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Offline tcape

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My washer- Whirlpool- stops in mid cycle
« on: July 20, 2010, 06:49:52 AM »
My wife has been complaining that the washer sometimes stops in mid cycle and she has to help it by advancing the timer into the rinse and spin cycle.... It doesn't happen all the time. This would be a timer issue, right? Are there any other causes for this symptom besides the timer and would replacing the timer solve the problem?


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Tony

Model LSQ8543JQ0

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Re: My washer- Whirlpool- stops in mid cycle
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 02:25:36 PM »
Could be a loose or intermittent lid switch.
If lid switch checks out OK,remove the timer wires and then plug them back in tightly.
If that doesn't do it,replace the timer.
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Re: My washer- Whirlpool- stops in mid cycle
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2010, 07:27:02 PM »
Pretty sure it's the lid switch...I stuck a screwdriver in the switch opening and soon the washer continued it's cycle. I put the lid down and came back later and the wash was done and the timer was in the off position.

I'll verify at least one more load of wash goes completely thru with the screwdriver before I order a lid switch....


It would not be that the plastic piece on the lid wore down?

seems like a good bit of travel with the screwdriver till I hear the switch click.


Thanks for the response.

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Re: My washer- Whirlpool- stops in mid cycle
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2010, 07:38:19 PM »
Those lid switches are prone to separating.
This causes more plunger travel to make the switch.
You will see that once you remove it.
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