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Won't Spin and Not the Drive Coupler

My washer quit spinning. I checked the coupler and it was intact with no problems. What could it be.

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  • dbick1 Dec 01, 2008

    my washer will spin only at low speed.

  • kando_tonima Dec 19, 2008

    My washer will also not spin but the coupler is ok. It is not making any sound when the cycle is on.
    The bottom part does turn but the top part does not

    Thank you

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One of the largest problems with this washer has been the lidswitch

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

  • smarttech Nov 20, 2008

    One of the largest problems with this washer has been the lid switch, you must check it out with a ohm meter, if the switch quits you will lose power to the motor. Things can get caught between the tanks as well, this machine is bad for the center bearing tightening up and the spin will quit. This is a new close up pictureof a typical lid switch. You can temporarily join the wires together to test the motor and washer operations.


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If you drive coupler is still ok, then it could be the transmission. is it making any sound when the spin cycle is turned on?

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When he puts it into spin, does the water drain? If so, the pump is fine, as far as it not spinning, that is most likely either the coupler between the motor and the transmission, or the transmission itself.

To check the coupler, drain the washer, then pull the washer away from the wall and tilt it back on it's hind legs. Check to see that the rubber part of the coupler is intact and that the plastic parts are not stripped. Here's some pictures of the coupler http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Motor-Coupling/285753A/1195967

If the coupling is fine, and the motor is turning, then it's most likely the transmission, which you'd be best served having an appliance shop replace.

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