Question about Washing Machines
Check to make sure your lid switch is functioning. On your washer, the lid switch is located on the right hand side under the washer casing. As you lift the lid and close it, you should hear the switch clicking. If not, the switch may be broken, it may have come loose and is not making contact with the lid actuator, or the actuator itself may be broken. You can view a drawing of your lid swtich at searspartsdirect.com. Just look under the "Top and Cabinet" heading for item 11. The actuator (item 12) is what actually makes contact with the switch and toggles the push button. Make sure it is intact.
If the switch toggles, a resistance check with the power removed will tell you if the switch is still good. You should get 0 ohms with the push button closed (switch pushed in) and an open with the switch open (switch out). I'm trying to rule out the possibility of a bad timer by having you check the switch and actuator first. This is usually the more common fail item on top loaders experiencing a no spin problem. If you need to access the switch, you will need to remove the exterior case, by performing the steps outlined in the following link:
Your configuration may differ slightly from these instructions, but the assembly/disassembly of the washer casing should be the same. If you have any questions, or if your symptoms differ from what I have described here, please let me know so that I may assist you better. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
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