Our washer will not rinse or spin. Could the problem be the Lid Switch Assembly?
Answer Hello Karla. Yes, if the lid switch is bad on the unit, it will prevent the unit from going into the spin cycle.
Is the washing machine lid switch a mercury switch?
Answer Hello Justin,
There is no mercury in the lid switch. It is a mechanical switch with a spring in it. When the lid is closed, the spring is compressed and the switch is closed electrically.
Does the lid switch assembly work on the whirlpool ultimate care II ???
Answer Hello Joseph. Yes, this switch does fit some of those, but you will need to check your model number to be certain.
Kenmore washer fills with water but will not agitate or spin. No noises from motor etc.
You will want to test your lid switch for continuity. With the lid closed there should be continuity and if there is not continuity then replace the switch.
My Whirlpool washer will fill water and agitate to wash clothes, however it will not drain or spin to move to the rinse cycle. I had to take the clothes out of the machine and now my machine is just filled with water until I drain it out. Do I have to change the lid switch?
Answer Lee, Yes, you probably will need a new lid switch 3949247 or at least that's where you want to start. The washer is designed to fill and agitate, with the lid up/open. But, the lid has to be down (lid switch activated) in order for the washer to drain and spin. Check and make sure the lid strike 358684 is still attached to the lid, and the lid switch hasn't gotten dislodged, first