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Re: machine won't spin or agitate
Jumptrout51 answered befro I posted and I believe him to be correct, it makes the most sence to me. A drive coupling has to attach the motor to the transmission and pump to make agitate and spin. You are most likely hearing just the motor but its not attached to anything like it should be. On older machines this is the equalivant of a broken belt.
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No very likely it will not be a problem with the capiciator,what it does is gives the motor a extra jolt of power when it first starts to get the motor running,so if the motor runs the cap. is working normally. Since it does spin yet wont agitate the problem is very likely going to the transmission. HOWEVER FIRSTLY THOUGH I HAVE A QUESTION; is both the upper barrel of the agitator AND the lower paddles not agaitating or is just the upper portion notturning while the lower paddles work??
If both the upper and lower section aren't moving the problem will probable be the tranmission
Your agitator dogs are worn out. Remove the agitator and seperate the upper section from the lower section. There are 4 small teardrop shaped pieces that are the agitator dogs. They have either come apart over time or at least the teeth have worn off them.
Post back with any questions. Please verify the model number. I couldn't pull up a parts list for it. I know the last digit should be a 0 (zero) instead of an o.
The part you need is FSP# 80040 dog kit goes inside the upper agitator. installing them dawgs: You sit the agitator on the floor, put you feet
on the base and snatch the top portion off of the bottom. You put all
the dogs back in the cam set them up into the upper portion with a
piece of pvc pipe or equivilent and invert onto the base, lining up the
tabs on the bottom with the holes in the upper portion being careful
not to smash the tabs on the base that hold the upper portion onto the
agitator. Snap it all into place and gently re-install it being careful
not to over tighten the nut. Watch this video:
The purpose of the upper portion of the agitator is to push the clothes in a downward motion. As the agitator moves the dogs grab and on the backward srtroke the top portion rotates a quarter turn. In the spin mose the agitator only goes in one direction or your clothes would be torn to shreads.As the washer rotates back and forth, the dogs grab the inner walls of
the upper agitator and that forces the clothes into a downward movement
to the bottom of the tub. These dogs will wear out. To test whether or
not these are bad just grab the agitator while in wash mode. The dogs
should advance the top portion easily. If not then they are worn out.
To replace them you must remove the agitator and sit it on the floor.
Hold the base down with your feet and yank the top upwards. After
seperating the 2 pieces you simply install the new dogs and line up the
bottom with the top being careful not to break the little tabs on the
bottom agitator that hold the top in place.
pull cap off top of agitator remove round cover underneath remove bolt in middle holding agitator down pull agitator up and out pull top portion off by holding bottom half down and pulling top part straight up in center of top part are what are known as agitator dogs either black or tan replace them they are probably worn whirpool part #80040
This washer has a set of cheap plastic dogs that grab the inside wall of the upper agitator to move the clothes downward and help them get a better cleaning. The older style These dogs will wear out. To test whether or not these are bad just
grab the agitator while in wash mode. The dogs should advance the top
portion easily. If not then they are worn out. To replace them you must
remove the agitator and sit it on the floor. Hold the base down with
your feet and yank the top upwards. After seperating the 2 pieces you
simply install the new dogs and line up the bottom with the top being
careful not to break the little tabs on the bottom agitator that hold
the top in place. The newer style you simply pop the cover of the agitator and use a 3/4 drive extention to unscrew the upper agitator. replace the dogs and put the top back on. Nothing could be easier.
either you have something stuck betwwen the two tubs(ie. a sock. ) preventing the tub from free spinning.or there is a clutch mounted on top of the transmission not engaging, as far the agitator not spinning correctly sounds liek the agitaor dawgs are stripped preventing proper agitaing(bottom of agitator works fine but upper portion free spins both ways without resistance?? correct??