I have tested the lid switch and it works. I have checked all of the parts under the machine. I believe it is the timer. It goes through the cycles but does not spin. How do you confirm it is the timer?
Answer Hello Michael,
The most common issue with this style unit is the lid switch. Be aware that the lid switch has to be actuated and if the lid hinge screws are loose or missing, this will cause the lid switch not to be properly activated. The next thing you need to check is the wires to the motor capacitor. If they lose connection it will cause the same issue. If you want to check the timer, put the unit into the spin cycle and test at the motor connector for 120Vac. If there is no voltage there, you need to back up the circuit to locate where the voltage stops. If there is voltage there, the motor has failed.
Machine fills with water but does not through the cycles.
Answer Hello Willard,
You will want to do a continuity test on the lid switch 8318084. With lid closed there should be continuity. If there is no continuity then the switch is bad and needs to be replaced.
Washer starts washing. You lift lid up,washer stop. Close lid washer does not start up again, only a low buzzing sound from the timer can be heard.
Answer Hello Francis. Check and make sure the lid switch is good on the unit. If not, replace the lid switch assembly. If it is good, see if there is power going to the motor on the unit. If there is power going to the motor and the motor does not run, replace the motor. If there is no power to the motor, and the timer is humming, you will need to replace the timer 8572976 in the unit. 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
Machine fills with water but does not advance through the cycles.
Answer Hello Stan. You will need to check and make sure the lid switch 8318084 is not bad on the unit and it is working properly on the unit. If not, it will cause the unit not to agitate or spin out properly and the timer will not advance.
how can i test for a faulty water level switch or air tube?
Answer JG, At the water level switch W10339251 , with the air dome hose, and wiring disconnected, there should be a "closed" circuit between the Purple and Pink terminals of the switch, with no water in the tub. When you blow into the attachment port on the switch, you should hear a click, and the circuit should open, and the circuit should "close" between the Purple and Tan terminals of the switch. As for the air dome hose, Check and make sure there are no kinks, twists, pinches in the hose. Diconnect it from the water level switch and blow into the end to clear any debris or build up in the hose or tub connection. You may also want to remove the hose, pinch one end closed and blow in it, to make sure there are no "pin holes" in the tube. Good Luck and Thanks