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Whirlpool Thin Twin YLTE6234DQ2

The washer completed the wash cycle but once it reached the rinse cycle it stopped - the water did not drain and did not finish the remaining cycles. Note: the dryer continues to work fine. Dryer filters and ducts were recently cleaned. Breakers in condo unit also checked and they were all fine.

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  • HIxy Dec 25, 2007

    I recently posted a problem on FixYa and was advised that the washer lid switch needs replacing. Is this something that I fix myself or is a professional recommended?

  • Cujomophone Jun 17, 2008

    Same problem, don't know how to fix it. It gets midway through either the wash or the rinse cycles and then it won't drain or spin.

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    Just wanted everyone to know this saved me a call to Sears!

    I bent a fork slightly so I could slide the handle into the switch and still close the lid over it.

    It's a bit ghetto but my washer works again. Thanks!


  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    This is crazy! I have the same problem with an almost new Whirlpool stacked unit. The door switch? How in heck can the door switch impact going to the rinse cycle? That's like a defective trunk lid causing the air conditioning fan not to come on!

  • edgarkelly May 11, 2010

    OK I have poked around the switch area with a fork and for a second was able to get the drain mechanism going again, but there's a flash every time I touch the switch area which is scaring me, is it safe to poke around there?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    it won't drain the water and it won't agitate..I can get it to add water only if the dryer is running

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YOU CAN DO THIS.,POP THE FRONT PANEL OFF,GO TO THE SWITCH PLUG JACK ON RIGHT SIDE UNPLUG JACK,ON THE SWITCH SIDE WIRES CUT THE OUTSIDE WIRES PUT THEM TOGETHER WITH WIRE NUT,LEAVE GREEN WIRE ANONE,PLUG BACK INTO JACK,YOUR DONE,REMEMBER NOW IN THE SPIN CYCLE IT WILL WORK BUT WHEN YOU OPEN THE LIP IT WILL NOT TURN OFF SO KEEP YOUR HANDS OUT OF THERE,THANKS-MIKE

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The washer lid switch is broken

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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    joey shearer Dec 27, 2007

    Its not too terribly hard but it does take some mechanical aptitude if you decide to attempt it let me know. Try with your fingers to activate the switch (its usually just worn out enough that the lid plunger doesnt actuate it all the way) to make sure it is the problem.

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This was very helpful but I realized the true problem with all this was that the switch has broken off the bracket underneath, from shutting lid from a height, that now the switch doesn't recognize that the lid is closed - because it's broken off the bracket and loose.

Here's what to do - reach under there, grab switch and pull out, don't worry the wiring is quite long, you can do it 4-6 inches or so.

Next, take some heavy duty tape and wrap it around the switch lever a few times to make it tight. Now you will have an always closed lid, even in open operation.

Basically in the above reply about re-wiring something on the top, this is what he was referring to do, but to re-wire the controls so they don't recognize the lid/switch combo.

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This is really wonderful! The fork-trick works! Edgar Kelly - thanks a TON!

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

Just read this page with exact same problem, jiggled the lid around a bit and the spin cycle started. Easiest repair I've ever done...

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

  • sydneyhope Feb 06, 2011

    For the past year I've had to push down on the top of the washer to get it to go again, but then it got worse 2 days ago. I tried pushing something into the switch slot and it turned on, but then OH NO I heard what sounded like a piece falling on the inside (maybe a screw) and so now it wont work at all. I refuse to tell my husband until I try to fix it myself first... so now I will have to try to open the front (thanks for the instructions from someone on another posted question I am hoping I can do that fairly easily.) Hopefully I can fix it myself, I refuse to spend the money on a repairman or as my husband will probably want to do, just by a new one. Need to find a job first before I spend that kind of money. Thanks for all the suggestions on this site.

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