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Ericd06

04:19PM | 08/05/06
Member Since: 08/04/06
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I have a Whirlpool top load clothes washer that stops working in midcycle. I believe that the safety switch that wont allow operation while the top door is open needs to be reset. I think this because when I slam the door shut or bang on the top...it starts working again.

On my older washers...there was a pin that protruded down from the door that pushed a lever to allow the washer to work. There is no such pin on this model. I believe it must be located under the top layer by the hinge assembly.

Does anyone have any advice on how to get to such hinge assembly and how I could either fix or bypass that switch?

appliguy

07:45PM | 08/05/06
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Hi,

**I have a Whirlpool top load clothes washer that stops working in midcycle. I believe that the safety switch that wont allow operation while the top door is open needs to be reset. I think this because when I slam the door shut or bang on the top...it starts working again.**

Most can't be "reset", but on some of the WLP built washers a bad lid switch will prevent the spin and drain from occuring and the timer oftne stops advancing if the lid switch is bad.

**On my older washers...there was a pin that protruded down from the door that pushed a lever to allow the washer to work. There is no such pin on this model. I believe it must be located under the top layer by the hinge assembly.**

Without a model#, no one may know what style yours looks like.

http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html

Some model# helps.

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

JRAppliance

http://www.jrappliance.ca
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