Model #LA8800 MAYTAG Washers

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Q:

I have a Whirlpool washer #LA8800XSN1, and it will not drain or spin. There is no sound of a motor running when it tries to drain. It will fill and agitate.

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The washer not draining or spinning can leave the clothes very wet and take a longer time in the dryer. I am sorry for the inconvenience and I did manage to find two links that will provide you with some good troubleshooting tips. I hope this helps while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
April 09, 2012
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Based on your symptom and details I suspect a broken lid switch actuator (key#12) or faulty lid switch (key#11) as shown in the image below. If the lid switch or lid switch actuator is broken or faulty, the washer will not operate in order to drain and spin.

When you lower and raise the lid you should hear a faint click of the lid switch. If you do not hear the faint click, the lid switch or lid switch actuator is most likely broken or faulty.

The lid switch is attached to the top and in order to access and replace the lid switch, the washer cabinet must be taken off from the base. I added an image below showing how to remove the cabinet. The lid switch is fastened to the top with 2 screws. NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before servicing your washer.

You can order the lid switch and/or lid switch actuator from Sears PartsDirect .

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 10, 2012
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Whirlpool LA8800XTN washer only fills, no agitate or pump out

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I know how disappointing it is when an appliance that you frequently use, starts to malfunction. I took the time to research your question and was able to find an expert answer from a previous post that has information on this type of issue. I attached the link below. An expert will respond shortly. I hope this helps!

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Jackie S -
January 29, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the washer. First, check the washer in all the cycles. If the motor just hums, unplug the washer from the outlet. Then remove the cabinet from the washer and remove the motor. Turn the motor by hand to be sure it is not binding. If the motor feels ok, you will need a meter to check voltage to the motor. Working with live electrical current can be very hazardous and possibly deadly. Testing voltage output requires working with electrical current. Do not attempt this measurement without the proper tools and safeguards. If you have a meter and feel confident in checking live voltage turn the meter to check AC volts. Place the meter leads on the red and yellow wires. Then start the washer on a wash cycle. When the motor should be running, you should get a reading of at least 109 volts. If you have the voltage, turn the washer off and place the leads on the white and blue. Then start the washer on a supper wash. When the motor should be running, you should have a reading of at least 109 volts. If you have this reading, I suspect the motor is defective. The reason is the start windings and the run windings are getting the needed voltage.

You can order the part from our parts website: Sears Parts Direct .

Please reply below with more details if you need further assistance.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
January 29, 2012
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Well, all fixed. Wasn't the timer, actually the replacement timer from Sears was worse than the original. Changing the motor (with new centrifugal switch) was the final repair. Most likely was the switch as a piece was broken from it's case, but the motor only comes with a new switch attached didn't make sense to a seperate switch.

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Paul -
February 10, 2012
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Mark is gone for a few days so I'll be helping out. Mark would be happy you got the machine going. Good Job.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
February 13, 2012
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Q:

Why is my Kenmore washer making a loud whining noise during agitation?

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Something like this is usually caused by the agitator or the transmission. I recommend removing the agitator & putting the unit in the agitate cycle. If you no longer hear the noise, I suspect the auger section of the agitator is stripped out. Otherwise I suspect an internal failure of the transmission.

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biker dave -
Sears Technician
June 02, 2009

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