Question about Washing Machines
If your symptoms are:
1. Washer fills
2. Washer agitates.
3. When washer gets to spin cycle, it stops.
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 plastic piece called a “lid strike” on the lid itself. Make sure the lid strike is not broken off. This will 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 hinge. 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 maybe agitate, but will not start the rinse or drain cycles. If you diagnose it and wish to attempt the repair yourself, the switch costs about $35 and can usually be found at either repairclinic.com, or searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your COMPLETE model number (located around the lid opening) in the Search menu.
I hope you find this helpful. If you have any questions please let me know by posting comments.
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