Whirlpool Washer Shift Actuator. Washing machine mode shift actuator commonly shows the same symptoms as a lid switch and will stop the washer from spinning, and sometimes pumping/draining the water out of the washer. The actuator serves several functions. It has a synchronous motor that shifts the splutch cam ring and monitors the position of the splutch. It also houses a transmission speed/position optical sensor.
Part Number WPW10006355 replaces W10006355, WPW10006355VP