20 Most Recent Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer - Page 7 Questions & Answers

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
(no promises but try this!)
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to rinse or spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Here are my complete and generic guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.

It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.

If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on Jul 08, 2011

try to turn the timer dial to rinse and spin, and then see if the water will drain

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on Jul 07, 2011

if it washes fine check the wig wag if it has one and see if the long silver bars are moving to the slot on them to properly engauge the clutch, if so then your clutch assy is bad, if not you have a problem thats worth more than the unit. Roper are considered throw aways in the industry due to the high cost of the parts and the way their made...

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on Jul 02, 2011

if you look on the lid there is a tab that when you close the door, it goes down into a hole and in this hole is a switch. either the tab is broke or the switch is bad.

good luck

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on Jun 27, 2011

just stopped working.. when pull out knob hear motor hum but thats all

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on Jun 25, 2011

if the washer drains the drive cuppler it bad let me know if draing can walk you threw how to replace

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on Jun 24, 2011

Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the sight.

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on Jun 14, 2011

The lid switch is broken. Even though it may appear to work correctly, when they
become cracked the machine will not go into spin cycle.

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on Jun 13, 2011

Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome.

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on Jun 13, 2011

Pop off the top cap and you should be able to see the nut to tighten.Hope this is helpful.

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011


Welcome to FixYa.

Here`s a helpful link for changing it out, and it covers most whirlpool built washers including Roper and removing the screws...locating them can be tricky on some models...this helps.


If this gives you any trouble I will try to help in any manner I can of course, let me know. Good luck.


Macmarkus :)

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on Jun 09, 2011

hello, it sounds like a failed lid switch part #3949247 it wont rinse or spin with a bad lid switch. it also wont rinse or spin if there is no cold water to the unit.

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on Jun 08, 2011

Must be something in the pump. To verify simply lay the hose on drain hose down to floor level over a bucket. If no water comes out then your pump is blocked. In order to inspect for objects in the pump you must remove the cabinet to access the innards on this machine. Do not work from behind this machine. It is designed to be fixed in place. Flip up the controls and remove the cabinet. Get a pail to catch the water and remove the hoses to access the inside of the pump.

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Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on May 28, 2011

That is a leaky water supply valve. They are not very much money and easy to replace. Before you do the rapair place the washer in spin and shut off the water faucets. You can finish the washing for the day. You remove the inlet hoses and these 2 screw that hold it to the frame. You must flip up the controls and remove the case to get to the water valve.themobilian_2393.jpg

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Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on May 24, 2011

It is so common that the drain cloggs and is the most problematic fault in a washing machine. In all occasions it is important that your observation is most important and so is vital to the identification /rectification and solution. If you have noticed that water has leaked then as the drain hose pump/valve and fittings are located on the underside of the machine it is important that you look for possible leaks here. In some cases the drain hose would be clogged at the drain end to outlet of the house and so there will be back flushing resulting in overflow to the outside. Also the drain pump/valve can be clogged or the drain hose clamps can be loose on the grip which can all cause the leak to occurs. Removing and Cleaning the drain pump/valve, tightening of the hose is also very important. The dain pump /valve must be tested and if fault must be replaced.

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on May 18, 2011

Your main barring that controls the spinning is going out. Try and see if can spray lubricant to oil/ grease to see if that helps.

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on May 08, 2011

Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. If your washer doesn't drain or spin, you may read and learn what parts may cause this. First, you will want to check your water pump. You need to make sure it is working. Make sure you check the belt on the pump. Make sure it is not broken or loose. Also, make sure your pulley is not stuck in place. Sometimes, they will stick or barely turn at all. If this is the case, you will need to replace it. If the pump, pulley, and belt are working, make sure your motor is working. You should be able to hear it if it is. If it isn't, check your lid switch. The lid switch can cause the motor to not work. It may need adjusted. If not, go ahead and change it. A bad lid switch may cause the washer to not work at all. Now, if your pump is pumping and the washer still won't spin, you will want to check your belt and clutch. Once again, the belt may be broke or loose. Check to make sure your clutch is not worn also. This may be a case of a bad lid switch again as well. You could have a bad drive motor. This is what controls spinning, draining, and agitation. You could have a broken motor coupler. Over time, they will go bad and need replaced. It is possible that your transmission is slipping or damaged. And lastly, you could have a bad basket drive ir spin bearing. This is what allows the inner tub to move. If this is the case, you will probably hear loud sounds or loud banging. I want to thank you for reading and I hope this helps you. Best regards and thanks for reading.

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on May 03, 2011

The pump is most likely clogged. this is a direct drive pump, which is connected to the
motor, Usually it is a small sock in most cases. You will need to drain as much water
as you can (A shop vac is ideal for this) and **** the water from the drain hose as
well before detaching the hose clamp from the tank to the pump. Use a kitty pan to
catch the remaining water. The pump is accessed by having someone tilt the
unit to access the underneath. Pinch the spring clamps and move them back to remove
hoses. Unplug the unit before servicing. Hope this helps.

Roper RAS8445KQ... | Answered on Apr 26, 2011

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