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Agitator not working

My whirlpool agitator does not work at all, I just hear the motor humming. What do you think is the problem. Thank You

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Advance timer to spin cylcle if it doesn't spin you have a broken motor coupling. its about a $10 part

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Need to replace the drive belt (I think!) on a Whirlpool washer model# 110.20912 990. The agitator won't turn but I can hear the motor run. Please tell me how to replace the belt. Thank you!!!


According to the model number you provided, there is not a belt on your machine. Probably what has broken is the coupler between the motor and the transmission. http www searspartsdirect com Kenmore Washer Parts Model 11020912990 0582...

Look at part # 13 the coupler. Hope this helps!

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lift the agitator out and check the drive block-it probably shot-the humming is the motor running and not hooked up to the tub-cheers Denny p s keeping your old machine runninng is probably more desirable than buying something new that won't work as good

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The agitator does not work


Possible that the drive belt has failed. You need to open the machine to look inside and see if the belt has come off. Also if the motor is not working check the power to the motor , if available and humming the capacitor is a suspect.
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Jul 02, 2012 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Whirlpool mach. is humming when u turn on but agitator won't move


Hello friend,
The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.
In case of the agitator not moving check the following:
Motor coupler
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.
Belts
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.

Check the above, It seems that your washer needs a repair and would not be possible to do it yourself. So yau will have to call a technician.

Do feel free to get back to us in case of any other assistance if problem is not solved or if you have any other query.

Thanks

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I put a down comforter in my Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washing machine (I have done this at least 50 times). Last time, it got hung up around the agitator and started making a funny sound. The agitator...


Pull the agitator off and check the plastic drive hub at the top of the agitator shaft. It should not be split, or have it's internal splines sheared off. If this all looks ok, then likely transmission problems or a slipping drive belt (motor to transmission). Good luck!

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Washer will not agitate or spin


it looks to me u need a new motor as the one u have is burned out...this is the humming u hear....contents insurance will pay for new motor if u have one

Apr 19, 2009 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

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Agitator wont work, quiet hum and smell


Noises
Often something works it's way into the pump and makes a clicking or scraping noise. Another bad spot on this washer is the snubber ring that sits between the base and the drive unit.
1) Whirlpool, Inglis, (some) Kenmore washer..... Remove the agitator cap, some caps unscrew and some will just pull off. Look for a bolt and remove the bolt, lift up on the agitator...picture1picture2.
(2) Whirlpool, Inglis, (some) Kenmore washer.....Remove the agitator cap, some caps unscrew and some will just pull off. Look for a plastic bolt and remove the bolt, the plastic bold will have a square in the middle that the square end of the shaft of an socket extension ( or a very large flat screw driver ) will fit into the square hole to unscrew the plastic nut off...remove the upper 1/2 of the agitator....remove thebolt holding down the bottom 1/2 of the agitator, lift up on the agitator.

Apr 03, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Won't spin


Faulty Direct Drive Coupling (Whirlpool / Kenmore / Roper / Estate)

The Direct Drive (motor) Coupling may be broken.
Many Whirlpool/Kenmore brands washing machines utilize a small, relatively inexpensive direct drive 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.

It can wear out over time or fail under overloading conditions. This protects your transmission from excessive loading.

All functions operate normally except the machine will not agitate.
The agitator is driven by a couple of different methods. The first is the agitator is splined and slips onto the matching splines of the agitator shaft from the transmission. The second is the use of a bell coupling which is splined to the agitator shaft as well and the agitator snaps onto the coupling. If the agitator does not agitate, first remove the agitator and watch the agitator shaft to see if it is working properly. This will require a small load setting of water and the machine set to run. If the agitator shaft is working properly, it is either the splines on the agitator or the bell coupling that is defective. If the agitator shaft does not work properly, the problem is in the transmission.

Last the huming may be the motor is sized! Done, finished!
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Feb 03, 2009 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

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Will fill water but agitator wont run.


Thats very agitating.There is a motor that runs the agitater,its either going out or you have lost the drive,a little spendy to have fixed.
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Jan 31, 2009 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

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My Kenmore series 70 washer will wash and then the machine stop. If I move it to the rinse cycle it will start agitating again and then it will shut off again. It seems li9ke the spin cycle isn't working


Hello,
Welcome
Either of these three problems may be occurring.







Faulty Direct Drive Coupling (Whirlpool / Kenmore / Roper / Estate)
The Direct Drive (motor) Coupling may be broken. Many Whirlpool/Kenmore brands washing machines utilize a small, relatively inexpensive direct drive 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.

It can wear out over time or fail under overloading conditions. This protects your transmission from excessive loading.

Defective Lid Switch
Check lid switch for proper operation. Check the switch for continuity. If it is found to be open, replace the switch assembly.


All functions operate normally except the machine will not agitate.

The agitator is driven by a couple of different methods. The first is the agitator is splined and slips onto the matching splines of the agitator shaft from the transmission. The second is the use of a bell coupling which is splined to the agitator shaft as well and the agitator snaps onto the coupling. If the agitator does not agitate, first remove the agitator and watch the agitator shaft to see if it is working properly. This wil require a small load setting of water and the machine set to run. If the agitator shaft is working properly, it is either the splines on the agitator or the bell coupling that is defective. If the agitator shaft does not work properly, the problem is in the transmission.


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