Question about Whirlpool Washing Machines
Washer fills and drains but drum does not spin.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like the coupling between the motor and gearbox has worn out. It should cost around $15 plus shipping and handling.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
SOURCE: drum isn't spinning but motor is
check inner tub fastens, if they check ok, replace the transmission. note: you will need special tools to change this, if you have them great, if not, you would be better off calling a&e factory service for the repair, 18009059505.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Hello, your problem is going to be with the lids switch, in this machine it is going to be a magnetic contact. You can confirm this my pulling the front panel off and accessing the wireing to the lids switch, If you have electrical knowledge bypass the lid switch using a wire nut and run the machine. If all is ok make sure you relpace the lid switch since it is there for a reason. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Good Luck!!!
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
If you have got rid of all the water, and it still will not spin, then the odds are it is the brushes in the motor that need replacing.
Quite a common problem
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
Testimonial: "I will tell repairman from Sears ( coming Friday ). i'll ask him to check brushes before he pulls motor. "
Joe, Thanks for the prompt reply. OK, it sounds like one of two possible culprits, 1) the belt has broke or spun off. 2) the brushes in the motor are worn...although the initial symptom of this is typically manifest in "no spin" so I'd lean towards a broken or spun off belt. You'll need to remove the rear panel for a visual inspection to confirm or dismiss either possibilities. Let me know what you find out. If the belt is off check for possible reasons "why" ? It can be a loose drive pulley, ( the large one, not the motor pulley ) or simply an unbalanced load on the previous wash, just a heads up since you're looking around in there anyway. Of course the belt itself may be worn ( stretched ) or broke and thus at fault as well. Good luck, I'll watch your post. macmarkus :)
Posted on May 04, 2010
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