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Drum not spinning

I have an older model Admiral - heavy duty, super capacity plus washer. The belt appears to fine, as does the motor and water pump. When the washer goes into the spin cycle the drum moves a little bit but then stops, yet the agitator still works. Any thoughts?

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Hi I'm Peter, Usually most problems as such have to do with the washer control switch that you use to adjust heavy, permanent press , or delicate cycle.. you will need to unplug the unit the dial should pull straight off with a little effort You will need to remove the screws in the back panel to access the wiring. You will at this time most likely take the top off above the switch. Most washers are made only by a couple of companies, Roper being one that makes a good portion for the name brand ones so all they do is put their name on it. Regardless go to the local appliance parts ware house ask around or check the yellow pages take your make, model, year if you have it and serial number and explain to them your problem and tell them you think it is the washer control switch and see if they have had to sell many. Odds are this is going to be your problem. Every washer I have ever owned and I keep them a pretty good while until my wife wants a new one I have had to eventually replace the controller. Good luck.

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SOURCE: won't agitate

Ours did this and it was because the bearings had busted. I called a local repair guy and he told me over the phone just by listening to the sound. Maybe you could do the same. I do know this, if it is your bearings, buy a new washer. It's not worth the repair...trust me.

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SOURCE: kenmore 90 plus series: heavy duty super capacity won't agitate

this is the site to find out how to fix your washer.
you have a broken drive coupling.
it probably wont agitate or spin, but will fill and drain.
you need to remove 2 screws from the control panel, hinge it back and then remove the 2 brass colored clips that hold the cabinet to the base. once you do then pull the entire cabinet forwards to a 45 degree angle and pull it off the base.
then pull the 2 clips off pump and then 2 more on the motor. that will allow you to get to the drive coupling. you will find it to be broken.
replace it with part number 285753a for about 15-20 bucks.

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SOURCE: Old Washer won't spin or agitate

You found a belt? Most w/p washer do not have a belt they are direct drive. take off the pump and motor to replace the motor coupling, 2 plastic pieces w/ a rubber in between

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SOURCE: GE washer agitates but won't spin

I think you may have a stopped up pump does it drain the water out if not it will not spin. A putty knife inserted 2 inches in from each side will release the spring catches and gently pull on front as you release sprins then look to the bottom right hand side and there is the pump clamp the tub to pump hose or **** water out with a shop vac take off tub to pump hose and then two 3/8 in screws that hold down the pump turn over where you can look in the pump may have an obstruction as always disconnect power before service.

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SOURCE: Kenmore 90 series Heavy Duty Super Capacity Plus

hi check the lid swetch

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