"There is a pause after the pump out that shift the tranmission into
spin also if you open the lid the unit will go into spin before it
pumps out completely . They have since fixed this issue...The newer
models work offf the pressure switch to tell the unit when to go into
spin only after the water level switch is open telling the machine
there is no water left in the unit"
Thank you very much for the information! Do you mean that if I lift the lid at any time after the cycle has started, it will spin before pumping out? It seems to do it whether I do or not.
How would you suggest remedying this -- would it be a timer sequencing problem (replace the timer switch) or a level sensor problem (replace the pressure switch)? The unit was purchased in ~2003, so it may qualify as one of the "older" models.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
the clutch isn't falling until you manually open the lid then you hear a clunk and then the tub spins you have a bad timer.if it had anything to do with the ****** it wouldn't spin no matter what the timer part number is 8546681 and it's 74 dollars on the sears site,also you can go to this site http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Circuit-Board-or-Timer/8546681/1060743 and they will take back any part up to 1 years time,you can't beat that and it's 76 dollars here.hope this helps and good luck.let me know how you make out,
make sure that nothing is blocking the drain pump assembly located inside the
bottom of the unit, after this test the lid switch assembly, you jump it to
test it. If the lid switch is also fine then the control board should be
replaced. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.
The top reason why that washer will not drain is gonna be the lid switch. Why you might ask? The motor on your machine runs in both directions as it does triple duty. It washes it pumps and it spins. In one direction the tub is locked and the agitation washes them clothes.In the other direction it pumps and spins. The original models would pump and spin at the same time. This strained the motor so the newer models have a neutral pack installed in the tranny to allow the water to be drained first before she takes off. A momentary pause shifts the tranny fom pump to spin. If the water does not pump out it is because the lid switch is broken. Older models will allow the washer to wash but no spin with the lid open. Newer models won't allow for wash or spin. After you remove the case you will notice the lid switch quick connect has 3 wires. 2 hot wires and a green ground wire bolted to frame.
I jump the 2 hot wires so I can run the washer with the case off. I can locate leaks and noises and observe the washer in action with the case off.
does it even spin? check for broken coupler by checking for tub movment when opening lid when you hear motor in spin. if good check that machine advances to spin from neutral drain automatically. let it enter spin from rinse on its own. first it will drain without spin. after 2-3 min of drain motor will pause (with clank) then restart in spin. This pause can be accomplished by opening lid and closing as well but the timer should do it on its own. if bad replace timer.
Timer is defective. Your unit has a netural drain. When finished agitating, the shuts down and then starts up reversing to drain and spin. On the initial reverse start, the water drains without the transmission spinning. After a timed period 3-4 minutes, the timer is supposed to pause, stopping the motor for a few seconds. When the motor stops again, the transmission shift to the spin cycle and when the timer resumes power tothe motor it should spin. You are doing the same thing when you lift the lid...stopping the timer and then the tranny shifts and when you set the lid down, the washer spins. Replace the timer.......
if that is a top load whirpool suspect transmission..the transmission is designed to drain first and then after another timer pause go into spin sometimes after the pause they fail to do so it is a hard problem to verify without a lot of patience..put washer into final rinse allow washer to complete cycle on it's own DO NOT MANUALLY ADVANCE TIMER OR OPEN LID if possible you can raise lid and hold lid switch down.. after agitation there should a short pause then pump out then another pause and spin should engage if you do not here spin raise lid then shut if spin starts change transmission..on rare ocassion have seen timer never pause then change timer if this is only occasional may be hard to spot and may require more than 1 attempt to catch it..good luck
There is a pause after the pump out that shift the tranmission into spin also if you open the lid the unit will go into spin before it pumps out completely . They have since fixed this issue...The newer models work offf the pressure switch to tell the unit when to go into spin only after the water level switch is open telling the machine there is no water left in the unit