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Whirlpool washer (WTW57ESVW) won't fill or agitate but will spin. What's wrong?

I filled the tub manually with a hose but still it won't agitate. It will not fill on its own at any temperature. What could be wrong?

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SOURCE: whirlpool washer WTW57ESVW agitates right away

My wife had the same problem and it had one other problem where it added water at the end of the spin cycle which left the washed clothes all wet. After doing some research on the internet I narrowed down the problem to two parts, auto-sensing switch or timer control. I called Whirlpool (800-253-1301) and ordered an auto-sensing switch (part# W10292584 which is replacement of W10177795 which is discontinued) and a timer control (part# W10177827) for $26.30 total at 75% off, plus $8.99 Fedex shipping and $2.12 PA sales tax for a grand total of $37.41. The original part costs were $65.62 and $39.60 respectively. I took the control panel off following the video from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QELKlLEZeI and first tried the replacement timer and it made no difference, i.e. it still agitated immediately while filling and it filled at the end of spin cycle but only on the normal wash cycle which is on the top half. The agitation problem exists on all wash cycles except for the handwash option, but the filling problem at the end of spin cycle existed only for the normal wash cycle and not on any of the other 3 wash cycles. Then, I put the old timer back on and tried the replacement auto-sensing switch and that fixed the problem. I should have known that was the problem because when I was ordering the parts on the phone, the woman from Whirlpool told me they had over two thousand of the auto-sensing switches in stock and when I heard that I was thinking to myself "I don't know how many of these washers they sold, but that part must break a lot to keep that many in stock." I don't know how long ago the original auto-sensing parts were initially manufactured, but the Whirlpool parts website says that it's discontinued, so that only leads me to believe the original part wasn't very reliable to begin with. I called several local appliance repair folks and just to diagnose the problem, it was going to cost me anywhere from $75 to $100, so it was more cost effective for me to just buy the parts and tried them myself even though I ended up with a spare part (timer control) I didn't need.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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SOURCE: whirlpool washer model# WTW57ESVWO starts to

Hi, the water-level switch regulates your washer's fill volume. This switch is usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. If the switch is defective, it may prematurely signal the water to shut off. If so, you probably need to replace the water-level switch.

Posted on Dec 09, 2010

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SOURCE: The washer fills agitate but won't spin & drain

Possible fault with the program controller unit. You need to check the program cycle outputs using a multimeter connected to measure the output voltage. On start the inlet should open and then close as the water level sensors works and then proceed to wash. So this much seems OK. Now in the next step the drain valve must open to drain off, then fill once again with the inlet working and water level being sensed. If there is no output in this section cycle then the prrogram controller has errors within the memory . You can remove the panel and reset all connectors and connections.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool washer WTW5510VQO will fill, spin and drian but won't agitate, just makes a clicking noise.

If this is just clicking then the agitator bearings stuck or something is jamming it.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool LSC8244DQ0 Top Load Washer won't agitate, won't spin, will fill and drain

you need a new lid switch google model number and order new one

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Note - you can use your washer until the problem is fixed, but you have to make sure you manually stop the spin cycle prior to it just finishing, for that is the time period that the water starts to fill again.

I also noted that my local Lowes store does NOT sell this model anymore - probably too many customer complaints about this exact same problem. As soon as I showed the problem to the repairman this AM, he immediately diagnosed the issue - said that it was a recurring issue with this particular model.

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