Question about Washing Machines

1 Answer

Can this be fixed

I have a kitchenaid top load super capacity washer,6 years old.It will not agitate or spin makes a grindind sound.Feels like the drum inside is off the holding{if there is such a thing}.I have checked to make sure there is nothing caught around the agitator inside .The machine worked fine on first load no problems or odd sounds.Help have 4 kids!!!! Is this something worth fixing, can I do it myself?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Washing Mach... Master
  • 8,220 Answers

It is faily easy to fix. all you need is the part..Can this be fixed - b9ee9bf.jpg
You flip up the controls and remove the cabinet. The pump and motr come off easily. These web pages really give a good explanation:

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Jan 31, 2009

    Top loader blues

    Use a screwdriver to remove the screws holding down the control panel,then swing it upwards.
    Pop the s clips in the rear and remove the lid switch disconnect.
    Tip the case forward and remove it.You will now be able to repair the

    The lid must be closed for spin. The lid has a striker in it that
    pushes against the lidswitch arm. This switch allows for spin IF the
    lid is closed. The switch may have failed. Mechanically the striker may
    be broken or the actuator arm may be broken.

    here is a broken lid switch

    You can test the switch. If you have a meter. If not you can
    simply bypass this switch. In my left hand here is the lid switch male
    plug which I have removed from the lid switch harness. If I wanted to i
    could simply place a jumper between the 2 outside wires and the washer
    would spin.

    Do not leave it bypassed if you have small children or braindead brother in laws.

    A 3 piece drive coupling

    NOTE: newer models have the screw hidden

    Here is a view of the washer with the case removed.

    To get to the broken coupling
    remove the pump first then
    the motor,both are held
    together with quick clips.

    pictured here is a broken drive coupling.

    Line up the new part and replace
    the motor, pump, and
    case in reverse order.
    This looks hard but if you take
    your time it is easy enough to save you big bucks!



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a GE, 4 to 5 years old, Super Capacity WJRR4170G1WW. When it agitates, the drum goes back and forth with the agitator. I though it should stay still. Please advise.

sorry to say you have a very expensive to repair problem ):
the transmission has a brake built into which is suppose to hold the tub in place during the agitation cycle and then release on the spin cycle to spin. the brake isnt engaging and the only fix is to replace the transmisson which is very expensive.
it may work for awhile then as it gets worse and the tub moves more during the wash cycle water will slosch out of it all over the floor,sorry to break the bad new

Jul 19, 2011 | GE 3.2 Cu. Ft. 6-Cycle Super Capacity...

1 Answer

During spin cylces very load noises----bearings gone less than three old got estimate of 4-500 to fix does that sound right?

Yes, that is a good price for a main bearing repair. I wouldn't recommend it. I would buy either a whirlpool top load washer with and agitator ( we are doing to many repairs on the wp washers without agitators), or I would buy the super capacity front load duet. You will save more money in the long run with the front loader. Both of these have been the best washers built in the last 30 years. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists

Dec 15, 2010 | Kenmore Oasis 27042 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

22942 Top Load Washer: Our Kenmore Elite w/ Quiet Pak II Super Capacity t...

my kenmore washer elite11 leaks water in the rinse cycle on the floor.

May 17, 2010 | Kenmore 22942 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Washing machine making loud roaring sound during spin cycle

Very likely the main bearing and drum shaft-inner tub will need replace. Not worth repairing, easily can cost more than the washer. Buy a new whirlpool front load duet, super capacity or the top load whirlpool with and agitator. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists

Feb 16, 2010 | Washing Machines

2 Answers

Whirlpool ultimate care II top load skips agitation turns

I have the same problem, and i think it is a problem with the agitator i pulled mine off, (remove softener insert below that is a seal easily removed and then a 7/16'' bolt) seems a 'clutch' mechanism between base and upper agitators is shot.

Oct 15, 2009 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

2 Answers

Kitchenaid top load washer wont agitate or spin

you have a direct drive washer with a coupling broke.Here is a good article on it

Dec 11, 2008 | KitchenAid KAWS700L Top Load Washer

1 Answer

My kitchenaid top-load washer will not spin with a heavy load.

this will sound odd to you, but having done this for some time, i would bet there is something between the basket and the tub. sound impossible, but sometimes thing so get in lighters! you have to take the agitator out, get a speacial spanner whench to remove the nut holding down the tub(maybe $20 buck) then pull the tub out and see whats in there.

Nov 11, 2008 | KitchenAid KAWS850L Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore 80 series only 3 yrs old, won't, spin and the agitator appears to be stripped

your agitator dogs are stripped there about $10.00,remove cap to replace. easy,need 1/2 to 3/8 adapter or 7/16 socket depending on model. and your coupler is broken about $20.00 its what runs yous washer its like your belt under neath between motor and transmission , less cloths max water will stop it from happening again

Nov 09, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Washer won't spin

press in clips each corner with putty knife and lift top remove screws bottom front panel slide panel down and off ..locate pump. turn washer to spin and switch on if faint hum felt at pump more than likely plugged with something if pump is running fine ck for something in drain lines..most washers i would say lid switch but on those i believe if switch was bad wouldn't aditate either ck by raising lid ..if agitates with lid raised ck lid switch if not switch ok

Sep 13, 2008 | Westinghouse WWS833ES Super Capacity Top...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

63 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Washing Machines Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers


Level 3 Expert

77169 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

16387 Answers

Are you a Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides