Question about Washing Machines
The problem sounds like the motor to transmission coupler. If it is not draining or spinning you may find that the lid switch is inop.
A complete troubleshoot guide would be :-
There are many parts that have to do with the Whirlpool washer not spinning.
The first thing you need to check is the wall outlet to make sure that there are about 120 volts present at the outlet.
The lid switch also know as the door switch, has to be working in order for the washer to be able to drain or spin.
The motor coupler is the part that transfers the rotation of the motor, to the transmission.
When the motor run in a counterclockwise direction the washer will agitate and when it runs clockwise the washer will spin. A broken motor coupler could be the reason when the Whirlpool washer is not spinning or agitating.
The basket drive block is the part use to couple the spin drum to the brake & drive tube. A broken basket block will stop the washer from spinning.
The clutch is the part use to make the washer spin. A broken clutch cam driver could be the reason why your washer is not spinning The brake and drive tube is the part responsible for stopping the spin drum when the washer is agitating and for spinning the spin drum when the timer calls for spin.
The transmission is the part in charge of making the washer agitate or spin according to the rotation of the motor.
The motor is what makes the washer work. A motor that overheats could be the reason why your Whirlpool washer is not spinning.
The timer is the brain of the washer, it is a distribution center that distributes the electricity to the different parts in the washer.
As you could see there are many parts that could be the reason why your Whirlpool washer is not spinning. You will have to check each one of the parts mention until you find out which one the causing the washer not to spin.
Hope i helped you.
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Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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