Question about Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top Load Washer
We've been hitting the washer to get it to start, but now it is not responding. Is it something I can fix myselt, or do I need a repairman? (I'm not very handy). If a repairman is needed, is it worth the cost or should I just get a new one?
Sounds like a bad lid switch - a safety switch which prevents the machine from agitating with the lid open. It might also just be a loose connection to the switch, since whacking the cabinet sometimes made it work. The part costs around $30 - $40 and is not too hard to replace, but it does require opening the cabinet of the machine. It's worth fixing unless the machine is too old. Call a repairman and ask for an estimate to replace the lid switch, then decide.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
LOL I would want to be hit to start either sorry had to laugh at that. Any how there is a short somewhere and these are usually easy fixes, if you know someone that repairs them for a living at home or something they are usually cheaper, my neighbor does this out of his garage and fixes mine great for a very low price. You might have knocked something loose and can try unplugging it from the power source before you investigate. then take of the back cover and turn it over to see if anything looks loose like a screw fell out of a connection came loose might just need tightening after being hit so much. You never know until you try. I didn't know a thing about dryers until I had to fix it. It was easier than I thought and the parts I got used from a place that repairs and sells them. Hope that helps
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
The actual switch still actuates but the flimsy plastic support that holds the switch in place failed in my model. so the switch moves freely when the actuator touches it so the switch is never engaged. I plan on filling the gap with a stronger two part epoxy putty. Thanks for the Tip's.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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