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Washer won't cycle through...

I have a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washer, Model #LSQ8511KQ0.  When I start a load it normally agitates hard for a few minutes, stops for 30 seconds and then switches to a softer agitation.  It's not switching to the softer agitation.  I've tried manually turning it to different spots on the control and the only place I can get it to agitate slowly is on the delicate cycle. It stops dead at the point where it should drain.


What do you suppose it could be?

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  • Helly Oct 23, 2007

    It was not the cycle timer, but the lid switch.

    Unfortunately I found out after it was fixed that my brother in law could have hard wired it... but instead I paid nearly $200 to have it repaired.  Next time I'm calling HIM FIRST!   uuggh!



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The cycle timer may be defective and will need replaced. Hope this was helpful.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Oct 24, 2007

    Thanks for telling me your problem is solved, but your brother

    in-law did a good thing by not straight wiring the switch. That keeps arms from being pulled into the spin cycle. That service guy charged $155.00 more than I would. Hey you helped me learn something today! Thanks JT 



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