We have a Whirlpool Model LA5880XKW0 -- it has been unused for some time and
will not start .. everything looks good and Whirlpool says that there is no
fuse in it (nor could I find a fuse in the electrical diagram on the back).
I suspect it is the switch, but would like to know how I can be positive
that this is the problem before removing and replacing it since parts are
non-returnable. The odd part is that there is nothing, no sound, no
chatter, it just sits there.
Would appreciate any help that any of you can offer.
the most common two electrical items that fail in this model are motor start
capacitor p/n 661606 or else lid switch p/n 279347 - though not sure if
either one would cause it to be completely dead
most any switch can be tested with an ohm meter, so you would know if it is
truly bad before ordering a new non-returnable part
you can buy an ohm meter at harbor freight for $3 !!
I would strongly advise you pick up this item on ebay:
this manual is actually for the direct drive model, and yours is belt drive,
but the general info within is a must read!