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Washer not spinning

Hi.  My washer just won't spin.  It washes, the agitator moves and all of that good stuff, but it just won't do the spinning.  Help...is this something I can fix on my own?

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  • pattymwhite Oct 18, 2007

    Can you tell me how I can find out because I'm not sure.

  • pattymwhite Oct 18, 2007

    After looking at mine it appears to be the direct driven one.

  • pattymwhite Oct 18, 2007

    The pen trick didn't work.  It runs and you can hear it but no spinning.  Is this coupler something I can replace or do I have to have it done professionally?  Also, how do I find where this coupler is in order to see if it is worn out?

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These washers come in two flavors: belt-drive and direct-drive which one is yours?

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    eagle338 Oct 18, 2007

    Belt driven:

    Direct driven(wash driven)

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    eagle338 Oct 18, 2007

    In the Whirlpool/Kenmore washers, a common problem is that the lid
    plunger stops making contact with the lid switch. Use a pen to manually
    press the lid switch actuator (with the lid up)
    IF this doesn't work then may be the direct drive coupler is worn out and you wll hav to replace it..

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    eagle338 Oct 18, 2007

    It is nothing but the mortor coupler...If it is worn out it looks like this
    http://groups.msn.com/Appliantology/wash...
    I can see that you do not know much about the machine parts..so it may be wise to get it done proffessionally..It should not cost you much anyways...
    Good luck!

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