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Washer Stuck in Cycle

My whirpool washer will drain but will not move on to the spin cycle untill I pick up the lid and put it back down. Once I put the lid down it will immediatly start the spin cycle. Any ideas on how to fix the problem.

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    washer goes through all cycles fine and sounds normal until it gets to the spin cycle. i opened the lid and turned the drum just a little, closed the lid and it started to spin and finished the spin cycle. I did hear what sounded like a solenoid click once when i tried to turn the drum. It also started the spin cycle what seemed to be slower than normal and did pick up speed gradually as the cycle progressed.

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I checked the lid switch and nothing appears to be broken (cracked plastic). What exactly should I be looking for? Also during the agitator cycle I opened the lid and the washer stopped working. Does that mean that the lid switch is working?

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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How do I know if my lid switch is bad. Nothing appears to be broken (cracked plastic). Also during the agitator cycle I lifted the lid and the washer stopped.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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Yes check your lid switch for proper contact and operation the plastic holders on the switch are bad about one side breaking or cracking hold my rating till you inspect it in case you need repair info will walk you through it

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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The timer is bad / shorted. Mine used to try to spin with the water in it... that was a sight to see!

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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