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Nick Bianco

Estate Washer Stops in Middle of Rinse Cycle

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I have a Whirlpool Estate 1/2 HP Extra Large Capacity 7 Cycle/2 Speed Model 8280869. 

 

Everything starts off fine but about a third of the way thru the Rinse cycle it stops.  No humming or anything.  This happens on any setting (Reg, Perm Press or Gentle).

 

Thoughts?

 

Nick

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  Need the washer model number, that's not it. Exactly what part of the cycle does it stop? Wash cycle - fill, agitate, drain, spin/drain...Rinse cycle - fill, agitate, drain, spin/drain.

 

Eric

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Sorry about the model number. That was from the washer lid (SM #) .  I can't find a tag that directly says model number, but I see on the back of the control panel it has 3357978 (when I Goggled it, it appears to be the part number for the back panel).  There is not a lot of room to move it so I cannot locate the model number.

 

It always stops during the rinse cycle as it is agitating. As a result, the washer is full of water.

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 Well, we really need the model number. Likely a bad timer but I don't even know if this washer has a mechanical timer without having the model number and can't advise on part numbers either. Model number is usually under the lid somewhere, possibly on the tub cover.

 

Eric

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The format of the Estate washer model numbers is illustrated in these model numbers:

  • ETW4300SQ1
  • TAWX700JQ2

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There it is!!!  Mod TAWX700JQ0


Also, is it possible to tell how old it is from the Model Number?   Serial number is CK 3003195

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There it is!!!  Mod TAWX700JQ0

Also, is it possible to tell how old it is from the Model Number?   Serial number is CK 3003195

manufactured July of 2000

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I think bigbuck has it right, sounds like a bad lid switch

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  If it doesn't drain/spin at all, then likely the lid switch but if it drains/spins in wash cycle but not in rinse cycle, then it's the timer.

 

Eric

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It never reaches the spin cycle.  Stops about a third of the way thru the rinse (using the knob as a gauge)

 

IS there a way to override the switch to see if that is it?  I hear it click, but not sure that means anything.  Also, the washer is 13 years old.  I might just go for a new one if there isn't an easy (i.e., cheap!) fix for this.

 

Thanks for all your help -- you guys rock!

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  If it never drains or spins, it's likely the lid switch. Here's a video on how to jump it out. Yours is the second type switch in the video.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAnQ6Ovvnuc

 

  Those switches have a tendency to come apart and can be glued back together or cinched with a small tie-wrap rather than replacing it.

 

Eric

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yes you can bypass like the video shows to test it. It's illegal to operate it that way because people have lost limbs and be otherwise seriously hurt reaching in while still spinning.

 

reminds me of a story a guys was telling me once about tearing someones ear off.

I said, "really you tore it off, how?

He said, "Well just think about it, it's just a piece of skin with grissle, the grissle gives ya some to hold onto better. So ya just grab it toward the top half, twist, then rip downward. Comes right off!"

 

I'm thinking shit, why do people tell me things like this, I really don't want to know it!

 

Better listen to Bigbuck and get the switch:

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You guys are geniuses!! It is the lid switch.  Now...how hard is it to replace?

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Never mind-- I got it!!!

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Well it is all back together and it works PERFECT!!!  The help you gave me was amazing.  The switch cost $38 and I probably saved $200.  But I got so much satisfaction out of doing this myself.  I'm giddy over this!!!

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