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replace agitator "dogs"

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 09, 2013


Go to an appliance parts store

Use the phone book

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 09, 2013


Hello Mr. Robertson. With your computer go to 'Sears Parts' and search for your make & model. This site will provide the complete technical service manual including parts ID & pricing. Disconnect the AC power & hoses(prepare to catch the water spill from the hoses), get your tool box,(correcting the lid sensor switch position or replacing it, making a note on the color coded wiring of the controller) and spend the whole day disassembling, confirming what parts you need, gittin em, replacing em, puttin it back together, and savin the money to celebrate.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 01, 2013


You could have had a failure of the pump which would explain the leak

Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 26, 2013


your line is semi plugged

Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 20, 2013


Hello,have to tell you that most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping noise during the spin, the load of cloth may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the cloths, then restart the machine. Repeat these steps if necessary.

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 17, 2013


your dog ears are bad.
You can replace them for about $10 @ your local appliance store.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 06, 2013


see this steps and fix it. God bless you

Tub Bearing

If the washer is making a loud noise the tub bearing might be worn out, this is a common problem. The bearing can be replaced. On some models the bearing is part of the outer tub and the outer tub will need to be replaced.


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Tub Seal and Bearing Kit

If the washer is making a loud noise the tub seal and bearing kit may need to be replaced. This is a common problem. sometimes the tub seal and bearing are part of the outer tub and the outer tub would then need to be replaced.


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Rear Drum with Bearing

If the washer is making a loud noise the rear drum with bearing might need to be replace. On this washer the bearing is not sold separately, the entire rear drum will have to be replaced. This is a very involved repair and will require disassembling most of the washer. However, the problem is going to get worse very quickly and so either the drum and bearing will need to be replaced or the washing machine.


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Bearing

If the washer is making a loud noise the bearing might be worn out. As bearings wear out from friction they gradually get worse and worse until they fail. In the meantime they get louder. If the noise primarily happens during the spin cycle the bearing is likely the problem.


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Drive Pulley

If the washer is making a loud noise the drive pulley might be worn out, cracked, loose or bent. Remove the drive pulley and inspect it carefully. If it is damaged or defective replace it.


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Pulley

If the washer is making a loud noise the drive pulley may be worn out. If the drive pulley is loose or wobbling it will need to be replaced


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U-Joint Kit

If the washer is making a loud noise the U-Joint may have failed. This is the primary drive mechanism for the agitation motion in this washer. Although this is not a very difficult repair for a DIY'er with some experience, the part is expensive and so it may be worth considering a new washer.


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Motor Coupling

If the washer is making a loud noise the motor coupling might have failed. The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission. It is designed to fail if the washer is overloaded in order to protect both the motor and transmission.


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Clutch

If the washer is making a loud noise in the spin cycle, the clutch assembly might be worn out. The clutch assembly makes the connection between the transmission and the inner tub. It is designed to allow the tub to get up to the proper spin speed gradually. As the clutch wears out it may become loud during spin or just after the spin cycle finishes. The clutch is not repairable, if it is loud or not working properly it will need to be replaced.


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Drive Belt

If the washer is making a loud noise the drive belt might be defective. Over time the drive belt will dry out and start cracking, eventually a piece of the belt can break off resulting in a loud noise whenever the motor is running.


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Transmission

If the washer is making a loud noise the transmission might be worn out or defective. There are many other more likely causes for noise from a washer. If the noise turns out to be caused by the transmission it may have to be replaced.


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Drain Pump

If the washer is making a loud noise the drain pump might be going bad or might have something caught in it. Remove the drain pump from the washer and inspect it carefully. Look for anything that might be caught in it, a piece of wire, plastic, etc. If nothing is wrong with the pump, but it's still noisy it will have to be replaced.


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Drive Motor

If the washer is making a loud noise the drive motor bearings may have worn out. Washer motors are normally almost silent when they run. If the motor is run without a belt hooked up to it and it's loud it will have to be replaced.


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Water Inlet Valve

If the washer is noisy or loud, particularly when the washer is filling, the water inlet valve is at fault and will need to be replaced.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 21, 2013


Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya
Normally this problem is due to a worn out drive /basket clutch assembly that has failed this assy is normally should be replaced as a set and not only 1 part because if you only replace the drive but not the clutch then the clutch will soon fail ok so i suggest replacing them as a set
Here is some more info on this below

Quick tips....Slow or no spin....

  1. Lid open.

  2. Lid switch defective. ( Very Common problem )

  3. Lid switch disconnect plug open/burnt.

  4. Clothes between basket and outer tank.

  5. Lint filter caught between the wash basket and outer holding tank.

  6. Wiring harness.

  7. Bad motor capacitor ( How to check )

  8. Weak clutch.

  9. Timer switches. ( possible not allowing the pause required for the transmission to set up to spin )

  10. Motor.

  11. Cam driver on basket drive broken or basket drive weak.

  12. Spin tube.

  13. Notches in drive block worn out and not engaging basket drive shaft.

  14. Broken motor coupling. See Replacing Motor Coupler Page

  15. Read a bit on how the washer works as well.


If your washer will not spin...first thing is to consider if washer is RUNNING and not spinning or NOT RUNNING and not spinning. If the washer is NOT running ( or working intermittently ) check lid switch for continuity. Broken lid switch arm and the lid switch probe should be checked as well. Something NEW to check for when looking at that lid switch. Always a good idea to check for clothing between the tanks as well. Make sure nothing has gone through one of the inner basket holes and is now scrapping or jamming the tub from moving, such items may be a nail, pin, bra under wire.

Read a bit on how the washer works as well.

If washer IS running, remove power and remove cabinet. Use a piece of insulated wire to by-pass the lid switch wires, turn the timer to spin and pull out the knob, push the knob back in and pull it out again. Watch for the clutch drum to turn ( brown section in picture A ). If it is turning but the inner wash tub is not, then more often than not you have a worn clutch lining or a weak spin spring, also the brake may have seized up. If the clutch drum is not turning and washer is not spinning, often the failure is in the transmission gear box. ( see picture B ).

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 11, 2013

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