Question about Whirlpool Washing Machines
Could be an issue with the timer. For the typical later model Whirlpool/Kenmore direct drive washer the motor always turns in the same direction while agitage and spin go in opposite directions. There is a transmission/gear box which allows whis to work. The timer is supposed to pause for about 10 seconds just before the spin cycle to allow the motor to stop and then start again when the gears are set to spin mode. A bad timer (which is a common problem) may not be allowing this reset and the washer won't spin all of the time although it may agitate and may spin some of the time.
Tell-tale sign of a bad timer is a small burn mark near one of the connectors. You may have to remove the timer to see this and even then look very closely.
A new replacement Whirlpool timer will run you between $100-150 for the part.
Hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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its a separate cycle all by itself.
Say U hand wash something in a sink and instead of wringing it out by hand U can put it in the washer and press this SPIN cycle.
So U can also use it to spin more water out of your garments after the regular wash and spin cycle.
Slower spin speeds mean -
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