Question about Washing Machines
The spin cycle has trouble getting up to speed. Clothes are still very wet at the end if the spin cycle. Everything else seems to work fine in cluding the agitator. I have the lid switch "hot wired" so I can view it. Work better with light loads.
lid switch is bad chance are you can by pass this by removing the timer header and crossing the outer wire on the lid switch that it mounted closest to the lid not the power cord this will tell you if you need a switch
Posted on Dec 03, 2007
replace the dogs in the top portion of the agaitator, the agaitator top comes off and you will see the four dogs part number is 285707 about 3-5 dollars
Posted on Apr 16, 2008
Tip the washer backward, inspect the bottom of the gearcase for oil. If oil is present, the oil has migrated to the clutch causing it to slip during spin. The gearcase and clutch will have to be replaced if oil is present. Check the owners manual for limited warranty on the gearcase. If oil is not present, the clutch is just worn and should be replaced.
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
When you look down into the agitator, are there 4 white plastic points that look slightly melted or otherwise deformed? If so, using a small flat head screw and a small hammer, separate the white plastic from the surrounding translucent plastic. Once you've done that, it should easily pull apart.
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
Welcome to FixYa.
Based on your description, the problem is likely worn agitator dogs/gears. The new dogs alone part # 3109 or what I'd recommend, part # 285809 for your specific model as a kit with new hub too.
These are common and available at most brick & mortar parts depot's as well as on-line vendor's such as "repairclinic.com" or "searspartsdirect.com" to name a couple.
You`ll need to remove the top of the agitator to replace them.
To remove the top cover of the agitator, it should lift off by prying up gently with a flat screwdriver or puddy knife.
Under this cap there actually is a screw/fastener,( bolt ) it just may or may not look anything like a typical screw.
It could be a plastic piece with a square center and with the aid of a large flat screwdriver inserted in this location pressed into one of the corner`s in the square center
(as to hold it still or turn it, I usually hold it still while turning the agitator)
at the same time as holding the bottom of the agitator, turn it counter-clockwise and it will come loose. It may be the bolt style and in that case just remove the bolt and lift it out.
On Whirlpool washer throughout the years there are several types, ones with a 7/16", 1/2" or 9/16" bolt holding it in place, and the type I described. Based onthe model number you provided yours will be the 7/16" bolt.
This is a link to a helpful "how to" video...it may have slight differences to your washer, and may refer to a different part number but essentially the same...it is still Whirlpool.
Thank`s for visiting FixYa. Good luck and let me know if I can assist you further.
Posted on Jan 15, 2011
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