Question about Whirlpool Washing Machines
WASHER WILL NOT START:
Power If your washing machine won't start, begin by looking at the power source. First of all, is the washing machine plugged in? If it is, has it tripped a circuit breaker or blown a fuse? Check and reset the breaker (or replace the fuse) if necessary.
Lid Switch The main control for the washing machine is the switch inside the lid. If this has stopped working for some reason, your washing machine won't start. It's not especially difficult to troubleshoot this on a washing machine. You might have to open the top to access the switch. With the power on, depress the switch and listen for a click. If you don't hear one, the switch MAY BE BAD and will need to be replaced. Confirm defectiveness with a multi meter checking for continuity OHMS. An open circuit reflects a bad switch..
If the switch works but the washing machine still won't start, check to see if your washing machine has a special fuse for the lid switch. It will usually be inside the control panel. If it's blown, you'll need to replace it before the washing machine will start.
Door Interlock The problem could be with the door interlock. If the lights come on but the machine won't start, this might well be the cause. This could either be down to the wiring that runs to the door interlock, or the door catch not activating the interlock itself.
Timer Knob Some models of washing machine use a mechanical timer knob and won't run until the water in the machine has filled to the selected level. If the knob doesn't line up properly with the graphics on the control panel, you can try to troubleshoot the washing machine problem by advancing the timer a little. When you've done this, pull it out a little way and see if the washing machine will start properly.
Overheating If you've run several loads, one after another, without any problem but suddenly find your washing machine refuses to start, overheating could be the cause. The simple way to discover whether this is the problem is to give the machine ample time to cool down, say for a couple of hours, and then try it again. If it works fine, overheating has been the problem and you may have a motor with bad windings.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Slim-Twin washer does not start
I've been researching this model a little bit, I think there are 2 fuses inside, but I dont know where. If I have to take mine apart, I'll let you know.. Did the machine ever run, or did you just get it. Is there 2 cords to your machine a 220 cord and a 110 cord, or does the washer just run off the 220, but your washer doesn't work, so you dont really know, but if it has two cords, could you let me know, so I can find the end of mine ha..thanks chuck
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
Try shutting breaker off FULLY!!! and then try again...
Often 1/2 trips, motor will still run, but no heat. Breaker not always evident, but click off (push fully off) and back on, and test again, also check for good air flow at the outside vent.
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
make sure filter is clean, and that exhuast hose is not kinked , not allowing flow, , also door switch may be bad, or timer is defective
Posted on May 19, 2010
SOURCE: its about my washer/dryer combo
check your breaker to the appliance you must have 220 volts before it will heat if you only have 110 volts it will run but not heat otherwise it could be a thermostat or heating element which is hard to say with out me being there to check it out with a meter
Posted on Nov 19, 2010
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