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Old 10-27-2012, 01:50 AM
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My husband put a comforter in the washing machine before we left the house. When we got home, the washer was stopped in the middle of the rinse cycle and was full of water. When trying to remove the comforter from the washer, he noticed it part of the comforter was stuck under the agitator.

After removing the comforter completely, we tried to put it on spin. It wouldn't. So, I put it back on the rinse cycle and it started agitating. When I came back to check it again, it was stuck in the middle of the rinse cycle again.

I did some research and decided to check the drain pump. Upon doing so, I found puddles of water under and beside the washer. I drained the water from the tub and found the drain pump and hoses to be in good condition. I then decided to remove the agitator to be sure nothing was stuck underneath. It was clear. However, when I went to remove it, it was not spinning by hand in either direction.

I plan on checking the clutch and the motor coupler tomorrow. However, I wanted to get some feedback first. Since I didn't find anything wrong, I haven't tried to run it again, for fear of being stuck again with a washer full of water. Furthermore, I'm not sure if the blanket was just extremely dirty or not, but the water was FILTHY!

Any feedback would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks so much!

Tera

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I am thinking the coupler is the problem, so go ahead and check it out.
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So, I checked the coupler and it was fine. I thought it was the timer because it was making a slight noise when it was getting half through the rinse cycle. So, I replaced the timer. However, it is still doing the same thing. Any thoughts?
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In the spin mode with water in the machine will it drain? If so, the motor is running and the problem could be the clutch or the transmission. If not then the timer may be the issue.
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No, it will not drain. It will not do anything on spin mode. It stops in the middle of the rinse cycle. I replaced the timer and still have the same issue.
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You say it doesn't work in the rinse cycle. Does it drain/spin in the wash cycle?

Wash cycle: Fill, agitate, drain, drain/spin, Rinse cycle fills again, agitate, drain, drain/spin.

When it's time for drain, does the motor run, or is it completely quiet?

What is the model number of your washer?

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No it does drain or spin the the wash cycle either. It will only fill and then agitate. When it's time to drain, everything is silent.

Model Number coming up...
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That sounds very much like the lid switch is the problem. By pass it to check it out.
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You are amazing! Thank you so much! That's exactly what it was!!!! You just made my New Year SOOOOOO much better!
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Well glad that worked out. Nice going on your part to be able to test it.

Happy New Year
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