My lid lock keeps flashing and I have to manual press start button for it to go into the next cycle. The lid can also be open and the washer will continue to cycle. It often will not spin and we have to put it to drain and spin to complete cycle.
Answer Cindy, You're on the right track, the actuator W10006355 is usually the culprit when it comes to issues with the spin cycle and lid lock assembly. You should retrieve the tech data sheet from the inside of the cabinet front panel and conduct the various diagnostics test to have a better indication of the actual issue.
Can the actuator be tested outside of the machine using a multi-meter?
Answer Hello Frank. Yes, you can test for power tot he shifter. Also, Motor Resistance
2k to 3.5k ohms on the shifter. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I have a Whirlpool Washer, the last laundry cycle the washer did not spin, and when I started the cycle over the motor moved like it wanted to start, but didn't . Thanks!!
Answer Avioneta, The actuator / shifter assembly W10006355 is the most likely issue with the washer, and the best place to start. This device determines if the motor will run, and in which part of the cycle to perform (wash or spin) by shifting the "splutch' and activating the agitate shaft or the spin shaft in the gear case.
Maytag washer stops mid cycle. Shows basket speed sensor and motor unable to reach target speed faults. Lid lock is new and ohms out OK.
Answer Hello C.J.,
This unit needs to be put into the automatic test mode. This will pull the fault codes and give you an idea of where to start. This procedure is laid out in the tech sheet located in a re-sealable plastic bag glued to the inside of the front panel. Let us know if further assistance is needed.
Easy way to replace and install Actuator W10006355 Thanks John
Answer John, If room allows, the easiest way is to remove power to the washer, turn off the water supply, and move the washer out as far as possible, then lean it back against the wall, and have someone watch the machine or block up the front so you can work on it from underneath. disconnect the wire harness from the shifter assembly. Remove the two(2) mounting screws(flat blade screw driver). remove the arm from the shifter lever and drop the assembly from the transmission case. Reverse the procedure and test the washer for operation.
I have a whirlpool cabrio. Recently it has stopping working. When you first start it up and it is trying to sense the load the lid locks and starts blinking. It will not do anything else. Some told me it was the synchronous motor. Please help.
Yes, the actuator W10006355 is the most likely issue with your washer, based on past information and experiences. The actuator designates the direction and speed of the motor in agitate or spin. It also contains sensors which communicate to the main control board, and false information from the actuator can cause intermittent and improper lid latch operation. The W10006355 is the correct component for the model number you supplied.
What is the purpose of the actuator?
Answer Hello Phil. The actuator shifts between agitate and spin in the unit.
Does the actuator switch perform the same function as the wig wag switch did on older Models? This will not spin and water standing in the unit? Thanks Jerry
The actuator is the same in a sense but is a little more elaborate than the wigwag switch due to sensors that are in the actuator. If the unit is not draining this is the first avenue you will want to explore. With the unit not draining then it will not go into the spin cycle. Normally there will be a series of flashing lights which would be an error code in which you will want to access the tech sheet and the error codes are located on it. If there are no errors displayed then you will want to put into a service diagnostic mode and check for error codes.