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My whirlpool top loader will not switch on

Power lead is fine, but machine does not switch on. Is this the lid switch or timer? If so how do I change them? washer does not go in to rinse cycle on any setting, but timer still moves around. Is there a pump swicth to drain or pump motor.

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If it agitates but doesnt spin then it is probably the lid switch but if it wont do either Iwould say take the outer cabinet off by taking the small screws out of the console on the left and the right about 1 inch in from each side pull out and up on console and it will swing up and oveer the top then there are two brass funny looking springs put a screw driver in them and pry backwards and they will pop out. disconnect lid switch ( good time to check and ohm out if you have a meter continuity with switch closed) then pull out on the cabinet and it will slide off the front and set aside then check the connecter on the motor they have a problem of bad connections and getting hot clean and tighten as well as possible then bypass lid swith ( short wire between outside terminals on pigtail from console) try again. if works put alll back in reverse except on springs you have toset them where they go and with the palm of your hand push then down untill lthey snap inplace dont get your fingers under them and as always disconnect power before working on unit,.

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