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Washer goes through wash cycle then quits

Does nothing after wash cycle
no spin
no drain

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Well, it could be a timer, but it could also be something easier and cheaper...

There is a sensor that detects whether or not the lid is closed.

If that sensor is maladjusted or loose the washer will "think" that the door is open and it'll stop and sit until the door is closed.

So, look at the lid.... It will likely have a protrusion that will stick through the top of the washer. If you find a hole/protrusion, you could try looking with a flashlight to see what might be going on. You could also stick an object into the hole to see if you can manually activate the sensor, and therefore the washer.

Now I gotta say -- if you put something into the hole to activate the sensor, DON'T USE ANYTHING THAT CONDUCTS ELECTRICITY.

I keep a set of wooden chopsticks around the house at all times. First the cat likes to play with them, and second they come in handy for tasks such as this one.

If you determine that the sensor is the problem, you still need to fix or adjust it, or at least you can tell the repairman that you have diagnosed the problem -- and he won't be able to sell you a $250 dollar timer.

good luck

BTW, if you decide to get a set of chopsticks for household use, and if you have a cat, I'd recommend USED chopsticks. First, you'll get a good Chinese meal, and I've found the cat likes used chopsticks better than new ones.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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