Question about Washing Machines
My cycle knob just hums but when i slam the top load door the machine begans to work, but stops working when it is time to drain and spin
There is a microswitch built into the lid which stops you putting your arm in when the drum is spinning (It was put there after someone broke their arm in numerous places by doing just that )
If it is slightly out of adjustment it will need a heafty slam to get a contact but will ease back and do what it is supposed to do (Stop the spin and pump action )
If you close the lid when the room is quiet you should be able to hear a clicking noise as you raise and lower the lid if not then it needs adjusting or replacing
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Cycle timer needs replaced. Try first cleaning it with electrical contact cleaner. you can get that at home depot or lowes.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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1 of 2 things could be the trouble.
Does the washer drain properly if you manually turn the control knob? If not then this sounds like your pump is either plugged with possible lint and can't move or has died completely. 99% chance pump is the problem and 99% chance it can be an easy fix by cleaning the pump where the Drain Line is attached, worst case scenario pump is to be replaced, but not a overall expensive fix and most can do it without a technician.
Second problem is possibly the time itself, but if the washer is going through all cycles except spin then pump is likely the culprit, cause in spin cycle the machine has to drain the water from the unit as it spins, if it cannot the washing machine basically stops and cannot complete the cycle.
One way to tell for sure if the pump is the problem. When the machine enters the spin cycle and starts making that noise. Manually turn the dial a little bit till it passes the spin cycle, if it continues to wash till it hits the final spin/drain cycle then stops again...your pump is in need of help.
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