????

  • dfrank02 Mar 16, 2009

    I jumpered the lid switch and if I give the basket help to spin it will go and spin. Is there a start capacitor on the motor possibly????

  • dfrank02 Mar 16, 2009

    add to last post i also noted that it doesn't always go into high spin

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Sounds like a intermittent lid switch problem.
Open the control panel to view the lid switch .
Adjust the mechanism that pushes against the lid switch.

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    steve Mar 10, 2009

    You may still have a bad lid switch not making consistent contact.

    On a Whirlpool it is not adjustable. It must be replaced.

  • steve
    steve Mar 11, 2009

    No basket sensors.

    Raise the control panel to access the lid switch quick connector.

    Make a jumper wire to by-pass the lid switch and run your machine several loads with the jumper.

    If it continues to be a problem your timer would be at fault.

  • steve
    steve Mar 16, 2009

    If you have to help the basket start the clutch on the transmission is bad.

    It is replaceable.

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