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Washer whirlpool thin twin LTE5243DQ1 won't drain water out or spin on any cycle. It washes, skips drain and spin, goes to rinse cycle and when it should drain and spin it stops.

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    after the wash cycle it just stops

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Washer stop during drain and rinse cycle

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    start washer it goes thru wash cycle spin cycle and then while draining it stops and reads suds error

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The symptoms you describe are typical of a broken lid switch. The lid switch is located under the washer top on the right hand side. It is activated through a slot by a small plastic piece on the lid called a "lid strike". Make sure the lid strike is still installed and not broken. Make sure the lid switch itself is not loose, as well. There are two mounting screws along the washer tub opening that hold it in place. If the screws become loose the switch will not make contact with the lid strike when the lid is closed. If you need to replace the switch or lid strike, the parts are available at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Washer Top and Lid" heading on the next page. The lid switch is listed as item number 22 (part #3355806) and the lid strike is listed as item number 16 (part #358684). Both parts combined will cost you about $30. If you have further questions and/or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

  • Stephen Gagliano
    Stephen Gagliano Jan 04, 2014

    This problem IS NOT associated with the lid switch, as that went out some time ago...and as a solution, I simply removed it, and direct wired it so that the washer always thinks it is closed.

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