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Washer will not agitate spin or drain

Was washing fine heard a strange noise motor sounds like it is running but it is not doing anything

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    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    what brand is this,i think kenmore/whirlpool if so its your drive coupler.it is between the motor and transmission.

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I'd bet you threw a belt. If you did, you had to bail out the thing because it wouldn't spin. There should be a part number on the bad belt. Get the replacement from an appliance parts store. The replacement is usually pretty easy to do. Best of all it costs very little.

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2. Main drive pulley
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6. Clogged or damaged drain pump
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The bearing may also be without lubrication. If the sound you hear is more of a squeaking noise than a grinding noise, it may mean the bearing needs to be lubricated with a mechanical grease. If the sound is more of a grinding noise, then this usually means the bearing is falling apart and will need to be replaced ASAP. If you suspect your washers main tub bearing is worn out, the repair process is one of the most difficult to perform yourself. A worn bearing can also damage the tub of the washer. This means the tub (inner or outer) may need to be replaced also.
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The motor coupling could also be the cause of the loud noise. The motor coupling in your washer connects the washers transmission to the motor. It is made of plastic and built to break if the washer gets overloaded. This is so the motor and the transmission do not become damaged. The motor coupling is an easier repair and can be done by most people.




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