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In my experience a washer drains by reversing the motor, which activates a switch to open a solenoid valve in the drain line.
Your solenoid or the switch way be bad

Posted on Apr 01, 2014

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Whirlpool LSQ9544KQO won't spin


if it fills with water and then nothing check the lid switch,if it's bad it won't do anything but fill,some will agitate but then no drain or spin,the easiest way to check it is open the lid a few inches and close it,do this a few times,if you don't hear a clicking sound the switch is bad,or open the lid and stick a screw driver into the hole on the right side where the strike from the lid goes into,if it doesn't click when you push it down and let it up it's bad,part number 3949237 and it's around 50 dollars.watch this video,it's a different lid switch but changes out the same way.
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you can also stick a jumper wire into the two outside wires to check it,flip up the top console,you'll see the lid switch connector on the right side plugging into the top of the frame,unplug it,stick the jumper into the connector that unplugged from the frame and it will have three holes in it,the middle is ground so stick the jumper into the two outside holes,set the timer to drain and pull out the timer,if it starts to drain and spin then you know the lid switch is bad.hope this helps.

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How to fix a Washing Machine if it doesn't Drain


If your washing machine fills and agitates but does not drain, something is probably wrong with the drain hose or the pump. The fact that the washer fills and agitates tells you that the motor works and the belt is fine (though some units have a separate belt for the pump, and direct-drive washing machines don’t have belts.)
1) Be sure the drain hose isn’t kinked.
2) Check the tab on the lid that strikes the lid switch; if it is broken, the washer may stop during the drain cycle. Press and release the lid switch. If it doesn’t click each time you do this, it’s probably broken. If you’re experienced at home repair, you can remove the switch, test it, and replace it if needed; otherwise, call an appliance repairperson.
3) The water pump may be broken or clogged with a small article of clothing, or the controls may be broken; call an appliance repairperson.

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My washing machine drains,but when on a cycle the drum doesn't move at all and it doesn't go into spin mode?


Check the actuator for the lid switch to make sure it isn't bent or broken. To find the lid switch, look for a pin on the lid that goes through a hole in the top of the machine when the lid is closed. The lid switch actuator is under this hole. If you can't see the actuator lever through the hole, it's probably bent off to the side or broken off. It's also possible to see it, but it's bent down to far to be actuated by the pin. If the lid is bent or the pin is broken off, that would have the same effect.

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Whirpool washer LSN1000JQ1 topload won't drain .


check the lid switch,open the lid,stick a screw driver into the hole where the strike on the lid closes into,you should hear a clicking sound,no click the lid switch is bad,or close the lid and open it up a few inches and close it down,no clicking sound the switch is bad.you can watch this video and it will show you how to change the switch
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Kenmore 80 series washer will not drain or spin but will fill up how to fix it


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The usual thing wrong when a washer such as the one ya have doesn't spin or drain,it's going ot be a broken lid switch. Its a pretty common thing so i have written this tip of how to check for a broken lid switch, http://www1.fixya.com/support/r9939128-whirlpool_kenmore_estate_kitchen_aid



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The washing machine is not spinning and emptying.


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The leading problem when your washer fills and agitates but doesn't drain or spin is going to a broken lid switch. This tip i wrote explains how to check for a broken lid switch http://www.fixya.com/support/r9939128-whirlpool_kenmore_estate_kitchen_aid


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I have a kenmore 80 series and its not spinning out the water.


does it drain out the water and spin but the clothes are still wet or is it not draining or spinning?set the timer to spin,open the lid and stick a screw driver into the lid switch hole and see if it spins and drains,also if it doesn't push down and let the switch up,or close the lid down and open it a little do this a few times,you should hear the switch make a clicking sound,if it doesn't click you have a bad lid switch.if the machine is draining and spinning but the clothes are wet,do the same thing with the lid switch and watch it spin with the lid open,is it spinning fast,if not you have a bad transmission and it's not spinning fast enough to remove the water out of the clothes or you could have a kink in the drain hose or something in the pump and it's not draining all the way.let me know what you find and send the model number off of the washer,the number should start with like 110.

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The washing machine (Kenmore 80 Series) runs but doesn';t drain at the end or spin. We think it's a lid switch perhaps? Where is it located though and do you possibly have maybe a diagram to look at? Thank...


This is a clear evidence of a broken lid switch. Power to the drive motor is routed through the lid switch during the drain/spin cycle. The machine, therefore, cannot drain and spin when the lid switch is not working. The drain pump doesn't work because it is directly coupled to the rear spline of the motor. Replace the lid switch to address the problem.

Release the console from the top of the cabinet depending on the model of your machine then pull forward and up on the console and lay it back on the hinges.
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Disconnect the lid switch harness connector by pressing on the tab located in the middle and pulling it up.
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The cabinet is attached to the rear of the washer by two brass-colored retaining clips. Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the turned-up edge of the clip, located on both sides, and then pry back to release the clip from the slot in the cabinet.
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Open and hold the lid while grabbing the cabinet front opening then tilt the top of the cabinet toward you by pulling the cabinet away from the base. This releases the front and back slots of the cabinet from the tabs in the front and back of the base.
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Using the side of your leg and/or body as a support for the front of the cabinet, carefully lift up the cabinet and lay the front on a cushioned floor to access the lid switch.

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Remove the lid switch ground and mounting screws then release the wire harness from the metal retainers. Pull the lid switch connector out and install the new lid switch in reverse order of the removal steps.
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Bring the cabinet to the front of the washer then slide the front bottom rail of the cabinet under the rail at the base of the machine then lay down the cabinet into position. Make sure the slots in the cabinet sit into the tabs at the base of machine.

Reconnect the lid switch harness then push the retaining clips back down into position to secure the cabinet to the rear of the machine. Reinstall and secure the console to complete the repair.

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Spin/drain cycle won't start


If the timer gets to the rinse cycle and stops,
Check the lid switch for continuity. If no continuity replace the lid switch.
If the timer continues through rinse and spin without doing either, replace the timer.

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Water doesn't drain


1) Be sure the drain hose isn’t kinked.

2) Check the tab on the lid that strikes the lid switch; if it is broken, the washer may stop during the drain cycle. Press and release the lid switch. If it doesn’t click each time you do this, it’s probably broken. If you’re experienced at home repair, you can remove the switch, test it, and replace it if needed; otherwise, call an appliance repairperson.


3) The water pump may be broken or clogged with a small article of clothing, or the controls may be broken;

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