Will not agitate. motor runs, no swish
Assuming that this is the basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain two piece agitator model.
There is a Sears repair parts site:
Enter your model number and a list of major sub-components will come up.
Since it isn't agitating (I assume not at all rather than just the top part of the agitator. If just the top part isn't turning then the easiest solution is replacing the 4 "agitator dogs" ) the solution points to a couple of places.
1. The motor coupler may be broken.
This piece is a fail safe between the motor and transmission. and basically transmits power to the transmission.
This is a relatively easy fix for the basic Kenmore / Whirlpool washers.
Follow the instructions for removing the cabinet and pulling the pump, motor and motor mounting plate.
The coupler has two plastic pieces with three prongs each. In between is the rubber coupler with six holes. If either of the plastic pieces or the rubber coupler are damaged,
Pry the plastic pieces from the motor and transmission. Some people use a claw hammer but I've found that using a small (6 inch) pry bar works well.
Carefully fit the plastic pieces over the motor and transmission shafts and press them in place (Use a 1/2" of larger socket to put pressure equally around the pieces.
Put the rubber piece on the transmission plastic piece.
Replace the motor mounting plate.
Carefully line up the plastic prongs on the motor based plastic piece to the three un-used holes in the rubber piece. If they don't line up right, the coupler could be damaged.
Mount the motor, don't forget the two screws, put the pump back on the motor and use its' clips.
Put the cabinet back on, don't forget to plug the lid switch back in and re-mount the console.
Sep 29, 2009 |
Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer