I have a whirlpool washer that will drain but not spin. Do you know what it might be?
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Washer will not empty or spin.
Answer Hello David. You need to check and see if the lid switch assembly 285671 is broke and bad on the unit. If it is broken, it will cause the unit not to drain or spin out. 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
Washer fills with water will agitate however won't advance into rinse or spin cycle
Answer Hello John. You will need to test and see if the lid switch 285671 is broke or bad in the unit. If so, it will cause the issues you are having. 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 turned the washer on and the lid slipped out of my hand. It fell back onto the dial and the water stopped. So I pulled it back out and no water came on. Why? Did the weight of the lid snap something in there? I can't find the model number but have other numbers like serial number SM 8525660, or type 848 and then there's CU 3124938. Any idea on what might be broken? Thanks for your help, Mrs. Myrs
Answer Hello Mrs. Myrs,
First off, you have to get way down to see the model number. It is on the I.D. tag where you found the serial number but is practically hidden by the bottom edge of the lid.
Also, did the lid fall and hit the lid switch or did it fall against the timer? You need to close the lid down slowly and listen close. When the lid switch is activates you will hear a very low, faint clicking noise. This click is the lid switch. If it fell back on the timer knob, it should have damaged nothing. It is designed to turn the machine off when the lid opens up to contact with the timer knob. If you dropped the lid to the closed position, it damaged the lid switch. I would gladly give a part number, but I cannot look up the part number without the model number. We can happily look up the part number for you if you would please post the model number.
in stead of taking the machine apart, to install a lid switch, can you not just connect to the old wire allready on the machine ?
Answer Jim, I wouldn't reccomend splicing wires to the lid switch 285671. You'd be safer and better off replacing the switch assembly complete. It's not that hard or time consuming a project. Thanks and Good Luck, PS Check out the Repair Video attached to the part number, You'll do fine.
I have a Whirlpool washer--At the regular cycle it fills and washes fine--will not drain-spin-rinse---but it does drain and spin fine at the final spin cycle. All other cycles work fine. What do you think the problem is?
Answer Beth, First check the lid hinges and lid bearing for loose screws, and worn out lid hinge bearings 21258, the lid has to be relatively tight in the opening. Then check the switch actuator and screws in the lid. Then consider the lid switch assembly 285671 it may be starting to fail. Thanks and Good Luck
Can you give me directions to replace my lid switch? I have the control panel open.
Answer Hello Sandy. Once the control panel is open, you will need to unplug the lid switch connector and release the two brass colored clips. Then pull the cabinet forward and slide the cabinet off the frame. You wll now be able to remove the screws holding the lid switch in place, and replace the lid switch. Reinstall in reverse order. Hope this helps.