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Washer is about 10 months old, used daily. No problems until the other day, during a wash, the main water pump for the house blew its breaker and of course we lost water pressure. Had to restart the washer. Since then, the washer will stop during rince cycle, and also noticed it does not agitate during rinse. It fills with water, completes wash cycle, drains, spins, then goes into rinse cycle, fills with water, then without agitating, the drain motor kicks in, runs for a while, then the washer shuts down, door lock off, start button flashing. Will not restart on its own, even when left for hours. If you press start, it will continue. Sometimes, clothes not as dry as they should be. Cleaned drain pump filter, it had nothing in it anyhow, which I thought was odd after 10 months. Tried removing power from washer for a few minutes, to possibly re-set any electronics that may be scrambled, still the same problem. Any ideas? Suspect brains are scrambled...I know mine are...

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SOURCE: Washer doesn't agitate

sounds like your washer went mellow on you(doesn't get agitated, right)?

ok. enough humor.

sounds like there's a problem with the motor/belt/control board in that order

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

SOURCE: Washer fills, drains, & final spin

I had the same problem and ended up replacing the control board which solved it.  Contact Westland Sales at 800-356-0766 ext. 5 for tech support.

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series washer model #11092587210

My washer won't work after we moved it into a new house, and I found a fuse in the floor beside it but couldnt find anywhere it would go. Is the fuse from the washer?

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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SOURCE: doesnt agitate or spin.

Mine is 1 1/2 years old and this worked for me

unplug from power for at least 30 seconds

turn the dial to spin but don't pull out

plug back in to power and open and shut completely so switch is engaged solidly 11 times in 15 seconds.

pull out knob to turn on

This should clear a error code.

hope it helps!

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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SOURCE: My GE front loading washer Model WCVH6260 does not

This has happened to us also. Our machine is 27 months old. I just had a non-GE repairman out and he showed me the mutilated belt. I was wrapped around the pulley. He said that the pulley had to be out of wack in order for this to happen because the belt looked in great condition (besides being in 3 pieces). Then the metal wheel (don't know the official name) is now warped and had gouged 3 grooves into the cheap plastic outer tub. So badly that it went thru to where the water is. So NOW, I have a big piece of scrap metal in my basement. I need a new outer tub, pulley, belt and at least 2 hours of labor. So a bill of 4-500$. I think GE can take this hunk of metal! But of course, GE has to send out their service man to inspect it. So I have to pay another service fee. They need to scrap this model and possibly others. What a waste of a whole lot of money. NEVER again.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

SOURCE: maytag washer will not agitate during wash cycle

http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=2946.0
Above is a service manual this will show you how to troubleshoot and repair.

Posted on May 04, 2010

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the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.


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For safety, washing machines are made so that they spin only with the lid closed. The lid switch
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All the time

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Outer tub - Over time, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.

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