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Why does my washing machine fill with water and agitate then it does nothing else?

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Good day,
That is almost always due to a bad lid switch. An excellent tutorial follows, however, Be a aware the screws holding down the top console may be in any of 3 locations. Front left and right bottom corners, front left and right bottom covers but hidden by end caps, that have to be unsnapped first to uncover them, and lastly, on the bottom corners but on the rear.
As well, the lid switch comes in 3 flavors, so you will need to have the complete model number, or the switch assembly in hand when you go to purchase it.
The machine is a product of Whirlpool so you can buy it at any decent sized appliance parts house.
It isn't necessary to go to Sears unless it's handier for you.

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Your lid switch may be bad.


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