I have a whirlpool washer that will drain but not spin. Do you know what it might be?
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Kenmore Washer 11092580100
Your recommended Lid Switch Assembly Part Number: 285671 (AP3094500).
This does NOT have the small diameter water level hose [Different from the main large dia water level hose in a separate circuit] attached to my washer's original lid switch.
It comes through the same opening as the two black wires, there is NO third green\earth wire in this group [Two black wires and the small dia hose] coming from the same orifice in the original switch.
Without that small dia hose (unplugged) the washer overflows...!
What do you recommend?
Answer Doityourself, Apparently there are several misunderstandings, First, you do have the correct part number 285671 for the lid switch assembly for the model number you supplied. Some versions of this style washer do not have a ground wire(green wire) in the machine harness, but the switch wiring is configured to compensate for the wiring changes across the different versions of machines.
There is no air dome hose large or small diameter that attaches to the lid switch assembly. There is only one(1) air dome/ air pressure tube 353244. It attaches to the air bell on the right rear side of the outer tub, is routed up along the back panel of the washer cabinet, (there is a retainer that will hold the hose in position on the back) The air hose enters the top and console assembly through the gap molded in the right rear area of the top panel, along with the wiring harness to the lower portion of the washer(motor, fill valve, etc.), it then attaches to the round attachment port on the water level switch 3356467. You do need to make sure the tube is not twisted or kinked, and that is has an air tight seal at the air bell on the side of the tub and at the port on the water level switch. You will need to check and re route the air tube and make sure it enters the top assembly through the gab molded in the top assembly right rear area. and make sure you attach the hose to the water level switch port.
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.