If your washer doesn't spin or pump water out but the motor is running,
your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley. If so, you need to
replace the pump. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer
and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely -if
it's frozen or stiff- replace it.
a.- It doesn't pump or spin If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:
a.1. If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen
pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump
from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't
turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is
broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump
pulley before you change the belt.
a.2. If the motor isn't running, the lid switch may be defective.
If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not function at all. The
switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame.
Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine
to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
b.- It pumps, but doesn't spin If your washer pumps out the water but doesn't spin, check these:
b.1. The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine
doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing
near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of
the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need
to replace it.
b.2 The motor coupler may be broken. Many Whirlpool®-manufactured
washers use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic
and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to
the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and
fails. You may need to replace it.
b.3 A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two
belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a
genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are
designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)
b.4 The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may use a
clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears out, it
may prevent the unit from spinning well or at all. If the clutch is
worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a
qualified appliance repair technician.
b.5 The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a
reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for
spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out
in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens,
you need to replace the entire motor.
b.6 The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers
produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical
shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may
drain the water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer
has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair
technician to repair it.
b.7 The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These
components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When
this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin
cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.
c.- It spins only with the lid closed For safety, washing machines are
made so that they spin only with the lid closed. The lid switch prevents
the spinning action when the lid is up
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