Our washer stops midcycle, every time, about a quarter of the way through the wash. The only way to get it to start again is to jiggle the cycle knob, or, strangely, leaning on top of the washer. We think it might have something to do with a possible burnout on the contacts inside the cycle knob. Jiggling the knob or leaning on the washer gets the knob back in touch with good contacts inside the knob. Can I just replace the cycle knob and fix this problem?
If the problem lies with the contacts, then the knob is not the direct problem, it would be the selector switch behind the knob. Although I don't understand how leaning on the to makes the machine work. Are you sure it is not the switch that indicates when the lid is closed? Either way, Yes!! you can simply just change the switch over.
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The PAU, or pause, error usually means that the washing machine cycle was interrupted and was not restarted properly. If you try to modify the cycle or start a new one before the first cycle is complete, the PAU error will appear on the display. If the washer was stopped midcycle and not restarted, the cycle must be canceled or completed before a new selection can be made. Push "Start/Pause" to allow the current cycle to finish before making a new selection, or push "Cancel" to stop the current cycle .
A Clothes Washer with the complaint "Leaks in Front" (on floor) can be;
Defective Water-Pump(Very common of non-belt models) - Many water-pumps become defective due to the constant wear and misc. items becoming lodged (coins, necklaces, shoe laces, screws, etc.) or breaking the plastic housing or connections. The water pump is fairly simply to replace and is located on the inside front of the machine.
The water pump is typically a white or off white plastic and will have (2) black drain hoses connected; one coming from the tub and the other going to the drain out the back/rear of the machine. Electric pumps with typically of 2 wires going to and connected to the pump. ** Note: When disconnecting and removing the water-pump, becareful of water remaining in tub that may come shooting/flowing out.