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Agitator stopped moving back and forth

Fills up with water but makes loud noise when its suppose to rotate back and forth, everything else works just not thhe aggitator Started a load of jeans, then suddenly it made a loud noise and the agitator doesn't work now. I would appreciate if I can get some help with what it could be. We are thinking it is either the agitator or transmission. Thank you for any response,

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  • Theresa Henry May 28, 2009

    Yes, the spin cycle does work. Once the clothes were in the washer and the cycle started the agitator would not move.

  • Theresa Henry May 28, 2009

    The top half turns counter clockwise and doesn't spin clockwise.

  • Theresa Henry May 28, 2009

    Yes, it is under 5 years old. I really appreciate all the advice you gave me. This is the last thing I needed to have happen. As the saying goes if it wasn't for bad luck have no luck at all. lol! I guess just get it fixed and go on. something else will break later. no doubt.




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Hi, Can you tell me if the spin cycle works? It sounds like maybe a couler has gone bad. Also check and see if the lower half of the agitator is working at all.
Please let me know and I can help you through this.

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Vic

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    Victor May 28, 2009

    Ok, If this is a two piece agitator and the lower half does not agitate, then sounds like something gave way inside the transmission. Is this unit under 5 years old?

    If the upper half sits still but the lower half still works ok, then you need to change the agitator dog kit in the top of the agitator.

    With the machine off, try and turn the upper part of the agitator. Does it turn one way and not the other or does it turn both ways?

    Please let me know.



    Vic

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    Victor May 28, 2009

    Ok, Then the transmission has gone bad. They are about $175.00.

    If this is under five years old, you might still have a warranty.

  • Victor
    Victor May 28, 2009

    I would call the 800 # located on the lid of the washer (have model & serial #'s) and ask about warranty.



    Please feel free to rate my responses to your problem so others as well as myself will know how I am doing.



    Vic

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dismantle the agitator and see if the shaft of the gearbox is moving.its either the gearbox or the agitator

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