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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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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2008, 08:56:33 PM »
with the lid open reset the water level to see if more water comes into the machine, if water does enter it means your lid switch does not shut off the water during fill, your lid switch does stop the motor for agitate and spin

so if the lid switch doesn't stop the water i would be checking that lid switch for continuity first
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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2008, 10:18:39 AM »
I have checked the lid switch and it is ok. Is there any way that I can check the voltage at the controler to see if I am getting power there?

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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2008, 02:55:01 PM »
The reason why we are so concerned is a lot of folk plop down good money for a timer and that ain't the problem. It very well could be the timer but it probably ain't . Did you check to see if the timer was plugged in good. The other day I went on a call and the timer connection had vibrated out. I pushed it back in and it worked fine.
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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2008, 03:36:54 PM »
I unplugged it and plugged it back in. I will check anything that you think I can check to keep from buying the wrong part.

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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2008, 05:05:54 PM »
when you unplugged it did you take a good look at the pins to see if maybe some corrosion set in? I live very near the gulf and we have a lot of problems with salty air and humidity.
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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2008, 06:05:13 PM »
the pins look great. Is there no sure way for me to check the timer to tell if it is good or bad.

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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2008, 06:22:59 PM »
On the machine somewhere is a schematic of the timer functions but it is all Greek to me. Maybe one of these High tech genius's can splain it better than me.
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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2008, 06:58:43 AM »
I bought a new timer and now the washer will fill with water but do nothing else. What else should I look for?

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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2008, 10:13:00 AM »
Maybe you have a faulty LID SWITCH did you change that?
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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2008, 10:15:48 AM »
I have checked the lid switch and it is ok. Is there any way that I can check the voltage at the controler to see if I am getting power there?

How did you check the lid switch?


 

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