This problem is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunction. If the 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, I would recommend you check your lid switch first. Due to the amount of wear it is the most common cause of these symptoms and least expensive to repair.
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 the switch is not activated by a lid strike, it will activated by a hinge actuator located next to either the left or right lid hinge. You will need to remove the operator console
in order to access this type of switch.
NOTE: On this type of lid switch the lig hinge has a small rod that is used as an acutator to toggle the switch. In many cases, you can adjust the rod by bending it if the switch is not making contact.
If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch
If parts are needed, a replacement can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect
.com, pcappliancerepair.com, repairclinic
.com, appliancepartspros.com. All these sites offer competitive pricing
, so shop
all of them for the best price
If you have questions, please post back with your complete model number (located along the wash tub rim under the lid), so that I may be able to provide you with better assistance. I hope this hel.ps you