KitchenAid washers that do not move into the next cycle of laundry can create confusion and frustration. This issue can be caused by a range of reasons, from simple to complicated. In this article, we will look at the most frequently-cited reasons for why KitchenAid washers don’t advance to the next cycle . We will also provide step-by step instructions on how to troubleshoot and fix the issue. This guide is written for experienced DIYers as well as first-timer. It will show you how to solve the issue and get your KitchenAid washer back in good order within minutes. It all depends on the type of KitchenAid washer you own.
Top-loading KitchenAid washers won’t advance to the drain or spin cycle in the event that the lid switch malfunctions. KitchenAid washers that don’t finish their cycle might have a malfunctioning timer or faulty water-level pressure switches. A malfunctioning or damaged drain pump, or shifter assembly of a top-load vertical modular KitchenAid washer can cause it to stop mid-cycle. A lot of suds may cause this type of washer to stop running before the cycle completes. For the front-load KitchenAid washer, a broken washer door lock assembly or a malfunctioning main control board, or defective motor control board can hinder the KitchenAid washer from completing the cycle. This type of washer frequently sends out a digital error signal when the control of the washer detects a problem and stop the cycle.
The following repair suggestions could assist in resolving Your KitchenAid Washer Problem
Replace the switch on the lid of the washer: The lid switch for top-loading KitchenAid washers is a safety switch that checks whether the lid is shut. If the basket is spinning, the lid must be shut. Otherwise, the machine will not drain or spin. Certain top-load KitchenAid models need the lid of the washer to be shut before the drive motor starts to spin. Top-load KitchenAid washers that are top-load will not fill up even if the lid remains open. Replace the switch in the event that the lid switch doesn’t detect when the lid is shut.
Replace the washer’s shifter assembly: The shifter assembly – also known as the actuator inside a top load washer is mounted to the lower part of the gear case. The motor that is in the shifter assembly moves the drive system from spin mode to the agitation. A sensor on the shifter detects the location of the drive system during the wash cycle. If the motor, sensor or mechanical components of the shifter assembly fail, the washer ceases to function and displays an error code. Replace the entire shifter assembly if it fails. The KitchenAid washer’s door lock assembly is in need of replacement. A front-load KitchenAid washer is equipped with a safety switch as well as a latch and locking mechanism. If any of these components fails when the door is open, the door will not be locked; however, if a part fails when the door closed, the door will not open. Replace the entire assembly in case any component fails.
Replace the KitchenAid washer main control board: The main electronic control board, sometimes referred to as the mother board, governs the time and operation of the washer’s components. It is the one that controls the drain and fill valves pumps, as well as the drive motor. Replace the KitchenAid washer timer :The timer -often referred to as a cycle selector — is the dial that you use to set the timer on a KitchenAid washer with mechanical controls. The timer lets the KitchenAid washer go through cycles, from initial filling up to the final spin. Replace the timer when it doesn’t move the washer through its cycle.
Replace or repair or replace the KitchenAid washer drain pump: The drain pump is responsible for removing water from the KitchenAid washer at specific times throughout the wash cycle. The impeller blades, seals and bearings of the pump might wear out. A belt-driven pump can have its belt break and the pulley might shear. A humming noise during the time that you notice that the KitchenAid washer is full of water is a common indicator of a malfunctioning pump. In certain instances, you can repair the pump by clearing the debris out replacing wiring malfunctions, or replacing the seal. You may replace the pump if it’s impossible to repair or rebuild.
Replace the KitchenAid washer’s motor control board: The motor control board is just in front of the drive motor of a KitchenAid front load washer. It’s typically found in the bottom of the washer. It controls the speed of the drive motor and the direction it’s directed for the tumble and spin actions. If the motor does not run the motor control board might require replacement. Replace the KitchenAid washer water-level pressure switch :The water-level pressure switch is used to determine the level of water in the tub. The washer won’t fill correctly if the water-level pressure sensor is damaged. It could not fill in any way or overfill to the level that it is overflowing. If the pressure switch isn’t able to accurately detect and control the water level inside the washer, it is time to replace it.