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Agitator doesnt start

Water fills to proper level but agitator doesnt start. if i open and close the lid the agitator starts. same applies for the spin cycle

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  • cv_sylcox Jul 26, 2009

    That's what I was thinking, guess i could replace that and see where that gets me.

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Sounds like the lid switch is acting up on you.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

  • mike fuson Jul 26, 2009

    Try some electrical contact spray that may help

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This is usually caused by a failed lid switch that is item 9 this link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=256996

First off put the washer in the spin cycle. With the lid closed see if the washer will spin. No spin also = bad lid switch. If the washer spins but will not agitate then the problem is most likely the water level pressure switch or associated air tubing. (any air leaks and it will not stop filling)
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• Check the following:
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Is the indicator on the Cycle Control knob properly lined up
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cord.
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