My washer not working at the middle of washing

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Old 12-29-08, 01:15 PM
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My Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washer (LSQ9544KQ0) was working normal before. I make a super plus load with Washing Cycle of Normal regular high and low agitation yeterday. The washer/timer is agitation/running normal through "Heavy 15"and "Regular 9" but then the washer/timmer stopped working at "Light 6", I tried to turn the timer to rinse, spin, extra rinse, the washer/timer is still not working and water can't be drain out.

I tried to turn the timer to different cycle, rinse, spin, extra rinse, the washer only agitate at the beginning of heavy agitation for different cycle, then both washer/timer stopped working/running for the rinse, spin.

Also when I turn the timer close to the "Rinse" area, the timer would keep running for a while but washer not working, sometime the both washer/timer would agitation/running for a while, then stop everything. The washer can't running rinse, spin and drain.

Does anyone have an idea what could be causing this problem?

should I replace a new timer?

Thanks in advance.

Sincerely,
Polly
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having some trouble following your description.
when you turn it to spin can you hear the motor turning? if not it could be the lid switch. if so but the basket doesnt turn could be the coupler among other things
 
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Old 12-30-08, 12:43 PM
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If it stops at the rinse cycle it could be no cold water entering the washer. close the lid and see if it will spin. Put timer knob in spin and turn on, Does it spin? If no spin open lid and you will see a slot for lid switch reach under switch and push up and push down on switch with a pen or small screwdriver. These switches will split and not work. Be sure to leave washer on and in spin when you try this. If that makes it work you will need a lid switch.
 
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Originally Posted by David_Thompson View Post
having some trouble following your description.
when you turn it to spin can you hear the motor turning? if not it could be the lid switch. if so but the basket doesnt turn could be the coupler among other things
Thank you for viewing my question. When I turn it to spin, I can't hear the motor turning, basket stay no turn. But when I turn it to rinse, I can hear the motor turning, also basket stay no turn.
 
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If it stops at the rinse cycle it could be no cold water entering the washer. close the lid and see if it will spin. Put timer knob in spin and turn on, Does it spin? If no spin open lid and you will see a slot for lid switch reach under switch and push up and push down on switch with a pen or small screwdriver. These switches will split and not work. Be sure to leave washer on and in spin when you try this. If that makes it work you will need a lid switch.
First, thank you for your reply.

Actually after I loaded clothing into the washer, I close the lid, then turn on the timer, it only run/work for the first regular agitation then stop at the light agitation, I tried to open/ close the lip, turn the timer to light agitation, rinse, spin, all of them are no response. But when I turn timer to beginnin of agitation(regular agitation), it works for a while, then stop from light agitation/rinse. I guess it stop because the regular agitaion process was finished, also I can't hear timer running at the same time.

When I turn the timer to spin, I hear the timer running, basket doesn't run. The timer pointed to light agitation and rinse, I can't hear timer running, basket same doesn't run.

I use cold water only, at the begining the cold water enter into the basket according to my selected level, then basket stop running from the light agitation (my washer run regular agitation, the light agitation), so the water stay inside the basket, water can't be drain out, so even I turn the timer to rinse, no more water would be entered into basket, the original water still inside.
 
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I realize this is an old thread but it helped me fix my washer and wanted to add to it.

I think I had the same problem as the OP as my washer would start out fine and work through the "Regular 9" cycle, but it would stop once it got to "Light 6". I could try to move the knob to any cycle after "Light 6" and it would not run. On some of the cycles I heard a quiet little noise coming from around the knob...I don't think it was the timer though.

Anyways, after reading this thread I decided to investigate the lid switch since it is easy to get to.
-I took the two screws loose from the switch locating inside of the drum compartment on the right.
-With the switch loose I tugged on it a little bit and found there was enough wire hidden in there that I could pull the switch out enough to work on it. (I didn't even have to pull the washer out of my closest, I did all the work from inside the drum compartment)
-I noticed that the switch had definitively been split apart, it seems that all the mechanical load of the switch goes through a simple tolerance fit / water tight joint, not screws, snaps or anything...very bad design.
-I flipped the breaker back on, turned the washer ON at the middle of the "Light" cycle, held the switch together with one hand, and pushed the switch lever down with the other. THE WASHER KICKED ON!!!
-Long story short the switch needed replaced. But me being a cheap/lazy guy, I simply bypassed the switch and said a prayer for my cat. Now everything is working great.

PS: By "bypassed the switch" I mean I cut the switch off the two wires, striped the ends of the wires, and joined the wires. Then I made sure to push the wires in far enough so they'll never touch the moving drum. This switch is a safety mechanism and only turns the washer off if the lid is opened while the drum is spinning at high RPMs. If I had kids in the house I would have just bought a new switch or tried to fix / glue the old one.
 
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Old 09-04-11, 03:17 PM
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Your not the first person to do that, have seen many like that. I can't do it it would get me into trouble.
 
 

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