Top Load Washer Won't Start

If your washers not starting, here you will find troubleshooting help with some of the most common solutions to repair your broken top load washer with.

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Troubleshoot Why A Top Load Washer Won’t Start With These 3 – Steps

Step-1. Incoming Electrical Power

Make sure that the clothes washer is plugged into the electrical wall outlet, if it is check for a tripped circuit breaker in your homes main circuit breaker box.  Check for the proper voltage at the wall outlet.

Step-2. Lid Switch

If the lid switch is bad the washer won’t start.  Inspect the lid switch to make sure that it is not broken, test the switch for continuity using an analog multimeter or a digital meter.  If the lid switch does have continuity and shows no visual signs of damage, the switch should be good.  If the lid switch does not have continuity, the part is faulty and will need to be replaced with a new one.  Tip – If you do not have one, a digital meter can be purchased fairly cheap from your larger hardware stores, it is a lifesaver when troubleshooting the various electrical parts on a washing machine.

Step-3. Timer Or Electronic Control Board

Inspect the manual timer or the electronic control board, witch ever one your washing machine is equipped with.  You will need to look for loose or burnt wires and wire connections, burnt or charred marks on the electrical components on the back side of the electronic control board.

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