Washer won't spin unless you open lid


Old 04-25-09, 07:54 AM
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Washer won't spin unless you open lid

I have tried researching and havent really come up with a definite answer on this. I have a Whirlpool, not sure of the model at this moment. It works find until it gets to the spin cycles. After wash and before rinse, it drains fine and you can hear the spin motor, however when you open the lid it isn't spinning. When you close the lid, it will engage the spin cycle. I have to do this twice. If you don't open the lid, not only does it not spin but you can smell the motor or transmission as if it is trying. So something must be turning at that point to cause the smell. I just got rid of a Kenmore that did the exact same thing. I am unsure if it is the lid switch, since it operates fine except in spin mode. Or if it is a clutch or coupler. Any clarification on this would greatly help. Thanks
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Old 04-25-09, 02:26 PM
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You will need a lid switch.
Old 04-27-09, 05:10 AM
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it wouldnt drain if the lid switch was bad.

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