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Washer will not agitate

Washer fills with water but does not agitate

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  • shannon makela Mar 12, 2009

    I have a Kenmore series 70 washer that will not agitate. I read on this site to check the dogs on the agitator. I'm positive that is the problem, but I can't seem to get the agitator assemby apart. The bolt on the top will loosen, but will not come out. Any suggestions?

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    steve May 11, 2010

    Will it spin?

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It appears your timer/main controller has failed in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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