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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2008, 10:39:34 AM »
Top off of washer lid shut 0 ohms

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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2008, 11:09:00 AM »
check for voltage on your motor. Off the top of my head I would say check between the white and red wire.

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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2008, 11:11:25 AM »
I checked that 125 volts

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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2008, 11:47:39 AM »
If you have voltage to the motor and the motor does not run then replace the motor.

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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2008, 11:48:46 AM »
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 .

You are correct JW :)

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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2008, 12:16:36 PM »
0 ohms on the lid switch means open circuit right? Hello?
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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2008, 12:19:25 PM »
the lid switch has 3 wires. one of them is the green ground wire. Usually the middle wire.
That leaves 2 wires. Jump them two wires at the male plug going into the harness and see if that sucker will run!
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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2008, 06:04:54 PM »
The problem was in the centrifugal switch. While I had the washer turned on, I moved the wires and it started. Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Whirlpool washer just stopped working
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2008, 06:08:42 PM »
Glad to hear you found the trouble. Sometimes its the connection in the plug on the end of the wire harness too and not in the switch itself.

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