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Whirlpool will not agitate on the permanent press rinse cycle

I have a whirlpool washer. It agitates and spins fine on the heavy cycle. When you place it on the permanent press cycle it agitates during the wash cycle then when it goes to rinse it just fills up and sits there. Finally it will drain and spin, but it does not agitate during the rinse cycle.

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Sounds like faulty timer

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

  • kpvmi Nov 25, 2008

    could also be the motor 2 speed motor with low speed windings bad

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Started a quick was cycle to test washer without cloths. It agitates for about 10 seconds, stops for 5 seconds and agitates for 10 seconds again. The light array is suggesting it is going from wash.


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It leaves soap on the clothes after it goes thru the cycle and I noticed that the top part of the agitator doesn't move hardly. The washers model # is LSR8233JQO and the serial # is CK4729250, Type 111.


The agitator dogs (part # 80040) that grip and turn the top agitator to push the clothes into the bottom agitator during the wash cycle are worn and must be replaced. It costs about $5 and replacing it is an easy task to do.

Disconnect the power to the washer. Open the lid and remove the agitator cap by prying it with a flat-bladed screwdriver off the agitator top. Remove the 7/16 inch stud and seal holding the agitator to the shaft using a socket wrench with extension.

Lift the agitator off the shaft and pull the top agitator off the bottom agitator. Remove the cam that holds the agitator dogs from the top agitator.

Lay the cam upside down and install the agitator dogs on the slots. Hold the cam with the newly installed agitator dogs on one hand and the top agitator upside down on the other. Slide the cam up into the top agitator and turn the assembly in the upright position.

Align the cam and bottom agitator tabs and cut-outs and place the top agitator with the cam over the bottom agitator. Place the agitator assembly on the shaft and rotate it until the grooves match. Push the agitator down and reinstall the stud and seal. Do not over tighten the stud or the agitator will not spin properly.

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Sorry but you only have the one speed on this particular brand. Perm and short are just less time. The best thing to do is always use large water setting and less delicates in the load on a short cycle to compensate for the speed and protect your delicate fabrics.

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The brake is part of the mechanism to function the spinning. The agitation is another mechanism to function in the other direction of the same motor. This mechanism is below of the other. The helix part needs to replace to fix this. This should be done when you change the brake. Of course this is a result from the brake change since you have take this apart before you can get in the spinning mechanism. It is good that now you don't have to touch the spinning mechanism, but only the agitation mechanism. It is not from the tight belt. Hope this can help.

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