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Whirlpool Washer The washer won't go into the rinse cycle and the water won't drain.

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These are usually symptoms of a failed lid switch. The following link explains how to replace the lid switch step-by-step:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385199-replacing_lid_switch_whirlpool_top

Open and close the lid and listen for a distinctive "clicking" noise. The lid switch should activate as the lid closes. If you do not hear the switch, chances are the switch has come loose, the lid strike (small plastoic piece on the washer lid on some models) has broken off, or the switch itself is broken. Please post back with your model number and I can confirm how your washer is configured. I hope this helps you.

PS This repair should only cost you about $25 to $35 if you decide to do it yourself. Also, you do not have to drain the wash tub to repair the switch. Once the problem is corrected, the tub will drain on its own. This will save you the effort of having to bail water out of the tub.

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