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Possible lid switch stopping basket from spinning

How does faulty lid switch stop basket from spinning

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  • korgone May 21, 2009

    my problem was that when spin time comes , I can hear and feel
    the motor running and hear the water running out ,but when I open
    the lid , I find that the tub has not turned , and i hear the motor
    slowing to a stop . when I close the lid , I hear the motor running
    again and I feel the tub turning . this is what I do each spin cycle .
    I open the lid then close it again and all is well .
    thanks a lot for your help . I'm a little disabled but as soon as I
    get a little help I will work on your advice .


  • korgone Jun 03, 2009

    thank you for giving me advice about my machine , but the 5 second
    thing does not seem to be happening . when we (me or my wife) hear
    the motor running at spin time , more than five seconds go by before we get to the machine ,and if left alone ,it will only go into the next mode , starting with a very wet pile of clothes . i wish it was the switch , its the easy fix .

  • korgone Jun 12, 2009

    thanks again for your advice , but I have not
    gotten anyone to help me move my machine . while
    waiting I thought about the five second timing .
    I was thinking that when the motor turned to
    spin the pump , it would also turn the tub .
    now I need to find a way to tell if the switch
    is faulty , or if the timer is faulty , but
    whenever I can I will try what you say .

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Lid switch is safety mechanism that cuts off power to motor when lid is open. If it is broken or faulty you will not get power to motor during spin. Hope this helps!

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    shinn8 May 21, 2009

    If it does start spinning after you lift lid and put it back down it is a problem in your timer. When it goes into spin cycle it pumps water out then the timer is supposed to pause the motor for 3-5 seconds to allow the transmission to shift into spin. If that is the case you will need a new timer.

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    shinn8 Jun 03, 2009

    Thats gonna be the timer

  • shinn8
    shinn8 Jun 12, 2009

    If when you lift the lid then put it back down it starts spinning then it is your timer for sure.

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