Question about Washing Machines
This sounds as if you have a whirlpool/kenmore washing machine. If the machine is going through the cycles and then completlyl shutting off at the spin/drain cycle the first thing to check will be the lid switch. This is located either under the lid on the opposite side of the hinges, or under the control heading. Most of the time you can see if its physically broke if its under the lid, but if it looks intact get a small screwdriver and press down on it to see if you get a clicking noise. If the switch isnot there than it will be under the control heading. Slowly lower and close the lid to see if you hear a clicking noise to see if the switch is actuating. If you can't hear this noise, that means the switch isn't making contact telling the machine to go to the next cycle. Now, if the machine is getting to that cycle and is trying to drain/spin, and you can hear the motor runnin, something may e jammed in the pump. This is not a common occurance. If you specify which brand you have I could help a little more. Good luck.
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Nov 01, 2013 | Zanussi Washing Machines
It is possible that the machine does not start off the cycle because there are errors or back feedback from the inputs. For the program to start up the main program controller must initiate the INLET valve to open up and allow water to flow into. If this does not happen then the voltage at the inlet valve must be checked or the fault relates to no voltage from the controller. This means the controller is a suspect.
If the water flows then the flow should be good, if not the inlet valve is bad or there is dirt in the filter. Also check the flow at the inlet of the water line. Once the water comes into the system the WATER LEVEL SENSOR - normally a pressure switch- must activate at the preset/chosen level to give the signal to the program controller to switch on the motor. What is most important for the motor to start functioning is that the door switch must be ON when the door is shut or this will be an error for starting the motor for rinse and wash.
Finally after the wash the drain valve will be activated, the water is allowed to come in to rinse and then finally the dry spin with the drain valve/pump activated so as to drain off all the water from the clothes during the spin.
Make sure that a fault in any of the cycle will relate to the specified action, so check the command from the program module and then the executing device be it the valve or motor or pump.
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