Washer will only spin if I lift the lid. sometimes spins slow, clothes very damp
Washer will not spin. It agitates and drains but will not spin. I have to lift the lid up and then put it down and most times it will start to spin. If I have a larger load in it, it doesn't spin out very well. The clothes are very damp and I have to put it through the spin cycle a few times.
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First thought is that the cycles are off.we have the same problem with ours right now. That slow spin speed concerns me. The motor could be going bad. If this washer is 10-12 years old, you may want to look at replacing it. Does the machine ever start agitating before it finishes filling. If so, the cycle mechanism is going bad. This has a whole host of potential problems. Ave a rep look at it. He can narrow it down quickly.
I could be the pump slowly ceazing causing the belt to slip which would give a burning smell.
Motors in those units, are well build...have a service guy in but DON"t say anything about the motor.. because they will say it because you mentioned it
I sounds like you pump
Timer is defective. Your unit has a netural drain. When finished agitating, the shuts down and then starts up reversing to drain and spin. On the initial reverse start, the water drains without the transmission spinning. After a timed period 3-4 minutes, the timer is supposed to pause, stopping the motor for a few seconds. When the motor stops again, the transmission shift to the spin cycle and when the timer resumes power tothe motor it should spin. You are doing the same thing when you lift the lid...stopping the timer and then the tranny shifts and when you set the lid down, the washer spins. Replace the timer.......
If it's spinning when you lift the lid, the coupler is fine.
If it isn't spinning--and your machine was produced by Whirlpool®--you may have a broken coupler. Many Whirlpool-made washers use a small, relatively inexpensive device called a motor coupling. This plastic-and-rubber component 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. When that happens, you need to replace it completely.
If the washer doesn't reach its proper spin speed, the clothes may be too wet at the end of a cycle. Check to be sure the load is properly balanced and run a spin cycle again. If the clothes are still wet, you may have a worn or loose belt (Maytag®), a worn clutch (GE®/Hotpoint®), or a worn motor pulley or tub bearing. Replace the applicable component.
Alternatively, there could be clothes caught between the inner and outer tubs. Read the "It spins but won't pump" section of the "It won't drain" section. Also, there could be other things that cause friction on the drive train. Seek the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician.
If the water that pumps from the machine goes right back into the machine after the spin cycle, it may be because your washer is siphoning the water from a laundry tub with a slow drain, back into the washer. Try to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is there something stuck in the drain?) Also, be sure the drain hose doesn't reach more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub. If it does, cut off the excess.
Water-inlet valves eventually fail. One problem that may develop with a water-inlet valve is that it can no longer completely shut off when the electricity is turned off to it. Then, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub--you may notice that your washer has water in it when you haven't used it for a few days. To fix this, replace the valve.
Okay...I'm a little confused on your symptoms. You initially said it fills, but doesn't agitate or spin, but drains. Then, you finished with the washer filling, no agitate or spin, but now doesn't drain. Which one is it? The symptoms you describe are usually associated with the following: 1. Fills, may or may not agitate, won't spin or drain - lid switch. 2. Fills, may or may not agitate, won't spin, but still drains - motor coupling. 3. Fills, may or may not agitate, won't spin or spins slow - gear case. 4. Fills, agitates, spins, but does not drain – water pump. NOTE: These are the more common failure items with these symptoms. Double check the lid switch by opening and closing the lid. You should hear a clicking noise to indicate the switch is working. The switch is located under the top panel along the wash tub rim on the right-hand side. If not, check to make sure the lid strike (small plastic piece on the lid itself) is in place. This activates the lid switch when the lid is closed. Also, check the mounting screws along the rim (there are two of them) to see if they are tight. If the motor coupling were bad, the washer would still drain, but there would be a rattling sound as the washer tries to spin or agitate. If you need replacement parts, go to searspartsdirect.com and type in your model number in the "Search by Model Number" window. The lid switch can be found under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item number 11 (part #3949238).Instructions on how to replace are located at the following link: http://www.fixya.com/support/r385199-replacing_lid_switch_whirlpool_top If you wish to replace the motor coupling, the part can be found under the “Brake/Clutch/Gearcase/Motor/Pump” heading as item number 13 (part #285753A).If you need instructions on how to replace, just follow this link: http://www.fixya.com/support/r385250-replacing_motor_coupling_kenmore_top Now, there’s a couple of ways to drain the washer. If it’s a simple lid switch problem, you don’t need to drain the washer to replace the switch.With a broken switch repaired, the washer will run and drain by itself.However, if you wish to drain the tub you can use a shop vac to pull a vacuum on the drain hose.This may take a few times depending on the size of the shop vac.These wash tubs typically have about a 35 gallon capacity.If you do not own a shop vac, you can by-pass the lid switch by jumpering the two BLACK wires at the lid switch connector that is connected to the console.CAUTION: Make sure you UNPLUG the washer before jumpering, then plug back in. I hope this information is helpful to you.If I’m wrong about the symptoms, please post back and update me on what the washer is or is not doing, so I can assist you further.
i have a kenmore 70 series washer model 10020722990
it will fill with water but will not wash. if you put it on spin the water will drain but it will not spin. it sounds like the motor turning. is it a clutch that has broken.