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Washing machine filled with water then just quit

Machine filled with water I put the clothes in then closed the lid. I came back a while later and the machine was still full like it had not done anything after the initial fill. I tried advancing the cycle control and starting it in different positions but nothing happened.

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    Nancy Wenborn May 06, 2014

    I have the same problem, washer fills with water then stops. I don't hear any motor noise and can advance manually to the rinse cycle where it fills again but won't does nothing at the wash and spin cycles. I have checked the lid switch by using a narrow to make contact and depress the switch but nothing happens. Can it still be a bad switch if I am making contact with it?

  • Nancy Wenborn
    Nancy Wenborn May 06, 2014

    can it be a burned out motor?



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Check your lid switch to make sure it is functioning. If your washer fills and doesn't do anything, or stops right after the wash cycle and then does not advance to the rinse cycle or drain, the problem is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

If the switch requires replacement, a new one can be purchased on line at,,, Just use your model number as your search criteria. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all them for the best price.

If you have any questions about this repair, or if you need additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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