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Author Topic: Roper washer agitates, but doesn't spin  (Read 8131 times)

Offline dragonlady74

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Roper washer agitates, but doesn't spin
« on: June 01, 2008, 08:41:03 PM »

Washer will finish agitating, then make a loud click, then nothing. It won't spin and the dial won't progress. I pulled up the schematics, but don't know which part I should be looking at for damage.

I used the shop vac to remove the water so I can move the machine if I need to get into the back. After 15 years, I can't believe something broke  ;)

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Re: Roper washer agitates, but doesn't spin
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008, 08:59:05 PM »
check the Lid Switch
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Re: Roper washer agitates, but doesn't spin
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 08:26:44 AM »
swing up the control panel and unplug the lid switch as pictured . Check the 2 outer wires for continuity. With the lid shut the switch should have continuity. LeftClick the picture to enlarge it.
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Re: Roper washer agitates, but doesn't spin
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008, 03:31:57 PM »
Ding! Ding! Ding! It was the lid switch. $25 in parts and 10 minutes later, the washer is working great. Thank you all!
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Re: Roper washer agitates, but doesn't spin
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 04:40:17 PM »
Glad to hear you got it repaired.

Thanks for the update.