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LG WP-1100QS twin tub spinner runs constantly when plug is switched on, even when timer is off & spinner lid open. Had no faults until today.Ideas on cause?

LG WP-1100QS twin tub spinner runs constantly when plug is switched on, even when timer is off & spinner lid open. Had no faults until today. Ideas welcome

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Hello....Most likely, the main control board is shorted out. Have you had any power outages or brown-outs in the last 4-6 weeks? Power issues such as surges absolutely can wreak havoc on the electronic controls of household appliances! I hope I helped you!

Posted on Feb 27, 2020

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SOURCE: My L.G. Model WP.9914PT. Washing machine when I turn the spinner timer then the curcuit braker trips.

prob earth leakage on motor or pump

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SOURCE: How do I fix water not staying in the wash tub of Twin tub, LG WP 750R?

If your drain is not high enough the water will siphon out while filling. Check your owner's manual for correct height, usually about 39 inches from ground

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Testimonial: "Hi, the drain is high enough. it's been working well till a laundry session where it stopped. i even tried blocking the drain outlet, so i could manage a wash, but the water just flowed to the spinning section."

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SOURCE: LG Model WP-9241 Washing Machine - Wash tub ok but

i am getting problem in spin unit pl give us manual of it for repair

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SOURCE: Kenmore washer will do everyything but final rinse

Sounds like a lid switch to me. The symptoms you describe are often caused by a lid switch malfunction. The switch may be loose or not making good contact. As you open and close the lid, you should hear a "clicking" sound as the lid switch is activated. If you do not hear the switch, check to make sure the lid strike in still intact. This is a small plastic piece mounted on the lid that pushes down on the switch through a slot on the wash tub opening on the right hand side. If this piece breaks off, it will give the same symptoms of a broken lid switch. Next, check the two mounting screws on the right side of the wash tub opening to make sure they are tight. These are the mounting screws for the lid switch. Sometimes they come loose and the switch does not make proper contact. If you attempt all these preliminaries, and the switch still does not seem to be working properly, replace it.

Replacement parts can be found at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and the lid switch will be located under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item number 11 (part #3949238). The lid strike is listed as item 20 (part #350733). You may also check repairclinic.com. They carry the SAME parts and sometimes offer a better price. For instructions on how to replace a lid switch, click on the following link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

This is a simple and inexpensive repair if you wish to accomplish this on your own. A replacement switch usually costs between $25 and $35. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you require further assistance.

NOTE: Future reference (this is just constructive advice), if you are in the habit of slamming the washer lid or placing heavy objects on the it, this will cause damage to the lid switch. In addition, also make sure your washer lid is not bowed. Placing objects on the lid can cause the lid to bow and prevent it from making the proper contact with the lid switch. This will give you the same symptoms.

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