Question about Whirlpool Washing Machines
The problem is usually related to a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch is located under the right-hand side of the tub rim and is activated by a small plastic piece on the lid, called a "lid strike". First, make sure the lid strike is not broken off. Second, double check the two mounting screws that hold the lid switch in place along the tub rim opening on the right-hand side. Sometimes, all that is required is to tighten the screws that hold the switch in place to realign it with the lid strike. If all parts are in place, open and shut the lid. You should hear a distinctive "clicking" sound indicating the switch is activating. If the switch still does not work, replace it. The following link explains:
A replacement switch can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Top and Cabinet" heading. The lid switch is listed as item number 9 and the lid strike is listed as item number 20. If you're exact model number is not shown, any of the listed models will do. The part numbers are still the same. You can also try any of the following other websources: repairclinic.com, pcappliancerepair.com and appliancepartspros.com. They all offer great service and competitive pricing. I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you have further questions.
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
i also had the same problem, and it ended up being the coupler. It was not hard to replace, it cost me about 19.00. I didn't follow full recomende instructions. I tipped the washer backwards. Removed the drain pump and the motor itself. Then I removed the old coupling and placed the new one. The washer is working like new...
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
The most common problem is the lid switch. with a screw driver in hand open the lid and press down on the lid switch. sometimes the mounting screws will crack the switch housing and the striker can't move the actuator far enough. I am interested in the clicking noise, as this could indicate a pump issue or a sock seizing up the tub.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
whirlpool washers have a drive coupling in between the motor and the transmission to replace this remove the top and disconnect the lid switch set it aside remove the front panel then remove the 2 clips that hold the pump on then push it out of the way then remove the 2 screws that hold the motor clamps on and then remove the upper and lower motor clamps remove the motor then replace the three piece "motor coupling" one piece goes on the motor the other three pronged plastic piece goes on the transmission and the rubber isolator goes between them and now just put every thing back together
Posted on Apr 01, 2010
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