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Roper spin cycle

Ok which of the 3 wires, 2 gray, 1 green do you put jumper wire on to make roper spin, it is not the lid pin, but the tab which the lid pin touches to spin out

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The "tab" you are referring to is connected to the lid switch. Symptoms of a defective lid switch may include, filling and stopping on the intial fill cycle, a wash tub that will not drain, and stopping right after the wash cycle and not advancing to rinse or spin cycles.

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 the model number you posted this question under is correct, the part number for a replacement switch is 3949247.

HINT: If you have determined the lid switch to be defective and would like to use the washer in the interim while awaiting parts, you can make yourself a by-pass plug by following these steps:

1. UNPLUG the washer.
2. Remove the lid switch by following the instructions in the link I provided.
3. With the lid switch in hand, cut the white plug off the end, leaving about two inches of wire.
4. Cut the center wire (ground wire - usually green or green/yellow in color) flush.
5. Take the remaining two wires (usually black or gray in color) and splice them together using a wire lug.

You have now made your yourself a by-pass plug that you can re-use if necessary. Take the by-pass plug and plug it in to the timer connector and the lid switch is now by-passed.

CAUTION: You will need to turn the timer off in order to stop the washer now. Only use this as a TEMPORARY repair until you can replace the lid switch.

If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please post back 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.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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