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Will not fill with water,it will only operate on spin cycle

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Hello there
This a fairly common problem ...most likely you need a new water control valve. This valve turns on the cold water for cold, the hot water for hot or both hot and cold for warm water cycles. ok it will cost around 100 dollars depending on the exact model it may be less ok and it is fairly easy to change out which will save you tons of money by doing it yourself just get the part at your local appliance parts repair center and they should be able to tell you or have a diagram on this , or if you wave a warranty still on this you cvan use it too ok?
I hope that this has been very helpful for you
Best regards Michael

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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SOURCE: washer will fill fill with water but doesn't start wash cycle

it will fill but won,t spin, will throw out water as if it washed, then it take water to rinse but won,t spin ,then will throw out water as if it did , but clothes are soaked

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: water runs but doesn't fill tub and wont spin if put on spin cycl

The drain hose must be higher than the tub of the washer so many times I get called to find the hose on the ground to the drain an this will not let the tub fill.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

jsrock516
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SOURCE: During the spin cycle water pours continuously like fill cycle

This problem is commonly attributed to either a water inlet valve leaking by, or a pressure switch malfunction. The following link explains how to diagnose the problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3753517-whirlpool_top_load_washer_fills_when_not

I've included parts sources (if required) and how to repair each problem. If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this information is helpful to you.

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

jsrock516
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SOURCE: washer fills with water will not go into wash cycle and spin out

You need to check your lid switch. This is the most common cause of the problem you are experiencing. Symptoms may include, filling and stopping on the intial fill cycle, stopping right after the wash cycle, not advancing to rinse or spin cycles, and a wash tub that will not drain.

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 you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

On some models, the lid switch is located under the top casing by one of the lid hinges. You will know if you if you have this type of switch, because It does not have a lid strike and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This switch is actuated (toggled) by a rod on the lid hinge. With this type of switch, if you locate it and it can be toggled by hand, you may only need to adjust the actuator by bending it slightly.

NOTE: You do not have to drain or bail the water from the washer tub to perform this repair. Once a defective lid switch is replaced, the washer should drain normally.

A replacement lid switch (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The average price is about $20 - $30 if you perform the repair yourself. Prices differ between sites so shop and compare.

If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please post back with a complete MODEL NUMBER and let me know. The lid switch is a very simple repair that you can easily perform without the assistance of a repairman.


If this advice does not help you enough, repairclinic.com has a Repair Manual you can order to assist you with all your repairs. The part number is 1170635 and is priced at about $20. Searspartsdirect.com also has a repair manual for about the same price. Part number 4314044L. I hope this information is helpful to you.

Posted on Jun 08, 2010

Testimonial: " I had a repairman check it out. And it was the lid switch. Thanks for the information."

heatman101
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SOURCE: WASHER SPIN CYCLE WON'T WORK. IN ANY CHOSEN SPIN

Hi,

Problems with a washing machine not spinning or not draining are often interrelated..

If you are having a problem with your top load washer then check out thistip...

Washing Machine does not Pump or Spin


If you are having problems with your front load washing machine then checkoutthis tip...

Front Load Washing machine not draining and or not spinning


heatman101

Posted on Sep 18, 2010

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