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Whirlpool washer will not agitate or spin

Whirlpool model # lsb6200kq1 will not spin or agitate but the water flows. l receive an email regarding that but could not locate the switch under the lhood or lead could u help solve this problem. it's been three days no washing had been done. also do i need to go behind the washer to locate the switch?

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    steve May 11, 2010

    Does it pump the water out when you put it on the final spin cycle?



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It sound like a belt issue. Open machine's cover and check that belt is not broken. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 04, 2007

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Ok, sorry it took so long to write.  You listed the washer as a Calypso, but it didnt look righ, so did some investigative work for you.  What your describing I believe, is that the agitator top half (or the auger as well them) is sitting still and the bottom half if moving.  During the wash cycle, the top half is just sitting still.  If this is wrong, please let me know.  If this is right, you have a sort of simple fix.  Remove the top cap of the auger, pry gently between the cap and the agitator, the plastic cap will come off.  When you remove the cap, you will see another cap (sometimes you do, sometimes you dont) it will be white or dirty clear in color if its there.  You can put your finger on the lips and lift it straight off.  Then you will see a cap with a bolt in the center.  Remove this bolt (7/16" with long extension).  the agitator dogs (Sears part #387091) 387091.jpg.  You should see these under that last cap tha had the bolt in it.  Remove the auger (just slide it up and off), remove the dog holding cap.  Remove the dogs, but be sure you remember the way they go back in.  Next is the tricky part.  Take the cap upside-down, and place it back in the auger.  Quickly turn it back over, making sure the ag dogs dont fall out of position (you will be hating me the first couple time, just keep at it), then, with a long pair of needle nose, place the bolt you removed back in the hole.  Take your extension with socket, hold the bolt firmly, and slide the auger back on to the top of the agitator.  Make sure the locks and stuff fit right between the two.  Tighten the bolt (just snug, DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN, you will split the cap).  If all goes well and right, you should be able to roll the auger one way and not the other.  If you need any further help, or need someone to yell at when the dogs keep falling out, give me a shout, and we'll help you along.  Good Luck!!!!!     Jim

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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SOURCE: whirlpool ultimate care II topload washing machine

Well I'm going to do my best to fix your washer. First unplug the washer and turn off the water. If you have a shop vac take the drain hose out of the drain,and through the drain hose vacuum the water out of your washer. If you don't have a shop vac go to the auto parts store and buy a pair of radiator hose clamps . Then facing the washer locate the two screws. They will either be in the front or rear of the control panel and back them out far as you can. Once you have done that pull the control panel slightly forward, and tilt it back on the hinges. Now unplug the lid switch wire but don't forget to plug it back when your done. Next locate at the rear of the washer body the two gold clips then push forward, and take careful note of how they fit. Then pop them out with a screw driver tilt the washer body forward at 45 degree angel and walk forward with the body, and set it down. Now you will see the white pump and motor assembly. You should see two clips holding the pump to the motor pop them off, and pull the pump off the motor shaft. Now if you fell the need to remove the pump use the radiator hose clamp. take them and clamp the hose coming from the tub but its not necessary for the repair. Next disconnect the wiring harness from the motor (note the position of the harness for reassembly). Remove the two 5/16 inch screws from the motor clamps and pop the clamps off. Once that is complete, remove the motor put the new coupling on the motor and transmission shaft. I use a socket and a hammer

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Ultimate Care II Plus Washer Model: LSQ9264HZ0

The washer fills with water, but no agitation or spin. What's wrong???

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Whirlpool washers are available in many colors and with different options, including various tub sizes, front or top load styles, a fabric care system, high efficiency wash features and energy, time and water sensors. The washers may be purchased in department stores, home repair stores and online. Many are Energy Star rated. However, the washing machine may malfunction occasionally and not agitate or spin. If this occurs, some troubleshooting steps may be useful in solving the problem.

1 sure the washer has electrical power and is connected to a grounded electrical supply. Replace or reset the circuit breaker or fuse if needed, particularly in event of a recent power outage. Make sure the washer lid is closed tightly before use; the washer won't work if the lid is open.

2 void selecting the following cycles: "Extra Low,, "Low," "No Spin", "Delicate," "Casual/Perm Press" or "Hand Washables." All of these cycles use little to no spinning or agitating during the cycle. Select the highest possible spin cycle for the fabrics being washed.

3 pen the washer lid and redistribute the load; unbalanced loads may cause the washer to stop or slow down. Add additional items if only one large item,
such as a rug or blanket, is in the washer.

4 Use only the recommended amount of laundry detergent, as excess sussing can reduce the overall spin speed or cause the washer to stop agitating. If the Whirlpool washer is a high-efficiency model, use only high-efficiency laundry detergent.

5 Examine the drain hose and straighten if kinked. Remove any possible obstructions and ensure the end of the hose is no more than 96 inches from the floor, as this will cause water to flow back into the washing machine.


Nov 13, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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This is my Model # WTW57ESVW1 In the normal wash cycle, the timing seems off. When you first turn it you can hear the water but it also seems the agitator is already going and at the end of the cycle when...


I sent an online message/complaint to Whirlpool on 1/6/2011. I am not really satisfied with the outcome, but the email discussion is below. I urge any customer having the same problem to send their complaints in to whirlpool so that they will be officially documented (that goes for any product from any company). Companies won't care unless they have the numbers to prove that their customers aren't happy (sad but true). As of this writing, the link to contact Whirlpool is: If it has since changed, there is usually a "contact us" link on the company homepage. Good luck to anyone having the same problem!


(My initial Message)

Washer Model #: WTW57ESVW1: I have owned this washer for about 2 years. Yesterday the washer started agitating before it was full and when extra rinse is off, it will add 4 inches of water after final spin cycle. From my background in electrical and computer engineering, I was able to deduce that the level/temperature sensor is likely the cause (pt# W10248240). I decided to search the internet and I found thousands of complains about this one part failing. I need a new W10248240. I am looking for a new part, but find that they are quite expensive. I am not particularly happy with my purchase and will think again before buying another Whirlpool appliance. Is there no way I can get a cheaper W10248240 for my washer?

(Whirlpool's Response)

Dear ***:

Thank you for visiting the Whirlpool web site. We appreciate hearing from you and apologize for the delay in response.

We apologize that the Whirlpool washer is filling with four inches of water after the Spin Cycle has completed. While it is possible for other owners to have similar issues with the same model, certain criteria must be met in order for a recall on a specific model to be initiated. This product does not have any ongoing recalls, so the standard manufacturer's warranty would take precedence. Unfortunately, we will not be able to sell a sensor at a discount price.

It is normal for the washer to agitate before it fills. The washer will do a self test to determine the amount of water to add based on the amount of clothing and soil level. This process may take a few minutes; however, we would recommend service since the unit is filling after the Spin Cycle, and Extra Rinse was not selected.

A Local, Certified Technician is in the best position to assist you and has the technical knowledge to accurately evaluate your situation. You may schedule service directly from our website using the link provided below or by calling our Customer Experience Center.

A service charge plus labor may apply.

To allow us to document your complaint, please provide the following information:

Complete Address:
Primary phone Number:
Serial Number:
Purchase Date:
Dealer's Name:

You are a valued Whirlpool customer and we apologize for any inconvenience this concern may have caused.

We invite you to contact Whirlpool again either by calling (866) 698-2538 between 8:00am to 8:00pm EST weekdays or by emailing whenever the need arises. When calling please press the available option or stay on the line to reach a representative.


e-Solutions Specialist
Whirlpool Customer eXperience Center

*If replying, please use Forward versus Reply or New as that will leave this message intact and will help us to respond faster.

(My reply)

I appreciate the response, though I may not have been fully correct in the way I explained that the "washer started agitating before it was full." What I mean is that as soon as a wash cycle is initiated by pulling the timer knob out, the agitator starts immediately while simultaneously filling the washer. I know this is not the way the washer is supposed to operate. It had never done this in the 2 years I have owned it until now. As mentioned in the previous email, there are a plethora of Internet complaints that mirror my own. When the part is replaced, both the agitation and the fill after spin problem return to normal operation. I understand that you may not have received adequate complaints to warrant a recall for the part, so I will order one soon. I will, however, recommend to the many customers posting online to send complaints to Whirlpool so that their complaints are heard and accounted for. As you have asked, I have included the requested info about my washer below so that my complaint is on record. Thank you for your time.

Complete Address: ***
Primary phone Number: ***
Serial Number: ***
Purchase Date: ***
Dealer's Name: ***


A few days later, I received a message on my answering machine from the customer service rep who stated that my complaint was filed and if I had any questions or concerns that I could call or email.

Sep 01, 2010 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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I have a Kenmore top loading washer model #110 and won't agitate

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer.!retrieve.pd?pop=true&modelNumber=110.23912100

Also see the Whirlpool (Kenmore) Service Manual for top load, direct drive washers.$FILE/L-55.pdf

The first thing I'd try is using a different cycle. If the washer works as it should, the problem points to the timer.

I'd also check to make sure that when replacing the switch, the connections to the timer haven't come loose.

Since you've replaced the Lid Switch, the motor has power for the drain and spin cycles.

These washers use a reversing motor. The motor turns one way for agitating and reverses for the drain and spin.

Since you cannot hear anything when it is supposed to be agitating, the problem does point to the timer or motor.

Nov 14, 2009 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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Washing Machine does not agitate

This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Following is the Whirlpool installation and maintenance PDF on how top load, direct drive washers work with a troubleshooting section.$FILE/L-55.pdf

Following is the Whirlpool parts list for commercial top load, direct drive washers although the consumer washers are basically the same.

The problem seems to point to the Agitate Cams in the transmission that raise and lower the Agitate gear on the main transmission shaft. These are relatively inexpensive to replace.

I'd also check the splines on the main agitator shaft and the two pronged "washer" on top of it.

Oct 03, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Not spinning or draining, only fills and agitates

the mixing valve in the rear needs to be repaced-it controls the water flow Also sounds like the clutch of the transmision maybe be a factor if the machine doesn't spin

Jul 25, 2009 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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most likely lid switch is bad or drive coupler.push the lid switch down and see if it clicks.if no click then its coupler is located between motor and trans.

Mar 09, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Whirlpool Washer LSR8233EQO

either motor faulty or if mtor is running then the flexibla coupling between the gearbox and the motor is faulty. Regards Advisor

Aug 22, 2007 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

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