Question about Whirlpool Washing Machines
The most common reason for this problem is the Lid Switch. If the lid is not closed, washer will not go into extract (drain) & then spin cycles. Check the lid to see if the plastic piece that pushes the switch down is broken off. You can simulate "Lid Down" condition by depressing switch with a screwdriver. It's located on the right side of the wash drum / tub. There is an oval slot there & you should hear & feel a click when pressed down. Look directly above that slot on the lid bottom for the plastic piece that is commonly broken off.
If it is, you can apply a temporary fix by wedging something in the slot to depress switch while you order a replacement part.
Operating washer with this interlock defeated can cause severe injury!
Washer will continue to spin with the lid up!
You should use this technique for troubleshooting purposes ONLY!
Please reply if this is NOT your problem and I'll post other causes & solutions for you.
Posted on Sep 16, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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