Fills fine, agitates, gets to drain cycle and nothing happens- no noise from the pump- more common pump problem or timer problem?
Lid switch is broken
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Posted on Oct 04, 2007
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HELP!! Washer machine wont work. Doesnt drain or spin. Clicks to drain and spin but nothing happens, the timer still counts down as if everything is fine.
This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.
If the machine starts, fills and goes through its' agitate cycle fine, the problem is likely not in the motor or transmission. This type of washer uses a reversible motor. When turning one way, the machine agitates the clothes. When the timer gets to the spin cycle, the motor reverses, drives the pump (directly from the motor) for a period of time and then goes into spin cycle. This appears then that is is either the connection to the motor itself or the timer. The timer is driven by a separate motor on the control panel so if the contacts for the spin cycle are worn, the timer will move but the motor won't turn on.
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Leaks water...check the pump first. The fill valve and hoses may be the next step. See how to take apart info. With the use of plastic drain hoses on many machines today, this has become a common leak trouble maker. The drain hose can rub the wall or a pipe and this will rub a hole in the drain hose.
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