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Whirlpool washer will not spin no more

Hi my washer stop spinnin. any one know what part do i need

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  • wayahead Feb 06, 2008

    my washer will fill with water but will not spin.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    whirlpool ultimate care II top load washer will not spin.



  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    my washer wont spin, but it does dreain the the water during the spin cycle

  • joejackson Aug 13, 2008

    My washer will agitate, and will fill with water and drain, but when you go to spin, it makes a load noise that sounds like gears slipping or popping. Any ideas?

  • oscamp Sep 04, 2008

    Hi, I have the same problem, I've managed to by pass the lid switch by jumping the connector, that allowed me to watch the cycles, when the machine is trying to spin it fails to do so but if I give it a little push the tub starts spinning and completes the cycle without further problems, I'm not too sure if this is still related to the lid switch or something else, any ideas?



    My machine is a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II, model LSN1000LW0



    Thanks

  • sklubock Dec 13, 2008

    I have the same problem and would like to disable the lid switch and still allow drain and rinse cycles without opening the console. Model# LSQ8243HQ0 Whirlpool Ultimate Care II

  • stephyboo Dec 17, 2008

    my washer goes to the rinse cyccle and says Ld

    what should i do or do i need to repair it

    and i already changed the pump and it still said Ld



    my washer is a eclipse whirlpool washer

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Does it fill or agitate? I need further information to be able to determine what may be the problem. This can make the difference between an easy repair that's inexpensive, or a repair that could cost a little and take some time. Please post back and let me know.

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My machine also had would not empty or spin. I am useless with tools and fixing stuff. These directions above had the angry wife happy in a couple hours. My machine had 2 screws in the back that needed to be loosened too. Followed directions and had old part removed in bout 20 minutes, replaced part at appliance store for $38, and replaced and put back together in about 15 minutes with the wifes help. She wanted it fixed today and I am shocked it it is done!! Thank you so much for the help. Appliance guy would have been 4x as much and couldn't get here for days and laundry was piling up.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

Awesome

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

Just to update your solution.

My washer has end caps that are screwed on from the rear. They have clips over them, presumably to keep them from unscrewing themselves.

This Whirlpool did not require separating the top from the frame. You can access the switch by unscrewing its screws from "outside".

There is a clip holding the switch cable in place. A bit of a bear to deal with!

We ended up bypassing the swtch and saved $53!!!

A very helpful solution.

Posted on May 29, 2008

Washer will not spin or agitate...Just makes a loud noise...

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This is a common symptom of a defective lid switch. If you try opening and closing the lid and do not hear a distinctive "clicking" sound, your lid switch may need to be replaced. Some lid switches are located on the right-hand side of the lid opening with a small slot. It is activated by a plunger on the lid itself. Make sure the plunger is not broken off. This will also keep the switch from not working. On some model washers the lid switch is located on the left-hand side, in the rear, mounted under the casing near the lid hinge. It is activated by a rod on the lid. Sometimes the rod can be adjusted if it is not making good contact with the switch. In either case, if the switch is not activated, it will allow the washer to fill and agitate, but will not start the rinse or drain cycles. If you wish to attempt the repair yourself, the switch costs about $35 and is fairly simple to replace if you follow the steps below:

First of all, unplug your washer. You will need to remove the console in order to get to the lid switch. I believe your washer has release tabs under the console at each front corner. Simply slide a putty knife straight in from the front at each corner and push in while lifting up. You should feel the release tabs push in and the console will pop up. Or, you may have a console that has removable end caps. They can be removed by gently prying up on the top of them from the rear on each side. You may have to use a small screwdriver for this. The caps should pop right off. Once removed, you will need to loosen a screw under each cap. Once you have the console loosened, carefully lift it up and lay it back over the rear panel of the washer in its resting position. Be careful not to damage the small plastic hinges that hold it in place. Now you will need to perform the following steps:

1. Under the console you will find the lid switch connector. Unplug the switch from the connector.

2. There will be two brass colored clips. You will need to remove these to remove the machine casing. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip. Push the screwdriver away from you while holding into the groove and the clip will release.

3. Open the lid of the washer and place your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash tub). Now pull the case from the frame by lifting from the back first.

You do not have to remove it all the way from the frame. Just enough to gain access to the switch. All there is to the switch is a couple of screws holding it in and a ground wire. It's a pretty easy repair job.

Once you've completed your switch installation, make sure you get the case back on the frame correctly by following these steps:

1. While looking down through the lid opening, place the front lip of the machine case UNDER the washer frame and start leaning it back onto the frame. There are four small cleats that must fit into four slots on the case or the washer will vibrate. Make sure the frame is seated properly, lean forward from the front of the washer, grasp both sides of the rear panel and pull towards the case. The rear panel should be seated and flush with the casing before inserting the retaining clips.

2. Insert the brass-colored clips into the slot on the washer rear panel first, then push straight down into the opening on the top of the washer with some force. If you have the case seated correctly, the clips will snap back in.

3. Make sure you plug the connector from the console back into the lid switch receptacle and close the console.

I hope you find this helpful. If you have any questions please let me know by posting comments.

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