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Offline Jaytag

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Whirlpool Washer possible timer issues
« on: November 07, 2009, 04:24:11 PM »
Washer fills agitates, when it gets to past 10 on the timer, it kicks in to slow agitation for a second then stops, won't do anything.  If I move the dial around and try other settings it doesnt do anything.  I wait a few minutes and then put it on spin Perm Press it starts to spin and drain.  I checked lid switch, no issues.  I pulled control panel and timer appeared to be in tight.  Timers are 110.00 for this...yikes.  It is only 4 yrs not quite 5 yrs.  Any thoughts?  I want to be sure it is the timer before I shell out the cash.

Model LSQ9110PW4

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Re: Whirlpool Washer possible timer issues
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 05:16:30 PM »
Make sure the lid switch screws are tight and check the timer socket. I worked on one a while back and the socket was loose.The whole thing was half way out the timer.
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Re: Whirlpool Washer possible timer issues
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 06:43:00 AM »
It is possible your motor is shutting down on thermal overload. If you can get an amprobe, check the motor current, should not be well over 9 amps.
 On your timer Part#3954071, I would pull the cover off and check for burnt contacts, this would confirm a bad timer.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer possible timer issues
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 12:02:10 PM »
Another possibility is sand or small clothing in the pump.
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Re: Whirlpool Washer possible timer issues
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 02:19:49 PM »
You also could have dragging brake shoes. Pull the outer washer cover, remove the motor and pump and turn the tranny coupler clockwise. If very hard to turn after the tranny engages the spin basket, you have either something stuck in the tub, or dragging brake shoes.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer possible timer issues
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 12:08:11 AM »
Sounds like a thermal overload. Is the motor hot to the touch? I had two 3-4 year old Whirlpool yesterday where the inner basket was rubbing the outer plastic basket/tub on the bottom and was sagging. I spent quite a time till I figured out this was the cause. Installed two seperate trannies, clutch, brakes, etc. First time I have ever came across this issue whith Whirlpools. If you grab the inner basket and pull up there should be little if no play/give. If it is dragging, you will have slow spin or an overheated/thermal overload issue.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer possible timer issues
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009, 03:05:28 PM »
After a good deal of experimenting.  I think it does sound like Thermal overload.  I went through the timer again and tightended everything.  Ran it on 10 Normal, when it went from High to Low agitation, it lasted this time 30 seconds and then shut down.  I unplugged and moved timer to rinse.  Waited 3 min and it started up in spin.  Finished cycle.  What am I looking at?  Thank you all.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer possible timer issues
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2009, 05:09:07 PM »
You could have a shorted motor switch. Not the overload though. The cent switch. Thats the thing you plug the harness into on the motor. Seen it.
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Re: Whirlpool Washer possible timer issues
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2009, 05:12:43 PM »
Replace the timer and be done. The timer is telling the motor to run at  two speeds at once, something it is unaccustomed to :)
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Re: Whirlpool Washer possible timer issues
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2009, 03:46:41 AM »
If you have no amprobe, you could confirm the tmer as a problem by refering to the schematic and temporarily cut the low speed wire that goes to the motor, then if it works in the normal wash timer setting, that would confirm a bad timer.

 

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