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Washer stopped working mid cycle. Filled up with water still. The washer will not make a noise. Completely dead.

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Hello, Welcome to FixYa. The scenario you describe is usually associated with a faulty or broke lid switch...but I don't know if you checked that yet or if you know how.
The lid switch failure is definitely a common top load washer problem. Here`s how you can repair it pretty easily...

( this is based on the most common Whirlpool, Estate, Kitchen-Aid, Roper, Kenmore, Inglis top-load washer, not necessarily applicable to ALL...but it should cover yours)

Here`s a helpful link for changing it out,

http://videos.wittysparks.com/id/3098139337

The lid switch will look like this...

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Let me know how you make out. If this is something you think is not within' your scope of expertise please call a pro. I think you'll be fine with the tutorial video'

I will try to help in any manner I can of course as well. Good luck.


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Posted on May 20, 2011

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