It’s frustrating and time-consuming to fix an issue with a Inglis washing machine that doesn’t start. However, there are a number of steps you can take to identify and fix the problem.
The following article will cover the common reasons that Inglis washing machine won’t begin and offer step-by-step solutions. Whether you’re a seasoned DIYer or just starting out with DIY, this guide can help you get your Inglis washing machine up and up and running in no time.
The lid switch is a security feature that is available on top-loading Inglis washing machines. The lid switch is normally situated under the main top, and has an extension on the lid or a pin connected to the lid that will actuate the switch once the lid is shut. The motor circuits and timer are powered by the lid switch. How to test the lid switch in an Inglis washing machine using the multi-meter:
- Remove the plug from your Inglis washing machine.
- Take the cabinet off or the top panel to find the switch on the lid.
- After finding the switch first begin checking that there are no levers or actuators are damaged or stuck and that the switch is activated mechanically when the lid is shut.
- If there is no issue following the above tests it is possible to remove the switch and change the Rx1 setting on your multimeter. Press and hold the switch button, place the probes on the switch’s terminals, you will receive a reading of zero.
- If you receive an error it’s time to get an new lid switch.
Timer & Timer Motor
The timer is used to control all the functions of the Inglis washer. A number of electrical contacts can be seen within the timer. These contacts are controlled by a cam assembly that is controlled by a motor. Some of the contacts in the timer are used to control the timer motor. If the timer in your washer will not advance and the timer motor could be defective. How to test the timer and timer motor in the Inglis washing machine using the aid of a multi-meter
- Unplug the Inglis washing appliances from the power source.
- Find and remove the timer. To access the control panel and rear panel, you will need to remove them.
- Set your multi-meter’s Rx1 setting and touch the probes to the terminals which regulate the motor (refer to your wiring diagram). Test for continuity, and you should get a reading of zero or nearly zero.
- If your test yields different results, you’ll require an timer replacement.
Water level control
The water level control feature on Inglis washing machines allows the user to turn on and off the water valve at certain levels and also to provide power to the timer motor to regulate the water level. You could have a issue with the switch for water level if your washer fills and isn’t advancing. How to check the water level control on the Inglis washing machine:
- Since you will work with electrical components, it is crucial to disconnect the washing machine prior to begin.
- If you suspect that there is a problem with the switch, remove the air dome tube. To locate and remove the air dome hose, get the cabinet out. The hose should be placed in water and seal the ends. Then blow air into each end to check for bubbles. You must also examine the pipe for signs of wear, cracks or obstructions.
- If you have not found any issues, you might require a replacement water-level switch.
Timer Knob, Dial & Skirt
The timer knob, or dial, is attached to the shaft of the clock and rotates as the timer moves through a sequence. The timer’s knob could be used to begin the cycle by pulling out from the knob. This will activate the switch in the timer. The knob for the timer is generally made from plastic and strengthened by a keyed-in insert. In normal use, it can result in the knob to break or wear, and then not be able to turn in the direction of the shaft.
This makes it more difficult to adjust the timer to the desired setting and also cause the dial to not rotate with the timer shaft when the cycle progresses. How can you check the timer knob on an Inglis washer?
- Connect the Inglis washer’s power supply.
- To locate the knob for the timer, it is necessary to remove the cabinet or the rear panel to reach the back.
- To ensure that the timer has been engaged check the knob by pulling it out , then pressing it into.
- If it’s not engaged it, you’ll require replacement knobs.
The drain pump removes water from the Inglis washer tub at the end of the rinse and wash sections of the cycle. If the drain pump fails, the Inglis washing machine will not be able to sense that the tub has been empty and could not proceed to the next part of the cycle. Check your washer’s drain pump when it stops during the rinse or wash portions.
Certain models that are electronically controlled could display a fault message when this problem occurs. If you’re Inglis washing machine displays the fault code You can look up our list of common appliance fault codes to identify the cause. What is the best way to inspect the drain pump in an Inglis washer?
- Unplug the Inglis washer.
- Locate your drain pump. It’s necessary to take off the cabinet or front panel of your appliance to get to the pump.
- Once you’ve located the pump, check all the connections and hoses that come off the pump for damages or leaks.
- If the leak originates through the pump, then you’ll require a replacement pump.
Water Inlet Valve
The valve for water inlet supplies cold and hot water to Inglis washers during filling sections. The valve should have at least two electric solenoids that open the valve when necessary. If your washer is unable to progress through the cycle or stalls at a filling portion for the wash or rinse or filling portion, the water inlet valve may be at fault. First, make sure that there are no kinks in the hoses for the inlet and they’re free of any restrictions.
If all is well then you should test the continuity of the solenoids with the help of a multi-meter. How to test the water inlet valve inside theInglis washing machine using a multi-meter:
- Before you begin the Inglis washer, be sure that it’s unplugged.
- Locate and remove the valve that opens the water supply. You will find it directly in the hose connection. To reach it then, you’ll have to remove all or a portion of the cabinet.
- Check the screens of the valve for debris or buildups, do this carefully since the screens are not able to be repaired, and if the screens have been damaged, you’ll require a new valve.
- Examine your pump visually for any indication of wear or damage, in the event that none are discovered make sure your multi-meter is set to Rx1 and place the probes on to the terminals. Refer to your manual for details on what this test can reveal, since it varies from one model to the next.
- You will need a replacement water valve If your readings fall beyond the recommended range.