Question about Washing Machines
If you open the lid and press down on the door switch/sensor, you should get a click when depressed and when you remove the screwdriver or whatever you use to press on it. No click means that it needs to be replaced. Since it isn't draining, then you may have a clogged drain line/filter which then needs to be cleaned out. Let me know how this turns out.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
The diagnosis depends on the model and on the fact if the machine is fron load or top load.
The door switch can prevent or stop agitating only if it is faulty , and if its contact gets interrupted by vibration. This is quite uncommon, and if the machine starts and spins for a while I do not think this is the case.
A faulty lid switch or pressure switch may cause the problem, as this may prevent the machine from operating.
More commonly the problem can be caused by a faulty motor control unit or motor coupler, depending on the model.
Also a faulty timer board can cause problems of this kind.
I may give you more specific information if you give me the model number as printed on service tag.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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