Question about Whirlpool LSR5132PQ Top Load Washer
My washer has no problem filling up with water, but once it is full, it will not begin the wash cycle. The only way I can get it to begin is to pound pretty hard on the top right side. That doesn't always work either. Any suggestions?
Check your lid switch. If the washer fills and agitates, but stops at the rinse cycle, or, if the washer fills, then stops, this is a common symptom of a lid switch malfunction. The following link explains how to access and/or replace one:
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 lid 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 the model number you have this listed under is correct, the part number for a replacement lid switch is 8318084. The lid switch on this model is located under the washer casing along the left lid hinge. This is a very simple repair, that usually costs about $15 to $20 to repair yourself. Appliancepartspros.com has an excellent exploded view diagram of what I am referring to. Just type in your model number and look under the "Top and Cabinet Parts" section. The lid switch is listed as item 11 and the actuator is listed as item 15. If you can access the switch an make it toggle, you may only need to do is bend the actuator slightly to get it working properly.
If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. Post back with a correct model number if the model number is not correct. I hope this helps you.
If you determine the switch to be defective, 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.
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