Ok... Our washer stopped working. We found a penny lodged in the pump and the top of the pump was stripped out. We replaced the pump and the belt. Washer will fill, and go through the cycles and drain, but the agitator wont spin and the tub wont spin.
I watched it from the inside to see what was going on. It looks like the little white piece that is on the pulley is supposed to meet with the other little white piece that is on the bottom of the shaft, but they are not. The pulley spins fine, but it seems like the shaft should be moving up and down. When I press on the brake myself I can unlock to tub and spin it. When I spin the shaft myself the agitator spins.
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Re: Amana NAV2330 Wont Agitate or Spin
I would assume that perhaps you did not wind hte belt correctly arround the legs of the pump and therefore are not putting the correct tension on hte pulley(remember to hook spring back up to tension idler?)
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the transmission is either burnt out or the freaky looking belt that turns the pump is off. or the switch that tells the unit that the top lid is down sometimes comes loose cause some companies used a caulk like substance to keep the foot attached to the switch as slid away from where it is and the lid is not pressing that foot down to close the circuit and tell the tranny its safe to spin etc. You can fill with the lid open but not spin. There is a motor that controls all the spinning and draining or agitation and if something in their design is opening the circuit it wont perform those functions.
another idea is the timer motor isn't making contact and you might have to replace that..... there are tons of issues that can cause that.
Does the machine agitate if so this eliminates the motor coupling could be a bad timer place unit in spin if motor hums then power going to motor eliminates this check the drain pump it is white and attaches to the motor with 2 spring clips if there is something stuck in it or a bad bearing won't drain if a washer cannot drain it will not spin hope this helps.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley.
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.
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.
The inside of your agitator became worn, and possible strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. The loud noise mustly occurs during the spin cycle. If you hear this loud noise your load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it.