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Title: Whirlpool washer will only begin spin after I open lid
Post by: agurnsey on February 20, 2012, 05:08:30 PM
I have a whirlpool washer that will only kick into the spin after I open and then close the lid.  I have to fully open the lid so I don't believe it is a lid switch problem.  Occasionally it will start to spin on it's own, but 9 times out of 10 I have to kick start it. I'm thinking timer? Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer will only begin spin after I open lid
Post by: bigbuck on February 20, 2012, 05:30:48 PM
What's. Your model number?!

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Title: Re: Whirlpool washer will only begin spin after I open lid
Post by: agurnsey on February 20, 2012, 05:45:39 PM
Sorry. Model number is LSR5232LQ0 (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=omv7WULuxaw&subid=0&offerid=225193.1&type=10&tmpid=2111&RD_PARM0=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros.com%252Fpartsearch%252Fmodel.aspx%253Fmodel_id%253D266281&RD_PARM1=http&RD_PARM2=%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros&RD_PARM3=.com%252Fpartsearch%252Fmodel.aspx%253Fmodel_id%253D266281).

It only fails to spin after the first drain.  If I get to it while it's draining and open the lid it immediatley begins to spin.  If I don't open the lid it appears that it does not spin at any cycle.

Thanks for any insight!
Amy

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Title: Re: Whirlpool washer will only begin spin after I open lid
Post by: bigbuck on February 20, 2012, 05:53:33 PM
Yes, on this model it suppose to pause after drain & then go into spin, controlled by timer. Timer has the pause before it can engage into spin. So yes timer sounds correct.

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Title: Re: Whirlpool washer will only begin spin after I open lid
Post by: RegUS_PatOff on February 21, 2012, 07:04:06 AM
yes, I agree, Timer
unless, the Washer is in a cold room less than 60F