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Kitchenaid top load washer wont agitate or spin

Washer will fill and empty, but will not agitate or spin, it goes through cycles, but when it comes time to agitate or spin it does nothing but make a loud humming noise.

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  • manderson49 Dec 11, 2008

    my model number is KAWS700JQ4

  • Barbara McCord Mar 23, 2015

    It was the plastic coupler, cost about $153 total.

  • Liz lundy
    Liz lundy Mar 08, 2016

    My model is wtw6700tw1 ...I keep trying to reset it but nothing..should I try the coupler?

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You have a direct drive washer with a coupling broke.Here is a good article on it http://repair2000.com/coupling.html

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Perfect answer from Flyingtarzan.  I just fixed this problem myself and sure enough I had a broken drive coupling.  About 30mins to repair.

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