A malfunctioning KitchenAid washing machine could be quite a hassle particularly if it is unable to move on to the next cycle. This can result in a pile of damp clothes that are urgently in need of being cleaned. Knowing the causes why your washing machine won’t proceed into the next cycle could save you both time and money by preventing the needless repair or replacement. We’ll go over some of the possible reasons that KitchenAid washing machines won’t advance into the next cycle, and offer some tips on how to bring it back functioning normally.
The kind of washer you are using will determine the reason a KitchenAid washer can’t go into the next cycle.
If the lid switch of a top-load KitchenAid washer is broken and the washer is not able to advance to the spin or drain cycle. KitchenAid washers that do not complete the cycle may also be suffering from a malfunctioning timing device or faulty water-level pressure switches.
For a vertical modular (VMW) top-load washer, an ineffective shifter assembly or a faulty drain pump could stop the washer mid-cycle. In addition, excessive suds could cause this washer to stop running before the cycle is complete.
A front-loader can stop running a cycle when it is damaged by a door lock, main electronic control board malfunction or motor control board problem. When the washer detects a problem, this type of KitchenAid washer can send an error message in digital format to the computer. The cycle will stop.
These repairs could solve the KitchenAid washer’s problem.
Replace the KitchenAid lid switch on the washer
A top-load KitchenAid lid switch in the washer is a safety switch that checks whether the lid is shut. If the basket turns, the lid must be closed. The washer won’t drain or spin when it detects the lid as open.
Some top-load models require that the KitchenAid lids of the washers be closed prior to the motor that drives the washer is activated. Top-load washers that have an open lid aren’t equipped to fill.
If the lid switch isn’t sensing whether the lid is closed Replace the switch.
Replace the KitchenAid washer shifter assembly
The shifter assembly, also known as the actuator-in a top-load washer is mounted to the bottom of the gearcase. The motor that drives the shifter moves the drive system’s direction between mode of agitation and spin mode. The position of the drive system is monitored by a sensor mounted within the shifter. The washer will stop if the sensor, motor or mechanical components of the shifter assembly fail and send an error code. Replace the KitchenAid shifter assembly if it malfunctions.
Change the KitchenAid washer lock assembly
The KitchenAid door lock assembly that comes with front-load washers includes an alarm switch that determines whether the washer door is closed, a latch and a locking mechanism. The door will not lock should any of these components fail when the door is opened. If one of the components fails while the door shut, it won’t be able to open. Replace the entire unit if any component fails.
Change the control board of your KitchenAid washer
The main KitchenAid electronic controller board, also referred to as the mother board or mother board, regulates the execution and timing of washer functions. It is responsible for the fill valves and drain pumps as well as the drive motor.
The KitchenAid washer timer must be replaced
The KitchenAid washing machine’s timeris also known as a cycle selector, is the dial you can use to control the cycle. The timer lets the KitchenAid washer spin through its cycles, from initial filling up to its final spin. If the timer doesn’t move the washer throughout its cycle, you can replace it.
Replace or repair or replace the KitchenAid washer drain pump
The KitchenAid drain pump removes water from the washing machine at the proper times during the washing cycle. The bearing of the pump may wear out, or the seal may fail. The belt in belt-driven pump could break and the pulley may break off. A humming noise in the event that the washer is overflowing with water is the most common sign of a damaged pump. In certain instances you can fix the pump by cleaning it of obstructions as well as fixing wiring problems or replacing the seal. If the pump isn’t repaired or rebuilt, you must replace it.
Change the KitchenAid washer motor controller board
The KitchenAid motor control board acts as a circuit-control board inside a front-loader typically located at the lowest part of the washer right next to the drive motor. It is responsible for monitoring and controlling the drive motor’s speed and direction for spin and tumble actions throughout the cycle. If the motor doesn’t run the motor control board may require replacement.
Replace the KitchenAid washer water-level pressure switch
The KitchenAid water level pressure switch monitors the water level inside the washer. If the water-level pressure switch is malfunctioning, the washing machine will not fill correctly. It might not fill completely or overfill until it overflows. If the pressure control doesn’t accurately monitor and control the water level inside the KitchenAid washer, replace it.
A KitchenAid washer that stops getting ready for the next cycle is a bothersome issue. It may also interrupt your routine for washing. Understanding the possible causes and the solutions can assist you in identifying the issue and bring back normal operation to the washing machine. No matter what the cause is like a clogged drain or a more complex problem with the control board solving the problem can help you save time and money in the longer term. Start to address your KitchenAid washer’s problems with the cycle by following these tips and suggestions.