It can be a hassle and time-consuming to fix the problem of a Crosley washing machine that won’t start. Fortunately, there are several ways to identify and fix the issue. In this article, we will explore some common causes of a Crosley washing machine timer that doesn’t advance and offer step-by-step directions on how to fix the problem. No matter whether you’re a skilled DIYer or are just beginning to make home repairs, this guide will assist you in getting your Crosley washing machine running again within a matter of minutes.
The lid switch is a safety feature in top-loading Crosley washing machines. The lid switch will usually be situated under the top of the. It is mounted onto or connected to the lid. This will activate the switch when it’s shut. The lid switch is the source of electricity to the timer and motor circuits. How to check the lid switch on the Crosley washing machine with a multimeter:
- Unplug your Crosley washing machine.
- Locate the lid switch by taking off the top panel or cabinet
- After finding the switch, make sure that all levers and actuators are clean and free from sticking.
- If no problems are discovered during the above tests then remove the switch and set the multi-meter to the Rx1 setting. As you press and hold the switch’s button the probes on the switch’s terminals, you should get a reading of zero.
- If you do not receive the same reading, you’ll need a replacement switch lid.
Timer and Timer Motor
The timer controls all features of the Crosley washer. A variety of electrical connections can be seen within the timer. The contacts are controlled by a cam assembly which is moved by a timer motor. Some of the contacts in the timer are used to control the timer motor. If the timer in the washer doesn’t advance it is possible that the timer or motor might be malfunctioning. Test the timer & timer motors in a Crosley washing machine with the aid of a multi-meter
- Remove the power source of your Crosley washing machine from the source of power.
- Find and then remove the timer. To gain access to the control panel and rear panel, you’ll have to remove them.
- Use your multimeter to place the probes on the motor terminals (refer to the wiring diagram). You are testing for continuity, and you should get the reading as almost zero.
- If the test you are performing produces an error, you’ll need an new timer.
Control of water level
The water level control feature on Crosley washing machines allows the user to turn on and off the water valve when it reaches certain levels as well as to supply power to the timer motor to regulate the water level. You could have a issue with the water level switch when your washer fills and isn’t advancing. How to test the control of water levels in the Crosley washing machine
- Before starting, unplug the washing machine since you’ll be handling electrical components.
- Before you suspect the switch before identifying the switch, you must eliminate the air dome hose that is the cause of the issue. To locate and remove the air dome hose, pull the cabinet out. Submerge the hose in water, then seal the other end while blowing air through the other, checking for bubbles in the hose. Additionally, you should check the hose for signs of wear, cracks, or obstructions.
- If you do not see any issues above, you may need the replacement water level switch.
Timer Knob, Dial & Skirt
The timer knob, or dial, is connected to the shaft of the timer. It rotates as the timer moves through a sequence. The timer knob may also be used to start the cycle by pulling out on the knob which activates a switch inside the timer. The knob for the timer is usually made of plastic, strengthened by a keyed insert of metal in the place it is fixed to the shaft for the timer. The normal use of the knob can result in the knob to crack or wear, and then not be able to turn in the direction of the shaft. This can make it difficult to adjust the timer to the desired cycle and will also cause the dial to not rotate along with the shaft when the cycle progresses. How do you examine the timer knob on a Crosley washer?
- Unplug the Crosley washer’s power source.
- Find the knob for the timer It is necessary to lift the rear panel or cabinet to get to it from the rear of the timer.
- To ensure the timer engages examine the knob by taking it out and pressing into.
- If it’s not engaged it, you’ll require replacement knobs.
A drain pump is a machine that removes water from the Crosley washing machine’s tub following the rinse and wash parts. The Crosley washing machine may not be able recognize the tub as empty if the drain pump is not working. If your washer stalls after the rinse or wash parts of the cycle you should verify that the drain pump operates in a proper manner. Some models with electronic control may display a fault code in the event of this. If your Crosley machine is flashing the fault code You can look up our list of commonly used appliance fault codes to identify the root cause. How to look at drain pump in the Crosley washing machine:
- Unplug your Crosley washer.
- Locate your drain pump. It’s necessary to take off the front panel or cabinet of your appliance to get to the pump.
- After you’ve located your pump, check all hoses and connections to check for leaks or damages.
- If the leak originates through the pump, then you’ll require to get a replacement pump.
Water Inlet Valve
The water inlet valve supplies cold and hot water to Crosley washers in fill portions. Two solenoids at least will open the valve. If your washer does not move through the cycle, or fails to start at a filling portion for the wash or rinse, then the water inlet valve is probably at fault. First, you should ensure that the hoses that enter the washer do not have any kinks or restrictions and that the inlet screens are free of dirt. If these are ok You can then test the continuous operation of the solenoids using a multi-meter. How to test the valve for water inlet within the Crosley washing machine with the aid of a multi-meter
- Ensure that you have unplugged the Crosley washing machine before starting.
- Find and remove the valve for water inlet. It is located directly in the hose connection. To get it open then, you’ll have to take down all or part the cabinet.
- You must inspect the screen of the valve for obstructions or buildups. If they’re damaged, you’ll have to replace them.
- Take a look at your pump to find any signs of wear or damage. If there are none make sure your multi-meter is set to Rx1 then attach the probes at the terminals. Check the manual for more information on what this test should show as it differs from one model to the next.
- You’ll require a replacement valve for your water in the event that your readings are not within the range of recommended.