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Only cycle that works is the spin cycle

History: Lid switch broke, so I bypassed it. This worked great til it came loose and when I fixed it that time I blew the breaker and something else When I re-shorted the lid switch, the machine ran continuously. Would finish the regular cycle and go on to permanent press. So I replaced the timer. Now the only cycle that runs is the spin cycle. Could this be because my lid switch is permanently "closed"? Or did I get a defective timer?

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Defective timer seem far more likely.

Posted on May 13, 2014


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SOURCE: roper rax4232pqo wont spin

Still replace the lid switch. Most have multiple contacts.

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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SOURCE: How do I replace the lid switch on my waher it's a Roper

buy a replacement switch and the top lifts off from the front.  It could be the switch has only come loose or the probe on the lid has broken off. 

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I think the issue might be the lid switch, but not

If you put hanger in hole and push down then it works it is the lid switch. To remove take top off to get to it. From the front take a putty knife and push on each side about an inch from the side to release the clips that hold the top down. Putty knife between the top & the cabinet. Lift up and you can get to the switch. Also it could be the plastic piece that pushes the switch down is broken off and not long enought to push the switch down.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Model RAS8245EQ1

If the washer will fill and drain, but won't agitate or spin, you may have a broken motor coupling. The noise of the motor engaging, lack of agitation and ability to still drain are the usual symptoms. This is a common fail item with this model washer through normal wear and tear. Newer versions of the coupler are more resilient and resist breaking. The following link explains how to replace one:

The motor coupling is located between the drive motor and the transmission and takes the place of a drive belt. They do wear out and can break. The replacement part number is included in the link I provided and is an improved upgraded coupling that is more resilient. It should last longer. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

A replacement coupler can be purchased on line at for about $11. Just use the part number in the link and "Search by Part Number" for your search criteria.

NOTE: Your washer is manufactured by Whirpool and has Whirlpool parts. So, these instructions will apply.

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I replace the lid switch

the way you get the top off is reach on the back side of the right and left side and you will feel or see a screw that is in a slot. unscrew the screws and then pull the control panel forward and up. you will see the 3 wire connection in the middle and that is the door switch wires. you will also see two gold clips when you take those off you will be able to take the cabnit and under the cabnit you just have two unscrew a 5/16 screw which holds the ground wire on. and that should be it.

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