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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2008, 09:35:37 PM »
Lets see if I can attach just the one pdf page from the service manual.

Can you open just the one pdf page JW and view it?

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Re:stack unit
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2008, 05:56:55 AM »
Once you release the top panel from those clips, it will pull forward slightly. Then you lift the front of it up a couple of inches so you can disconnect the door switch harness connector, which will be right in front of you as you lift the top panel up. Once this is disconnected, replacing the lid switch can be performed on the top panel while it is out of the machine. This is somewhat easier than removing the whole cabinet as with freestanding models.
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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2008, 07:49:08 AM »
Thanks for all the help. I took the top off and checked the lid swith with an ohm meter and it is working fine I guess it must be the timer.

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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2008, 08:36:06 AM »
wow that top of the washer part kinda does like some of these newer dryers. Yes AJ the pic you posted I clicked on and it gets large enogh to view. That is cool. If it is your timer with a burnt contact then the washer should do in other cycles.
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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2008, 08:52:33 AM »
Did you check to see if you have power to the washer?
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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2008, 09:03:08 AM »
I have power the timer just wont do anything. When I turn the load size to reset it lets water in so I know power is getting to the washer. Is there a fuse or heat trip that I should look for?

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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2008, 09:19:23 AM »
With the front panel off, you should see if current is getting to the motor or not. (Lid closed, timer on)
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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2008, 09:47:20 AM »
I assume you mean the timer motor and it is getting power!

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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2008, 12:20:38 PM »
Actually I said "With the front panel off, you can check the motor".

Front panel=drive motor

We don't care at this point about the timer motor, do we? You said the motor itself woudn't run. It would be good to see if the timer were sending power to the motor before you write the timer off as bad. Perhaps there's just a burnt or loose common wire at the motor.
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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2008, 02:49:30 PM »
with that front panel off you can check out the pump too and see if anything got into it to make the unit quit.
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