Whirpool washer wont agitate or stop filing with water
I was given a whirlpool washer that was bought new in 2001...
when you start the cycle will not stop filling with water until you push the knob in.. then when i turn the knob to next cycle it will not agitate.
will drain and will spin but when it goes to rinse again it will NOT stop filling the tub until i manually stop it..
Re: whirpool washer wont agitate or stop filing with...
If that didn't work there is another possible solution... I had the same problem... and since I am cheap I like to make sure I try everything I can before buying parts... so heres what you do...
-Remove the front panel off the washing machine. -Look on the side of the tub for where the pressure hose attaches to the base of it. -Check for a build up of gunk in the hose near where the tube meets the tub... you'll probably notice wht looks like mildew... usually you can just pull it apart. -I used pipe cleaners to clean out the end of the tube (you can usually unattach from both ends to make it wasier to work on) -Now before you put it back together grab a can of compressed air and use it to blow down into where the hose connects (as there is usually a build up there too). -Reassemble... TADA... if that fixed it you just saved yourself some $$$. ~~~~ Mittonman
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I was able to fix a similar problem with the same model washer of a similar age so see if any of the following helps you.
Our washer died during a rinse/spin cycle and started making a horrific spinning/clicking sound when
it was supposed to be agitating or spinning. It filled and drained
like normal, and the horrific noise stopped when the lid was lifted.
Because of those two facts, I discovered it was likely the direct drive coupling, which connects the washer's motor to the transmission.
Turns out, that horrific sound was indeed the sound of one of the couplings spinning uselessly after it broke.
some internet research, I discovered it was a simple matter of getting
and installing the new coupling, which was very easy to do with a little
professional help via YouTube:
Your drain line is too low.
OR the drain line is restricting air where it enters the drain stand pipe.
Remove the drain line and hold it up high.
Turn the washer on to fill. It should fill then stop.
This example should explain what you must do to correct the drain line problem.