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Washer only makes a humming noise

Washer full of water, won't pump out,won't agitate. rotate timer buy hand ,only get a humming noise from the motor. rotate timer knob to any wash position,only get a humming noise.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    water wont come on to fill washer just makes humming noise

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    When you turn it on the water pump makes a humming noise

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HI,

It doesn't agitate If your washer doesn't agitate, check these:

Lid switch
Motor coupler
Belts
Clutch
Drive motor
Drive pulleys
Transmission
Agitator
Lid switch If the lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate or function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

Motor coupler Many washers produced by Whirlpool® use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. If this happens, you need to completely replace it.

Belts Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)

Clutch If your washer was made by GE®, it may use a clutch for agitating the clothes. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the washer from agitating well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.

Drive motor Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.

Drive pulleys The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley.

Transmission The transmission could have either of these problems:

  • Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may not agitate properly or at all.


  • The transmission may have a worn or broken gear, or some other internal problem.


If you suspect a transmission problem, you may have to call a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.

Agitator The inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline.

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

  • Priya darshan Oct 04, 2008




    If your washer won't drain, check these:




    It spins, but doesn't pump

    If
    your washer spins but doesn't pump the water out, the drain line is
    probably clogged. In many washers, a small sock or other piece of
    clothing can get between the clothes tub and the outer tub that holds
    the water. If the clothing gets between the tubs, it may then get into
    the drain hose that's attached to the pump--or even into the pump
    itself. If it's in the pump, you need to remove the hoses from the pump
    and pull the item out.

    To remove the sock from the outer tub
    port, open the washer's main access panel and remove the large-diameter
    rubber hose that connects the pump to the bottom of the outer tub.
    Then, using needle-nose pliers, try to grab and remove the clothing
    through the port.

    Sometimes you can't remove the stuck
    clothing from below. Then you have to remove the agitator, top of the
    outer drum shield, and inner clothes tub. This isn't easy to do--and
    you may need special tools--so you might be happier getting a qualified
    appliance repair technician to do the job.

    If the drain line
    isn't plugged, the problem may be with your pump. Even if the pump
    appears to be turning, the internal impeller may be broken. If so, you
    need to replace the pump.




    It doesn't spin or pump

    If
    your washer doesn't spin or pump water out but the motor is running,
    your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley. If so, you need to
    replace the pump. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer
    and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if
    it's frozen or stiff--replace it.




    It pumps, but the water returns

    If
    the water that pumps out of the machine goes back into the machine
    after the spin cycle, your washer may be siphoning the water from a
    laundry tub that has a slow drain, back into the washer. The usual
    remedy for this is to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is
    something stuck in the drain?) Also, check for these problems:



    • If the drain hose reaches more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub, cut off the excess.



    • If your drain hose is lower than the washer's cabinet, install an air gap/siphon break assembly.


  • Priya darshan Oct 04, 2008

    (Please click on blue coloured links for more info or pics)

    If your washer fills and then makes a humming noise look for something caught in the pump. The pump
    on this washer is directly connected to the motor; so if the pump is
    jammed, the motor is jammed, too. Fortunately, this is one of the
    easiest washers to work on. The entire washer cabinet comes off, giving you easy access to all the guts; it’ll look like this…



    and you’ll see the pump right down in front, as shown above. Pry off the two clips on the pump, pull it off the motor, and tie it back.
    Now bypass the tan and gray wires on the three-wire lid switch harness
    using a length of insulated 12 gauge wire as a jumper wire. If the
    motor runs after the tub fills, then you know you need a new pump.


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