My washer quit running after the wash cycle control knob was making rapid clicking/humming sounds but not advancing to next stage. Also I cannot get the machine to spin or pump water, is timer bad ?
Answer Carl, The clicking humming and no advance would be a faulty timer 3948852. The no spin or drain, is most likely an issue in the timer, but you should also check the lid switch 3949247 as well. If the switch doesn't have a closed circuit when the lid is down / closed, the washer motor can't reverse and drain or spin the tub.
My washer will run through all the cylces but will not drain. The lid switch seams to work cause while spinning and i open the lid it stops. Replaced the pump and checked all the hoses for clogs. Wondering if the timer?
Answer Hello Rick. No, the pump attaches to the motor, so if the motor is turning, so is the pump. It has to be clogged or the pump is stripped out if the unit is spinning. If the unit agitates during the spin, then it could be the timer or the motor that is bad.
Our washer will fiil, agitate,then stops and will not drain and spin. We have done the continuity check with the multi meter, and it checks out okay. How do I check to determine if it might be the timer switch??
Answer Rambo, Are you sure you checked the lid switch circuits and wiring back to the timer, and the plastic actuator on the washer lid 358684 and made sure the lid switch assembly 3949247 is properly mounted and secured to the top of the washer ? If so, then you'll need to unplug the power cord, set the timer to the final spin / drain and pull out the knob. and check for the appropriate "closed" contacts (filled in black area of timer cycle chart). ie: You'd need to check for a "closed" Circuit between the gray and black wires from the lid switch at the timer block terminal.