Roper Washer Stopped Working

Appliance Repair QuestionsCategory: Washing MachinesRoper Washer Stopped Working
Kim Marie Rinde asked 10 months ago

My Roper top loading washing machine, model rtw4305sq0, just quit working after it filled up with water to do a load of clothes. I put a load in, set it to the cycle I wanted, pulled the timer button out, & it filled with water. Once it was full, nothing happened. The timer doesn't advance, nor does anything happen when I put the timer to the spin or rinse setting. I am wondering if the problem could be the timer.

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Appliance Repair Staff answered 1 month ago

Your Roper top-loading washing machine, model RTW4305SQ0, stopping after filling up with water for a load of clothes, suggests a potential issue with the timer or another related component. After setting the cycle and pulling out the timer button, the machine filled with water as expected, but then ceased to function. The timer doesn't advance, and nothing happens even when you manually set it to the spin or rinse settings.

The timer is indeed a likely suspect in this scenario. If the timer is malfunctioning, it can prevent the washing machine from moving to the next cycle. It's also worth considering the lid switch, which is a common issue in top-loading washers. If the machine doesn't detect that the lid is closed, it won't proceed to the next cycle for safety reasons. Additionally, there could be an electrical issue, such as a blown fuse or a problem with the wiring, that's preventing the machine from advancing to the next cycle. The water level switch might also be malfunctioning and not sending the signal to start the next cycle after the tub is filled.

You might want to start by checking the lid switch and the water level switch. If these seem to be functioning correctly, then the timer could be the issue. If you're comfortable with DIY repairs and have experience working with electrical appliances, you could attempt to inspect these components. However, if you're unsure, seeking assistance from a professional appliance repair technician is advisable. They can provide a more accurate diagnosis and safely repair any faulty components. Remember, safety is crucial when dealing with electrical appliances, so ensure the washer is unplugged before attempting any inspections or repairs.

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