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Washing machine installed new lid switch and motor coupler on my washer- machine spins properly- now water won't shut off and agitate - machine will drain if dial moved to drain spin cycle. Placed on small load and tub filled to capacity- had to stop it or it would have overflowed

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  • estar Dec 27, 2007

    could i have installed something wrong to trigger this - it was not a problem before my repairs

  • estar Dec 27, 2007

    did i connect the green wire correctly- is it not shutting off the water because of incorrectly connecting- help me please- husband out of town - trying to make my own repairs-

  • estar Dec 27, 2007

    I'm going to go and check where the lid egages the switch, but sir, i have no idea what a bushes is to see if its gone wrong- the motor is located at the bottom of my machine- are you talking about the motor in the dial knob to set the cycles?

  • estar Dec 27, 2007

    I went and tried what you suggested - water still does not shut off

  • estar Dec 27, 2007

    is there not anyone available that works on washer- profiles on last 2 advisors list computers and such- my washer uses couplers instead of a belt to drive the spin and agitation cycles.

  • estar Dec 27, 2007

    this makes perfect sense to me as i saw this tube when i took the outer cover off the machine- i'm going to go and look thank you so much

  • estar Dec 27, 2007

    Dear dr- you hit the nail on the head. when replacing the back to my machine i pinched the tube. I moved the tube to an area obviously made for this tube and tried the fill and agitation cylce- worked like a charm. Tell the other 2 gentleman thanks for their concerns- will probably need their expertise at a later date. as for now you are the man of the hour- thank you- hygienist in texas-trying to save a penny

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I don't think it's the lid switch. The lid switch would cause it not to start spinning, but it wouldn't cause it to overflow.

When you turn it on, it starts filling the tub with water. There are two ways your washing machine keeps track of how much water you need - time fill machines will keep filling it for a certain amount of time, while float fill machines have an internal floater that triggers a switch when the water reaches a certain height. Time fill are a bit more common.

Do you know what model your machine is? I could find out whether it's float or time fill if I knew the exact model. Either way, the mechanism that tells the machine it's full is obviously not functioning properly. It could be a damaged electrical connection (wire that is cut, burnt, etc) on either type. If it's a float fill, it could also be that the floater or the switch it's attached to are damaged. If it's a time fill, it could be that your timer is damaged. I can't really say specifically without knowing more about your washing machine, which is why I need the brand and model number.

But regardless, if it was just the switch on the door, it would fill to the proper height and then just stop... it wouldn't keep filling.

Get me that brand and model number, and I'll see what else I can find out.

-Dyllan

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  • John Goodman Dec 27, 2007

    I do have experience with washing machine repair, however more recently I've been working with computers - and I emphasized that in my profile because it is what I enjoy more. But I do know what I'm talking about.

    However, if you prefer someone who solely specializes in large appliances, the dr has given sound advice (going into a bit more detail on the floater style... if that's what he thinks you have, he's likely right). You won't go wrong listening to him either.

    -Dyllan

  • John Goodman Dec 27, 2007

    One other note. You have rated each of us as "Thanks for Trying" - while that's not a negative rating, it isn't a positive either.

    It is of course up to you how you rate us, however since the dr managed to answer your question so quickly, I would think he would deserve a higher rating, at least.

    -Dyllan

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Everyone has given you bad advice. First your washer has no brushes, and your timer is probably fine. The part that tells the washer when its full is the pressure switch. This is the switch that is the water size selector. It has a clear tube that connects the switch to the air dome on the outer tub. This tube cant be kinked and make sure there are no holes in it. Also make sure the air dome is clear by blowing air through it also suck some water through the tube and blow it back in to clear the line. Let me know what you find.

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    joey shearer Dec 27, 2007

    Hey there Estar im glad that the cabinet was pinching the tube and it was an easy repair. Would you mind accepting my solution so fixya will credit my profile?? Thanks again

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You might have connected it wrong or the switch found under the lid is not getting pushed in far enough.
It might also be your coupler, make sure everything is attached well and make sure it gets sufficient power [220v I would guess]

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    Simon Zwaan Dec 27, 2007

    What year is it ?

    It might still be under warranty, if so contact support and maybe they'll fix it for you.

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May be lid has not been fixed properly
You may be able to check it. With the lid open and the dial set to agitate, try inserting a something PLASTIC like a stirrer or ballpoint pen cap into the slot where the lid cam engages the switch. It may be possible to manually turn the switch on with pressure UP, in the direction the cam would normally contact.

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 27, 2007

    actually after filling off water from nozzle the motor must start the other processes. if lid is perfect the bushes have gone wrong. You can pick up another couple for around £12. If
    you take the top off, you will find them located either side of the
    motor. Replace these and all should be okay.

    but i shall make you ensure this.
    before replacing the bushes take a multimeter and check if the motor is recieveing proper supply that it must recieve.
    if power supply is problem you can try different supply. else means bushes is the problem. am sorry for spelling mistakes...

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 27, 2007

    try mu last post. and tell me madam

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 27, 2007

    even if it dosent work You may have broken your belt. Unfortunately you'll have to call a repair person to fix this.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 27, 2007

    no mam. not that motor. am speaking about the main motor at bottom of machine.
    as far as my technical knowledge is concerned its brushes. not bushes.
    i got it from another solutions so dint edit it.
    the supply frm power comes to brushes. these brushes are responsible for giving supply to motor windings.

    if these brushes are reciving proper supply means problem is with motor. if not problem is with supply.

    but i think you will get worked out in that LID fixing technique itself

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 27, 2007

    you may first try

    the dr's advice..
    he seems to have a sound knowledge abut this.
    i have just electrical knowledge as am a electrical student. but i dont know practically what motor is inside the washing machine. but motors in dishwashers have brushes i think. i said the solution in same concept.. sorry

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 27, 2007

    from advice of the dr's itself it was clear that it will surely work.. i think its the best and final solution


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Possible bad or burned contacts inside timer assembly

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The washing machine wont agitate?


There are many possibilities for this problem. you will have to check all of them one by one mentioned as follows :--- There is a lid switch in the washer. The washing machine will not start spinning till the lid is closed. In some cases it has been seen that lid is closed still the washer does not agitating. in this cases the lid switch has to be checked. if the lid switch is faulty then the closed lid will not be detected by the washing machine, and it will not start agitate cycle.
But if the lid switch is ok checked, then other possibility can be fault in the motor coupler. Many a times the motor coupler is broken .The motor coupler is plastic/rubber kind of material fitted on the shaft of the motor .Check properly if the motor coupler seems cracked, worn out loose or broken then it needs to be replaced to solve the issue. But if motor coupler is checked ok then other possibility for this problem is the spinning belt. If the belt is worn out or loose or cracked/broken then it needs to replace.
Only for GE washers. In GE model washers, there is a clutch used for proper spin speed. If the clutch wears out, it has to be replaced.But if clutch/belt seems ok. then other possibility is driver motor itself .check if the motor has power if not then the motor is got internally burnt .in this case the drive motor needs to be replaced. but if drive motor is functioning properly then other possibility to be checked for this fault is the transmission shifter and pulley. If the transmission shifter becomes defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. Replacing the shifter is bit time consuming and tough job. you will require proper tools to deal with this problem.. But if the transmission shifter is properly working then other possibility to check is the Agitator itself.If the transmission is moving properly but the Agitator is getting stuck and not moving properly then its the fault in the agitator assembly that has to be replaced to solve the problem. This will help.Thanks.

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If it is a top load washer I would check the lid switch, you should hear a click everytime you close the lid. If that is ok, there is a coupler between the motor and transmission, if it is a whirlpool, maytag, estate, admiral or kenmore.

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Motor Coupling If the washer won't spin or agitate the motor coupling might have failed. The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission. It is designed to fail if the washer is overloaded in order to protect both the motor and transmission.

Drive Belt If the washer won't spin or agitate, check the drive belt. If the belt is broken or if it isn't tight on the pulleys the washer won't spin or agitate properly.

Drive Motor If the washer won't spin or agitate the drive motor might be defective. This is not common. Check all of the other related parts to this symptom before replacing the motor. If the motor is visibly burned out or physically damaged, replace it.
Stator Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the stator assembly might be burned out. The stator is essentially one half of a motor, it interacts with the tub by creating a strong electro-magnet. If the stator burns out the washer won't spin or agitate. Check the stator for continuity. This part is often misdiagnosed.

Door or Lid Latch Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Motor Control Board If the washer won't spin or agitate the motor control board might be defective. The motor control board provides power to the motor as well as direction and force. If the motor control board is defective the washer may not work at all or function properly.
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Drive Belt If the washer won't spin or agitate, check the drive belt. If the belt is broken or if it isn't tight on the pulleys the washer won't spin or agitate properly.

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Stator Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the stator assembly might be burned out. The stator is essentially one half of a motor, it interacts with the tub by creating a strong electro-magnet. If the stator burns out the washer won't spin or agitate. Check the stator for continuity. This part is often misdiagnosed.

Door or Lid Latch Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

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Hello,this is usually a very common problem I have listed all of the possiable reasons and the troubleshooting solutions for you to check ok so just follow the soluition and click on the item mentioned : Lid switch Motor coupler Belts Clutch Drive motor Drive pulleys Transmission Agitator Lid switch If the lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate or function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it. Motor coupler Many washers produced by Whirlpool® use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. If this happens, you need to completely replace it. Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor. Drive pulleys The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley. The inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline.

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It doesn't agitate If your washer doesn't agitate, check these:

Lid switch
Motor coupler
Belts
Clutch
Drive motor
Drive pulleys
Transmission
Agitator
Lid switch If the lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate or function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it. 

Motor coupler Many washers produced by Whirlpool® use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. If this happens, you need to completely replace it.

Belts Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)

Clutch If your washer was made by GE®, it may use a clutch for agitating the clothes. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the washer from agitating well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.

Drive motor Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor. 

Drive pulleys The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley.

Transmission The transmission could have either of these problems:

  • Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may not agitate properly or at all.


  • The transmission may have a worn or broken gear, or some other internal problem.


If you suspect a transmission problem, you may have to call a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.

Agitator The inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline.

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Washer wont agitate.


If your washer doesn't agitate, check these:

Lid switch
Motor coupler
Belts
Clutch
Drive motor
Drive pulleys
Transmission
Agitator
Lid switch If the lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate or function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it. 

Motor coupler Many washers produced by Whirlpool® use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. If this happens, you need to completely replace it.

Belts Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)

Clutch If your washer was made by GE®, it may use a clutch for agitating the clothes. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the washer from agitating well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.

Drive motor Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor. 

Drive pulleys The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley.

Transmission The transmission could have either of these problems:

  • Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may not agitate properly or at all.


  • The transmission may have a worn or broken gear, or some other internal problem.


If you suspect a transmission problem, you may have to call a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.

Agitator The inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline.

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if it wont drain , check your lid switch, check out your motor coupler, if it will not agitate and spin, replace your motor coupler, if it agitates and dont spin, replace your lid switch.

alot of times the washer will drain but we hurriedly cut it off when we hear noise or the water is out but it never spinned and so the clothes are soapy wet...

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