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Agitator Not Working

Top load washer fills with water but does not wash during the wash cycle and does not spin during the spin cycle. Is this fixable?

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My machine want wash during the wash cycle and it is leaking during this cycle. what is wrong

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Re: Agitator Not Working - Hotpoint VBXR1090D Top Load Washer Washing Machines

Check your motor coupler, lid switch

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My Hotpoint VBXR1090B top loading washing machine quit spinning during the rinse cycle and also quit agitating. The water filled up and drained just fine --no leaks.
Here's how I fixed it in 5-minutes.

  1. Putty knife
  2. Nut driver - I used a multi-purpose screwdriver without any heads attached.
  1. Unplug washer from the electrical outlet for safety
  2. Release two spring clips holding the front panel on: Insert a putty knife 5" in from the side between the top and the front panel. Pull the front panel forwards.
  3. Unscrew 2 screws holding the top down.
  4. Lift top - it's somewhat hinged in the rear with three tabs inserted in control panel.
  5. The little red tab at the end of the lid switch should be between the lip of the opening and the top; not sitting on top of the lip as mine was.  It's thin enough steel to push it with your bare hands.
  6. Make sure when the lid closes it actually causes the switch to turn on. You should hear a click.
  7. Put everthing back together. Plug washer back in. Put your tools away.
  8. Voilà. Done. Easy.  Even a woman or a ****** could do it.

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