So my 1973 Vintage Whirlpool LA7680XMN0 has served me well for many years. I've recently replaced the drive belt and water pump ($43.00 self-repair) So after reading other postings on your site I've been wondering what others would suggest. First, I can't get the basket to spin with a hand assist. I've found no busted parts on the floor below the unit, no shards or shavings either.
Could the lid switch be the problem here? I've noted the machine will agitate with the lid open but would never spin with the lid open when it was working properly. (I have a multi-tester so that should be easy to check. Normally open I'm guessing)
Could this be a timer issue? I've noted that my timer knob would occasionally get stuck just before the spin cycle and a light bump to the machine would let it advance to spin.
I haven't tipped the unit to look at the motor coupling so that's on the list as well.
What other items should I consider? I was really hoping to get a full 50 years out of this machine, otherwise I would feel cheated
Thanks in advance