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Whirlpool washer spins only after opening lid
« on: August 14, 2011, 01:42:40 PM »
My WP washer spins only after I open the lid.  Pump is working.  Just had the trans & clutch replaced recently.  

Model LSQ9549LW0

Please help.  Thanks...

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Re: Whirlpool washer spins only after opening lid
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 03:00:53 PM »
Your timer is bad. The time has a built in pause before it goes into spin. This pause stops the motor and lets the transmission shift into the spin mode.

By lifting up the lid you are creating the pause manually by stopping the motor.

I see this problem all the time. I looked up the model number of your washer and the timer it uses is part # 3951702 Timer, AP3020314


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Re: Whirlpool washer spins only after opening lid
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 03:15:14 PM »
Thanks AJ.  Do you know if there are any instructions out there to R&R the timer?

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Re: Whirlpool washer spins only after opening lid
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 03:19:23 PM »
R&R?
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Re: Whirlpool washer spins only after opening lid
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 03:25:13 PM »
Here is a good video that shows you how to replace the type of timer you have in your washer. The timer can not be repair so it will have to be replaced.

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Re: Whirlpool washer spins only after opening lid
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 05:07:31 PM »
Thanks AJ.  R&R= remove & replace. 

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Re: Whirlpool washer spins only after opening lid
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 07:24:40 AM »
I got the new timer & installed it...still not spinning until I open the lid.  Any plan B?

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Re: Whirlpool washer spins only after opening lid
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 07:33:50 AM »
I got the new timer & installed it...still not spinning until I open the lid.  Any plan B?

When you open the lid, or when you open and then close the lid?

I think AJ was thinking it started spinning after you open and then closed the lid again as was I when I first read your post.

If in fact the washer starts spinning when you open the lid, so it's spinning with the lid open then you have a bad lid switch.

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Re: Whirlpool washer spins only after opening lid
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 07:45:37 AM »
No, it's when I open & close it.  It then starts to spin.

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Re: Whirlpool washer spins only after opening lid
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2011, 09:21:55 AM »
Lid switch, 8054980.

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Re: Whirlpool washer spins only after opening lid
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2011, 09:32:10 AM »
Ok, to install it do I have to remove the shell?  Is there any instructions out there?
Should I return the timer that I already installed?
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Re: Whirlpool washer spins only after opening lid
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2011, 09:56:18 AM »
Ok, to install it do I have to remove the shell?  Is there any instructions out there?
Should I return the timer that I already installed?
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The type of lid switch you have can be access and replace by simply lifting up the control counsel like you did to replace the timer. The switch is located on top the cabinet so the cabinet does not have to be removed in this case.
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