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I have a Whirlpool washer (wtw5000dw0) that stopped in the middle of a wash cycle. I think it stopped before the drain cycle so the washer is currently full of water. When I try pressing the button to restart the cycle, it either does nothing or sometimes the LED for 'sensing' will flash for hours without anything happening. I read somewhere else that the lid latch can wear out and cause the cycle to stop before the drain. I also read that it could be an electrical problem with a blown fuse or something. I'm just wondering if this is true and if it is worth trying to fix myself.

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If this happens "end of wash cycle, just as it should be starting to spin/drain" then it is very likely the lid switch. See # 14 in this parts diagram

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If this is the problem then, depending on how exactly it failed, you can temporarily bypass it (either via wire or - according to some references from the linked page - possibly using magnets) to make sure that this is really the problem. But I can tell you from personal experience with older models that this is a very common problem, with an easy fix.

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