Question about Washing Machines
switch (part number 3949238) is most likely not working. Check its
continuity when the lid is closed. This requires the removal of the
console. Pull the top of the end cap
trims off then remove the screws at the front corners of the console
then slightly pull the console forward to clear the console tabs from the
slots on the top of the washer. Once cleared, flip the console
the rear of the washer and disconnect the lid switch wiring harness from
Using the a volt-ohmmeter, set it to the R X 1 scale check the continuity between the outer terminals of the lid switch wiring harness connector. Replace it should there be no continuity.
Access to the drain pump and the replacement of the lid switch requires the removal of the cabinet. The cabinet is attached to the rear of the washer by two brass-colored retaining clips. Insert the blade of a flat-bladed screwdriver into the lip of the clip on the cabinet side then push the handle rearward to release the clips.
Once the clips are released, open the lid and and grab the front rim of the cabinet then rock the cabinet forward and move it away from the machine.
To reinstall, bring the cabinet to the front of the washer then slide the front bottom rail of the cabinet under the rail at the base of the machine then lay down the cabinet into position. Make sure the slots in the cabinet sit into the tabs at the base of machine.
Secure the cabinet to the back of the machine with the two retaining clips. Inset the clips into the slots on the back of the machine then push it down into position to the slots on the cabinet. Reconnect the lid switch wiring harness connector and reinstall the console.
Posted on May 26, 2010
Thanks for using FixYa. If the washer is not draining at all it is due to the drain line that is clogged and the drain hose which is attached to the drain pump is clogged. To start with remove the drain hose from the pump and clean them. If everything else seems to be working fine then it is the issue with the pump which needs to be replaced. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
Posted on May 26, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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