Tip & How-To about Washing Machines
There are many possibilities for this problem.
you will have to check all of them one by one mentioned as follows :---
There is a lid switch in
the washer. The washing machine will not start spinning till the lid is closed.
In some cases it has been seen that lid is closed still the washer does
not agitating. in this cases the lid switch has to be checked. if the lid
switch is faulty then the closed lid will not be detected by the washing
machine, and it will not start agitate cycle.
But if the lid switch is ok checked, then other possibility can be fault in the motor coupler. Many a times the motor coupler is broken .The motor coupler is plastic/rubber kind of material fitted on the shaft of the motor .Check properly if the motor coupler seems cracked, worn out loose or broken then it needs to be replaced to solve the issue. But if motor coupler is checked ok then other possibility for this problem is the spinning belt. If the belt is worn out or loose or cracked/broken then it needs to replace.
Only for GE washers. In GE model washers, there is a clutch used for proper spin speed. If the clutch wears out, it has to be replaced.But if clutch/belt seems ok. then other possibility is driver motor itself .check if the motor has power if not then the motor is got internally burnt .in this case the drive motor needs to be replaced. but if drive motor is functioning properly then other possibility to be checked for this fault is the transmission shifter and pulley. If the transmission shifter becomes defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. Replacing the shifter is bit time consuming and tough job. you will require proper tools to deal with this problem.. But if the transmission shifter is properly working then other possibility to check is the Agitator itself.If the transmission is moving properly but the Agitator is getting stuck and not moving properly then its the fault in the agitator assembly that has to be replaced to solve the problem. This will help.Thanks.
Posted by charlymont... on
Apr 29, 2010 | Hotpoint Washing Machines
Apr 07, 2010 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer
Nov 23, 2008 | Kenmore Oasis HE 27082 Top Load Washer
Sep 03, 2008 | Washing Machines
135 people viewed this tip
Usually answered in minutes!