Model #LA8860XWQ0 WHIRLPOOL Washers

  • Front Cover
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  • Top And Cabinet
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  • Controls And Rear Panel
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  • Miscellaneous
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  • Agitator, Basket And Tub
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  • Water System
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  • Brake, Clutch, Gearcase, Motor And Pump
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  • Machine Base
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  • Wiring Harness
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  • Brake And Drive Tube
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  • Gearcase
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why won't top load washer spin

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When you have gone down the checklist and repaired or replaced parts and still have a problem, it is time to get another set of eyes. While you wait for the expert to eye this for you, and if you still want to do some troubleshooting on your own, you can check the two links I added below if you like. The first is an appliance web site with some good troubleshooting ideas. The second is a video which lets you relax and watch someone else do the troubleshooting. Hope this helps reach a resolution.

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Barbara H. -
November 26, 2010
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Thank you for your question.

In the details of your question, you did no state if the motor is running. I am going to assume it just clicks one time and then nothing else happens. The lid switch has to be closed for the drain and spin cycle on your washer. If the lid switch is faulty, it will act as if the lid is not closed. On this model, make sure the lid hinge screws are tight. If the screws are loose, the hinge might not activate the lid switch. A quick check you can do is to jump the lid switch and see if it will drain. If the washer operates, the lid switch needs to be replaced.

To jump the lid switch you need to unplug the washer and open the console. I have provided you with the instructions for opening the console below. Once you have the console open, locate the connector for the lid switch. Place an insulated jumper between the two colored wires. Not the green it is a ground and will cause a short. After inserting the jumper make sure it will not touch anything metal, plug the washer in. Start the washer in a drain cycle. If the washer drains and spins, you need to replace the lid switch. Do not leave the jumper in while you are waiting for the part. The jumper is only of the test.

To you replace the lid switch you have to remove the cabinet of the washer. The instructions for that are also in the image below. Once the cabinet is removed you can take the screws out securing the lid switch and remove the harness from the clips along the underside of the cabinet. Then reinstall the lid switch in the reverse order. Before you reassemble the cabinet, please read the instructions for installing the cabinet provided in the image.

I hope this is helpful. Please reply below if you need further assistance. Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

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
November 28, 2010
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Mark T The motor is running and he can rotate the barrel by hand and it will continue to rotate slowly but never pick up enough speed to spin dry.

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Jerilyn -
April 08, 2012
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If the basket will slowly turn, I suspect the problem is a weak clutch. I recommend replacing the clutch. This is providing the washer was not making a load thumping noise at the end of the cycle. If it was, I recommend replacing the basket drive and drive block. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
April 09, 2012
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As is the case most of the time, we simply put the clothes in, started the washer and walked away so I'm not sure if there were any clicks or not. I only know that the drum filled with water and I suspect did not continue with the cycle as if the lid was not closed. I will try jumping it as you suggest. Thanks for the help.

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Dean -
November 26, 2012
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