Washer does not run
by Matthew Tritsch
(Lenexa KS USA)
Roper SM8280871A Will not turn on no matter which setting it is on. Standing water in the washer. Tested different washing settings and no changes. Hoses are not plugged up. Tested Outlet and Circuit Box and both are working fine.
Does the washer make any noise at all? If not the problem is electrical. Most Roper washers are made by Whirlpool but that model number is not correct (I think you may a given a serial number) so I cannot confirm.
Assuming the washer is Whirlpool made this page will show how to test the lid switch, which is the first thing you should check. Whirlpool Washer Repair
If it does make a noise the likely cause is a clogged water pump. If the pump is clogged the washer will make a humming noise as if a motor is trying to run.
This page talks about the water pump Whirlpool Washer Not Running
If you need anymore help I will need your model number.