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My Washing Machine Stops Mid Cycle

You spend a lot of money on home appliances, so when your washing machine stops mid cycle it’s like you’re only getting half of what you paid for. Before you head to the store to demand half your money back, though, take a moment to consider a more reasonable approach. First, accept the fact that machines break. Then, remember that we’ll help you figure out why your top- or front-loading washer is stopping when it shouldn’t. Could be the lid switch or the water inlet valve or another cause listed below. We'll guide you down the path of logic so you can pinpoint the problem. Don’t panic. Repair Clinic is here to help.
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Common solutions for: Washer stops mid cycle
Solution 1:
Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly
The door lock secures the washer door shut during operation. Once the washer door is closed, the washer can begin operating. If the washer door is not latched shut, the door switch prevents the washer... from operating. If the door lock is defective, the washer may stop mid cycle. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Inspect the door lock for damage. If the door lock is damaged or does not latch properly, replace it. To determine if the door lock has failed electrically, consult your washer’s diagram and use a multimeter to test each of the door lock switches for continuity. If one of the switches does not have continuity, replace the switch.
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Washing Machine Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly
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Solution 2:
Lid Switch Assembly
The lid switch assembly prevents the washer from spinning when the lid is open. If the lid switch assembly fails, the washer may stop mid-cycle. To determine if the lid switch assembly is defective, u...se a multimeter to test each of the lid switches for continuity. If a lid switch does not have continuity, replace it.
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Washing Machine Lid Switch Assembly
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