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Agitator won't move on wash cycle or rinse cycle

Agitator won't move on wash or rinse cycles. Washer will spin and drain.

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  • Ethel Coleman
    Ethel Coleman Mar 31, 2014

    The machine is a Speed Queen Commerical Heavy Duty washer. It is about 10 years old and has not given me any problems before.

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I've had that happen before, and it was something to do with the weight of the clothing in it? Would be more helpful if you put in brand name and model.

Posted on Mar 31, 2014

  • dsalisbury2 Mar 31, 2014

    It could be the transimission in it, but I would think it would spin at all then. So honestly, this sounds really stupid, but I had used my washer for a long time after it started having spinning issues by shaking and moving the drug around by hand just before it would go on spin. Not sure about the agitator though. Sorry, wish I could help more. Google it and you can find a ton of information on repair manuals for that washer. :)

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SOURCE: Agitator moves slowly on wash cycle/not at all on spin cycle

it sounds like the dogs are worn. try twisting the agitator post by hand,it should move freely in one direction then lock up going the other.its a pretty easy fix if they are.pry off the top of the agitator post off then remove the cap inside,there is a bolt that holds the post down.i'm pretty sure it's 7/16 in. once the bolt is loose,lift the whole agitator out of machine and with your hand inside post turn it upside downand let the dog holder slide out.watch how the dogs fit into the holder, replace with new dogs and reverse the removal process.
if the machine wont spin, check the lid switch. thats usually the cause of a no spin situation.other than that a wet vac is your best bet.hope that helps.

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SOURCE: washing machine agitator & drum spin during wash cycle

check the dogs in your agitater

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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SOURCE: agitator will not work on wash cycle

Order the upper aggitator clutch/dog kit $15. Now top half of the aggitator is doing its thing just like the bottom half. Hope this helps someone else too.

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SOURCE: GE Top Load Washing Machine -- Agitator will not cycle

Agitator's don't spin on wash cycle.

I would suggest washing the clothes without soap until they rinse clear. If you have hard water, the soap will not easily rinse out of clothes, or off of you when you use soap to wash or shower.

Reduce the amount of soap you use in each wash if this is the case. It sounds like your washing machine is working right.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: GE washer GNSR2140A0WW wont spin/agitate but fills and drains

Hello, your problem is going to be with the lids switch, in this machine it is going to be a magnetic contact. You can confirm this my pulling the front panel off and accessing the wireing to the lids switch, If you have electrical knowledge bypass the lid switch using a wire nut and run the machine. If all is ok make sure you relpace the lid switch since it is there for a reason. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Good Luck!!!

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