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I have a 1988-1989 Hotpoint WLW3500B. The agitator doesn't go back & forth and makes a humming sound. When empty the agitator spins freely both ways by hand.

I have a 1988-1989 Hotpoint WLW3500B. The agitator doesn't go back & forth and makes a humming sound. When empty the agitator spins freely both ways by hand. Before when turning by hand it used to not spin freely.

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SOURCE: Kenmore top loader washer noisey agitator

it sounds like the gear dogs in the agitator. pop he top of agitator and check. its a easy repair.

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SOURCE: series 80 kenmore washer..doesn`t spin..

Make sure belts are still atached. Belts are relatively inexpensive and eazy to replace yourself.

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SOURCE: kitchenaid top load washer wont agitate or spin

you have a direct drive washer with a coupling broke.Here is a good article on it http://repair2000.com/coupling.html

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SOURCE: agitator doesn't spin during wash cycle

If The washer won't agitate
Check to make sure no clothing got wrapped around the agitator. Check the lid switch, timer, and drive belt, other potential causes, such as a bad transmission or bad agitate/spin solenoid, but they are much more involved.
if the washer won't spin, the lid switch, timer, drive belt, transmission, or agitate/spin solenoid could be the cause here as well. Sometimes if the load is unbalanced or too heavy, the washer won't spin. Take some of the clothes out and try the spin cycle again with a lighter load.

Here are the steps to replace the agitator.
1: Take the fabric softener dispenser off and pry off the agitator lid.
2: Use a socket wrench with an extension bar to remove the stud and seal.
3: Remove the agitator top and bottom.
4: Check the agitator clutch assembly (located in the agitator top) for excessive wear.
5: To replace, just reverse the directions.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Grinding sound during agitation cycle on my Maytag Performa

Its probably you stator plate and rotor. But you need special tools for this repair. There a spring that is under 200 pounds of pressure and if you take the screws off that hold the plate its going to fly into you face if your dont use the special tools to depress the spring. Is it more of a clanking kinda of noise? DOes it olnly happen with heavy loads? Try this out. Fill the washer with water only. and get it into a wash cycle with water only. If there is no noise then put in like a load of towels. A heavy load. Now if you hear the noise now then its for sure you stator plate and rotor..hope this helps, but like i said you need those special tools to do this repair or injury can result from the spring part.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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