Question about Washing Machines
Drain part of cycle not completing
Something is lodged in the pump clean the pump and then it should work.
Posted on Feb 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like the motor coupling has broken, fairly inexpensive part but does require some finesse to install. let me know if you decide to attempt it.
Posted on Oct 15, 2007
I'm not sure if this is the same model as our but I will let you know ours did not drain all the way and kept stopping, not completing the cycle. We found that if you take the bottom of the front of the washer panel off thre is a circular looking thing, it happens to be a trap for waste, sort of like the dryers lint catcher. Make sure you put something under it befor you loosen the cap water will come out. When we took the cap off, it was filled with gunk and we cleaned it out and the problem was solved!!!! Amazing because we tried everything , called everyone and not one person even mentioned we had a trap in the washer... It should be right in the center when you take the front lower panel off.. Good luck and let us know if it works for you..
Posted on Jan 28, 2008
Check your lid switch. If the lid switch is not making proper contact, or is broken, the washer will fill, agitate (some model washers won't), then just stop when it gets to the spin cycle. If this is what you are experiencing, then this could be a quick and easy repair for you.
Try opening an closing the lid. If you don't hear a clicking noise when the lid closes, the lid switch may be bad or loose. It is mounted under the opening of the tub rim on the right-hand side and held in place with two screws. Make sure the lid strike ( a small plastic piece) is present on the lid as well. This closes the switch contacts when the lid closes. If the lid switch does not function, the washer will not complete a wash cycle.
If the determine the switch and/or lid strike is broken, searspartsdirect.com carries the parts need. Just type in the model number you provided and you will find the lid switch under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item #11 (part #3949238). The Lid Strike is under the same heading as item #20 (part #350733).
If you need advice on how to replace the lid switch please post back and let me know.
If I'm off the mark here, please post back with comments and give me a little more elaboration on what your washer is doing or not doing.
PS You do not need to drain the tub to replace the switch. If you wish to drain it, however, and want to by-pass the lid switch, I can give you instructions on how to do this as well.
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
I've had the same problem...you can purchase a replacement lid switch at your local appliance parts store for about $35. Fortunatly, the sales person at the appliance store had diagrams and provided instructions to replace the switch. I was able to finish the job and fix the switch in less than 1 hour. Good Luck.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
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