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Most modern washers wont spin unless the lid is shut. if your closing the lid and nothing is happening i would start with the lid switch. some of the new ones are magnetic so you may not hear a click when you close it. you can bypass them, they are usually a two wire switch. unplug the washer and cut the two wires going to the lid switch and twist them together, plug it back in and try it. make sure you leave enough wire on the switch if you choose to put it back or the problem is with something else.

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My washer does nothing when you put it in the rinse cycle however it does fill with water. I believe the problem is the timer switch. can you confirm this issue


Not so? If it does not go into agitation? You may have a bad water pressure switch which sends signal to start agitation. but also can have bad cam dogs in agitator which do not engage agitator? a bad door switch will not allow agitation or spin on some appliances. And lastly yes u may have a bad timer wheres points have fused? can check most of these with a multi meter

Feb 05, 2015 | Maytag Washing Machines

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The washer fills and begins agitation, but continues filling and overflows the tub after agitation starts. Does not fill when unplugged.Both hot and cold fills are affected.


There is a pressure switch which stops the fill cycle, It is attached to the drum by a clear
tube. as the water comes up in the tank, pressure builds inside a cup that is molded on
the side of the tank, if the inlet to the pressure switch becomes plugged with lint, it
will cause this symptom. The switch is located behind the control panel. Unplug washer
and remove two philips head screws at bottom corners of the panel. It will usually hinge back. Inside is the float switch. Try removing the tube and blow into it, this will
clear the end, then see if it corrects the problem, if not then the switch has failed.
Hope this is of help to you.

Mar 10, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Agitator starts before water fills. When adjusting


There may actually be more than one setting on the diaphragm control, or you may two diaphragms each with their own setting control. I hope this helps you! Good luck!

Dec 29, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Agitator starts at begining of cycle before washer is full


Please be carful as running the agitator without enough water will overheat and kick out the motor, however it should be ok when it resets itself.
Yes, the machine should stop agitating when you lift the lid so this too is part of the problem.
After looking at the print I can only suggest that the cam contacts in the timer ( contacts 12 and 14) that start the motor are burned and stuck together.
Quentin

Sep 17, 2009 | Frigidaire FEX831CS Top Load Stacked...

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Kenmore 80 series washer. Agitates immediately and does not fill


it sounds like the water valve is bad,the water valve level(sm. med. lg.)controls the water valce-mike

Jul 17, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Kenmore mod 110 agitator turns while water fills tub


Check your pump and drain for a blockage.
You also could have a timer connection issue. Remove the timer wire connectors and reattach them.The timer simply has a quick connection block, sometimes they get a little loose and all you gotta do is push it all the way back in. Check for a loose lid hinge and safety switch also.

Feb 09, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Doesnt agitate and there is a gronding noise during wash and spin


A common problem with noises from washing machines has been the under wire that may come out of small clothes. In the washer they can get stuck in one of the inner basket holes and make a scrapping noise, they can actually make there way into the pump and jam the pump, or make a terrible noise when the pump is running. Grab a flash light and have a peek inside the washer for this. Front load washers seem very common to this happen! If the tiny cloth  is showing signs of fraying, may be best not to wash it in the washing machine, replace the cloth.


Maytag Dependable care washer.....Locate a 1/4 inch screw on the side of the agitator, ( about 3/4 of the way down) remove this screw and lift up on the agitator...picture.
 
Maytag Atlantis, Norge, Performa by Maytag.....Remove the cap and softener dispenser by pulling it off and locate the agitator bolt, remove bolt and lift up on the agitator...picture.


Water level controls - The water level control is also know as a pressure switch, this is where you set the water level ( small - medium - large ). The water level control is responsible to shut off the power to the fill valve and direct that power to the timer so the washing machine can start up. The WLC has electrical contacts in it that sends power to the fill valve and when the WLC is satisfied the water level is correct the electrical contacts open power to the fill valve and send the power to the timer and the washer starts. Picture of this here. How the water level control knows when it is time to shut the water off is, a air tight hose runs from the outer washer tank to the water level control. As the water fills the outer tank air is pushed up the hose, depending on which setting you have made ( small- medium - large ) is takes a certain amount of this pressure to make the WLC cycle over and shut off the water and send this power to the timer. If this hose develops a leak or a pin hole the washer can over fill as the WLC may not be able to shut the water off. The water level control can also break down and allow the washer to over fill as well.
Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter. Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter. Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter.
A couple of tips from readers (Thankx!! ):
~ If you have a loose hose on the water level control or tank end, use a plastic wire tie to help hold the hose tighter and make a tight fit.
~ The water level tube (tube that runs from the square box), access panel on the outer drum where the bleach tube also ends) from the pressure sensor switch (front panel) can become clogged.  Or the two holes from the outer tub into this square box panel on the outside of the outer tub can become clogged. Either clog, I am told by my help repair guy can cause the sensor to think that there is still too much water in the tub and so will not allow motor to activate spin.
~ If the water level control contact is bad, it may also stop the filling ok, but not tell the washer to start agitating.
 


Nov 14, 2008 | Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer

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Agitator wont spin


Water level controls - The water level control is also know as a pressure switch, this is where you set the water level ( small - medium - large ). The water level control is responsible to shut off the power to the fill valve and direct that power to the timer so the washing machine can start up. The WLC has electrical contacts in it that sends power to the fill valve and when the WLC is satisfied the water level is correct the electrical contacts open power to the fill valve and send the power to the timer and the washer starts. Picture of this here. How the water level control knows when it is time to shut the water off is, a air tight hose runs from the outer washer tank to the water level control. As the water fills the outer tank air is pushed up the hose, depending on which setting you have made ( small- medium - large ) is takes a certain amount of this pressure to make the WLC cycle over and shut off the water and send this power to the timer. If this hose develops a leak or a pin hole the washer can over fill as the WLC may not be able to shut the water off. The water level control can also break down and allow the washer to over fill as well.
Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter. Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter. Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter.
A couple of tips from readers (Thankx!! ):
~ If you have a loose hose on the water level control or tank end, use a plastic wire tie to help hold the hose tighter and make a tight fit.
~ The water level tube (tube that runs from the square box), access panel on the outer drum where the bleach tube also ends) from the pressure sensor switch (front panel) can become clogged.  Or the two holes from the outer tub into this square box panel on the outside of the outer tub can become clogged. Either clog, I am told by my help repair guy can cause the sensor to think that there is still too much water in the tub and so will not allow motor to activate spin.
~ If the water level control contact is bad, it may also stop the filling ok, but not tell the washer to start agitating.


Maytag Dependable care washer.....Locate a 1/4 inch screw on the side of the agitator, ( about 3/4 of the way down) remove this screw and lift up on the agitator...picture.
 
Maytag Atlantis, Norge, Performa by Maytag.....Remove the cap and softener dispenser by pulling it off and locate the agitator bolt, remove bolt and lift up on the agitator...picture.

 

Nov 13, 2008 | Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer

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Doesn't agitate


Place the unit in the spin cycle and see if it will pump the water out and if it will spin. (This makes the motor,transmission and pump run in the opposite direction.)

Jan 13, 2008 | Maytag Performa PAV2200

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Agitator always moving


The inner tub on some machines does rotate very slowly while filling to assist with the even distibution of the load. If the agitator is turning back & forth while in fill mode, you could have a timer or transmission problem. You need a tech.

Nov 04, 2007 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer

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