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Spin cycle on Whirlpool washer stops

Spin cycle doesn't click in, so I'm left with a full load of water. I can sometimes go to another wash and use that spin, but doesn't always work.

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check your lid switch

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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SOURCE: Whirlpool top Loading washing machine won't spin on spin cycle

If the washer won't finish a spin cycle, it probably means that your timer went bad or stalled. You can take the control panel off and look at the contacts for scorching or corrosion.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Water level issues on the Whirlpool washer.

It's overfilling If your washer is overfilling, check these:

Water-inlet valve
Water-level switch
Water-inlet valve A defect in the water-inlet valve may mean that it's no longer able to shut off completely when the electricity has been turned off to it. If this occurs, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub. In time, the water may accumulate substantially. If this happens, you need to replace the valve.

Water-level switch A defect--or an obstruction--in the water-level switch may mean that it can't tell the water to shut off. So the machine overflows. This switch senses the water level in the clothes tub. It's usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. You can either clear any obstruction in the tube or replace the water-level switch.

It's underfilling The water-level switch regulates your washer's fill volume. This switch is usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. If the switch is defective, it may prematurely signal the water to shut off. If so, you probably need to replace the water-level switch.

The water temperature is incorrect The temperature of the incoming water determines the temperature of the water in your washer. You get either hot, cold, or a mix of the hot and cold water that's currently available to the machine. So if the cold water that enters the machine is very cold--or if the hot water entering the machine is very hot--the warm water is affected. 

If you live in a Northern climate, unless you adjust the hot and cold water taps that supply water to your washer, the warm water supplied to your washer is usually hotter during the summer months and colder during the winter months.

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool washer ultimate care II sometimes does not spin.

HI It sounds like the spin basket drive is going bad. If it was the lid switch, you would get no sound. Let me know if I can assist you further.


Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My Whirlpool washer won't agitate or spin . But it does drain the water.

i also had the same problem, and it ended up being the coupler. It was not hard to replace, it cost me about 19.00. I didn't follow full recomende instructions. I tipped the washer backwards. Removed the drain pump and the motor itself. Then I removed the old coupling and placed the new one. The washer is working like new...

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: whirlpool washing machine 6alsr7244mw3 always out

A very common call I get on Whirlpool built direct drive washers, and one of very few problems they have, is that the machine vibrates like it's out of balance when spinning even without any clothes in the basket. Sometimes it'll walk across the floor if this is allowed to worsen.The cause is nearly always support pads. The entire mechanism rests on these three small plastic pads, and when they wear even a little bit, the machine will vibrate like crazy in spin, like its load is badly out of balance. Replacing these pads (part 285744, around 10 for the set will nearly always correct this problem. And they aren't hard to replace if you re just a little handy Here s how Unplug the washer. Remove the 2 Phillips screws that retain the console. On some machines, these are hidden under console end caps that must be pried off. On newer models they re on the back of the console Rotate the console fwd then up and back it will hang back out of the way if the washer s away from the wall far enough.Unplug the white lid switch plug and pry up the 2 large clips that hold the cabinet to the washer back panel.Tilt the entire cabinet forward and it ll unhook from the retainers on the base. Lift the cabinet off and set aside (not as heavy as it sounds With the cabinet off you ll see 3 large horizontal springs, one in each corner of the support 'tripod and one smaller, vertical one in the left-rear that counterbalances the motor's weight. Unhook all 4 of these springs and insert a small piece of 1 by (5 8 or 3 4 thick) board to prop the mechanism up, to access the pads one at a time. Insert the piece of wood between pad locations, on a side of the support triangle a helper's handy here Use a little lighter fluid to clean the mating surface of the support plate that these pads ride against before inserting each new one. Be careful not to scratch the support plate when working under it it needs to be smooth and contaminate-free. Knock the old pads out one at a time, by lightly tapping on their mounting pins from underneath with a hammer. Put each new pad in place in its mounting holes, carefully remove the wooden 'shim then stand up and push down ******* the tub on that corner. You ll hear and feel the pad snap into its mounting holes.Repeat this process for each of the other two pads mounted on the support tripod' (do the rear, 'fun' one last after you have experience replacing the other two and your washer will behave a whole lot better in the spin cycle. And if you have any trouble finding these support pads locally, let me know. I keep lots of them in stock. You can order a set here Oh, and remember to reach around and pat yourself on the back! You just saved yourself at least 100.00

Posted on Oct 25, 2011

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