Author Topic: Whirlpool LA8800xsw2 Washer  (Read 1274 times)

Offline Wesley

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Whirlpool LA8800xsw2 Washer
« on: March 16, 2012, 12:09:09 AM »
The washer won't agitate or spin or empty-- The timer works-- The lid switch works and the washer fills ok but that is all it does as the timer goes around. Have tried in all wash cycles and all water levels...

What is the possible problem and how hard would it be to fix?

Thanks--

Offline haroldsappliance

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Re: Whirlpool LA8800xsw2 Washer
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 03:27:41 AM »
Could be a bad connection on motor relay.Wiggle the quick disconnect on the motor.

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Re: Whirlpool LA8800xsw2 Washer
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012, 09:29:24 AM »
may also be a bad ("open") Motor Start Capacitor
(inside Console)
3348058
The manufacturer has replaced part number 3348058 with this item,
part number 8572720
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Re: Whirlpool LA8800xsw2 Washer
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012, 01:17:27 PM »
So if it is not loose wires or the capacitor then it is likely that the motor needs to be replaced?

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Re: Whirlpool LA8800xsw2 Washer
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012, 02:13:28 PM »
So if it is not loose wires or the capacitor then it is likely that the motor needs to be replaced?
could also be a bad Timer
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Re: Whirlpool LA8800xsw2 Washer
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012, 03:19:22 PM »
I found one that had the plug backed out of the timer from vibration
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Re: Whirlpool LA8800xsw2 Washer
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 04:10:37 PM »
The timer goes around and makes a clicking sound as it cycles and it will fill the washer when it is in any of the fill modes but it will not agitate or spin or drain when the timer gets to those spots.

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Re: Whirlpool LA8800xsw2 Washer
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2012, 06:51:28 PM »
Can the timer be tested to see if it is just not triggering the motor to agitate or spin or drain before replacing it?

 

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