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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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We need to determine if you have a magnetic switch or a manual switch.
1. Do you see a finger-like object, or tab, sticking out from the underside of your lid and a hole in the body of the washer where that tab should insert to connect with the switch? If so:
1. insure the tab is there, not broken off or shortened, and that it has something within the small hold to connect with, a lever of some sort. Try sticking a screwdriver in the hole and starting your washer to start operation. If it works, you may need to replace the tab.
2. If you have a magnetic switch, you won't see a hole, but you should see a white, rectangular magnet case tucked under the inside of the door. When you close the door, you should hear a slight "click". If you don't, you may have a bad lid switch to replace. Or,
3. Insure your door is straight and not twisted, bent or warped and is allowing the door to properly sit on the switch. One common thing that happens is that something heavy has been set on the lid and it has popped inward, leaving it somewhat concave in the middle, raising the edges of the lid and not allowing the switch to connect. Simply push or tap the middle of the door from the inside and pop it back into shape. This should give the lid a bit of a hump on the outside and bring the edges and the switch parts down and together.
For further trouble-shooting, I'm going to need the make and model number. The make should be located on the console or top. The model number will be located on the inside of the lid or on the back of the unit
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
Hi there jfdnet! Yeah if you hear the relay operating and the starter is getting no juies then you need to replace the realy. First i would check you see if you get power to the starter. Use a light tester to check the hot wire on the starter and if you do have power the starter is bad. If you have power going to the relay but not going to the starter then the relay needs to be replaced. It is always good to use a light tester of multimeter to back track from the problem to find the source. Example: You turn the ign. switch but the starter wont turn, start with the tester at the stater them back track up to the ign. switch. Eventually you will find where the power hits a "brick wall" of a faulty part. I hope that this helps you out. Post any more questions you may have.
Posted on Apr 02, 2011
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