Washer would not drain

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Norman From Gloucester, VA

Nov 04, 2011

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I did my troubleshooting on line. I took the water pump off, flushed it out, and used a coat hanger to ensure the hoses were not obstructed. Put the water pump back on and reassembled the washer - still would not drain. Checked the lid switch by listening to hear it click, which it did. So, I assumed it was the water pump, so ordered one. Two days later my son-in-law said he experienced the same problem, but it was the lid switch. I decided to check the switch again, this time using my hand to see if it was securely fastened. As soon as I grabed the switch, it sprung apart. I removed it and followed the instructions on how to hot wire the connection for a by pass, and the washer drained. Needless to say I ordered a lid switch assembly. Now I have a new water pump as a backup :) Lesson learned. Opinion: the lid switch assembly is very cheaply made.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Part Number: PS350434

In Stock