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    Default Mode shifter

    Mode shifter 49tyz-110
    When ohming one of these, what kind of resistance should show beteen pins 3 and 2, 4 snd 6 in spin mode? 5 and 6?
    5 and 7 in agitate mode?

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    1. Disconnect power from the washer.

    2. Remove the front off the washer.

    3. Disconnect the sifter coil from the motor. It will be the only plug with only two terminals. It will also be the third plug from the left.

    Mode shifter-2siftercoil-jpg

    4. Then test for continuity across the two wires. You should get around 98 ohms, the important thing is if it is open or not. If it is open replace the shaft and tube and if it is around 98 ohms replace the motor.

    Note: that on the early models the motor can cause the shifter coil to fail under the right conditions. The short version of this is that there is two 30-second time frames during a cycle that if you opened the lid of the washer and left it opened for more than a few minutes the shifter would fail. This is was an algorithm problem in the motor control board (located on top of the motor). This only applies to motors with the following part numbers on the motor 175d516g014, 175d516g015, 175d516g016, 175d516g026, 175d516g027, 175d516g028, 175d516g029, 175d516g030, 175d516g031.If your mode shifter has failed and your motor has one of these part numbers, you will need to replace the motor and the shifter to correct the problem.

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    Thought I had already replied to this, but I should have noted I was referring to Whirlpool made mode shifter ACUATORS with the numbers I posted.
    That being said, I am glad you responded with the info you posted. That was something else I definitely wanted to know.
    Thanks!

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    They do have an actuator that is a fairly common failure item.

    This might help...



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    Thanks Jeff, I have seen that vid before, but could barely understand a word he was saying. Was he getting proper readings?

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    I would have to check at work as I get no sound from this one at home.
    It was the thing I could find.
    I usually just change out the actuator if I suspect it is bad.

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