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Offline tetsuo73

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washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« on: October 22, 2008, 07:48:25 AM »

Hello.  I am looking for a repair manual for LSG7806AAE.
The washer stopped in the middle of a cycle.  there is still water inside of the unit right now.  Unit has power since the dryer above works fine.

Was told there is a fuse and that maybe it.
Where can I find this fuse?  and where can I buy the replacement fuse?
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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008, 08:16:31 AM »
(Mr. Capone, this goes in Whirlpool)


Test the lid switch. Got your OHM meter handy? There must be 10 or so posts here about this issue, so read a little more on the forum.


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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008, 01:58:38 PM »
Thanks for the manual.  I did read up on other posts regarding the lid switch. 
I have some follow up questions.

1.  I tried to pull the lid off without luck.  I assume I have to drain the water my self and pull the washer unit forward so i can remove the entire top lid?  Than I can get access to that damn lid switch.

2.  I assume there are only 2 wires leading up to the lid switch.  If so can I just jump them together and never have to deal with this damn switch again? 
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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2008, 02:34:34 PM »
Your answers:

1. Front panel removal is on Page 7 of the above manual. Had you read it you would know you don't have to move or drain anything.

2. Yes, it's your washer. If you want to bypass the lid switch permanently, byall means please do. Just know that it is dangerous to do this, and you didn't hear it from me.  :)
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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2008, 07:07:46 PM »
on your machine there is a fuse assy. on the inside of the cabinet.. its located under your pressure switch which is located on the front left side of your machine...if your lid switch checks good this fuse is a good second place to look-if its blown. just match up the watts and volts when replacing
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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2008, 07:30:01 PM »
ok so I read some more of the "lid switch" posts.  And unlike other people my unit does not even fill it with water. I drained the washer it by removing the black hose that carry the bleach into a 5gal bucket.

I removed the front panel, than the 2 screws holding the top panel.
Pull the top panel off and found the lid switches.  I got 2 of them? 

Both are made by "Cherry"
first switch black has 2 wire leads, pink and orange. link to pic here
http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/5928/sd531155dj1.jpg

the second switch is a white switch with 3 leads, white, black, orange pic here
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/500/sd531151qw4.jpg
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/8303/sd531148nk3.jpg

I am think I will just replace both switches they can't be that much $.  Where can I get these switches? 

There is a small fuse on the left side of the washer, but it is good.
I guess I will start by replacing these 2 switches first and hope it will bring the unit back to life.

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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2008, 07:41:21 PM »
duh.  did not see this forum has a link to maytag parts. O0

well since everything is open anything else I should check beside those 2 switches?   

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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2008, 08:31:14 PM »
If the fuse is blown then the water will not come in. The cherry switch is probably good.. The white micro switch is what gives the most problemas in these here washers in spin cycle. It is called a CHECK switch. Replace that baby! :D
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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2008, 08:09:10 AM »
the door fuse is good.  I ordered both switches they are cheap enough.  I don't want to deal with opening and have the wifey on my back.

The white switch is dead for sure.  The little RED thing is now inside of the switch.  It does not even pop back out anymore.

The black switch I test it with my muiltmeter I am getting no continuity with or without the white button pressed in.

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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2008, 03:49:34 PM »
Wow both switches bad ...wifey musta been having a bad day and slammed dat lid down. Ouch! Or it could be that the washer is old as I am; :2funny:
Today is my birthday BTW. The wife bought me a thick T-bone steak to burn on my grill.
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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2008, 04:33:39 PM »
Damn it >:(

replaced both switches today and nothing.  The water won't even fill.
Any suggestion on what to check or replace next?

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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2008, 04:54:19 PM »
If the water won't fill check that fuse. If it is open the water won't fill.
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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2008, 05:49:29 PM »
its the fuse under the pressure switch O0
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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2008, 10:03:30 PM »
I searched all around and there is only one fuse I can see on this unit.

It is part #3.

Where else could a fuse be hiding?





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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2008, 10:59:34 PM »
Look at the diagram
 The fuse is in line with the water valve. If the water don't come in nothing else will happen.Note: click on the diagram and it will magically git bigger. According to the diagram white wires go to the fuse. If number 3 has white wires a goin to it AND the fuse is OPEN den you is on da rite track Kimosabe.If you will notice the white wire goes to both the hot and cold side of the water valve. This white wire is known in the business as "COMMON". If the fuse is blown then naturally nothing else is gonna hapen because the pressure switch has got to be satisfied and theonly way to do that is fer the water to fill the tub and put pressure in the tube that goes to the water level switch, Once the water level is high enough the pressure diaphram inside the switch clicks over the common wire to the motor and she starts a washin away.
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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2008, 09:04:56 AM »
the fuse is good.
In fact I pulled off the white wires and jumped them together just to make sure the fuse is good and still nothing.  Double checked the power, and dryer works fine.

So the next step is to replace the pressure switch?  any test I can do before ordering that part?

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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2008, 12:28:28 PM »
the next thing you need to check is the water valve, part # 22002360
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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2008, 07:13:28 PM »
ok i will go check out both of the valves.  I mean I do have the setting on "WARM"
so even if I got unlucky that one valve goes, shouldn't the other one still open and let water in?  What would be the chance that both valves goes at the same time? 

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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2008, 07:37:32 PM »
It happens, I have asked custs about it and they would say something to the effect of: Well you know hot died a long time ago but I just used cold till it finally died. I am like well when was you gonna inform me about this? :tickedoff:
I have had folks bring me a heat strip with all the coils gone. Guys will say well it don't get that cold down here and yeah it didn't heat all tha well but hay when it finally stopped altogether....Like well that old water fountain thingy died years ago but we still had ice....
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Re: washer stopped in the middle of a cycle and won't start again
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2008, 08:04:19 PM »
Tested both valves with the power off for continuity which I got.
Tested both valves with the power on at 120V and the meter reads nothing.

Which leads me to believe that no power is going to those valves.

What to test next?