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Transmission The spin cycle is very slow if at all, yet the motor is turning well. How can I be sure what it is? I think it's the transmission but would l9ike to know forsure before I replace it.

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It is probably the clutch slipping instead of the transmission. However, most of the time a clutch slips, it is because the transmission has leaked oil on it. Remove the cabinet or tilt it up and look under it. If you see a line of oil  about 8 inches from the bottom all the way around the cabinet, you will need a new gearcase and clutch. If the machine is less than 5 yrs old, the part will be covered under warranty.

Post back if you need further assistance in checking or repairing the washer.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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    Michael Lindley Oct 24, 2007

    Just wanted to follow up on your washer problem and see what you found out.




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1.....MAY BE THE PROBLEM OF LID switch . Check the lid switch for continutity. A bad lid switch wil interrup the spin cycle. The the switch is ok test for power athe wigwag (spin) solenoid when in spin cycle. Since it aggitates the soleniod itself could be bad.

2....There is a locking coupler on the Whirlpool washing machines that locks when it kicks into spinning cycle. I am guessing here, but if you try and run it without any clothes in it, it will probably spin. It will be slow starting, but it will probably spin.
The coupler is located down by the motor and is three pieces. They made it out of plastic, and while it typically holds up very well, they do break. I will try to look up the part # you need to fix it. (assuming this is your problem)

3... Could be a problem with the transmission, probably not the coupler because it is connected directly to the motor, if the coupler goes bad the motor would not activate the transmission and the washer would not adgitate or spin.

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