Question about Whirlpool Washing Machines
My wash machine is a Whirlpool 6 cycle wash machine, it fills with water and then when it goes to the cycle where it turns to wash clothes and drains it is stalling and just sitting there so when it gets back to the rinse cycle where it fills with water, it is overflowing. It is spinning well and draining the water well, it just isnt washing the clothes. I called a local repair shop and they want almost 100 dollars just to come look at it. If this is something cheaper to fix I would like to know or if I need to just look for another wash machine.
The drain hose and filter are clogged and need to be cleaned out. A very common problem with washers. You will probably be surprised at what you find. Let me know if it still doesn't work afterwards.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
There are a few possibles causes why this is happening to your machine. You don't give your model number or whether the machine is top or front loading. However here are a few generic issues that may be causing the problem
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.
Older washers produced by Whirlpool have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may not agitate properly or at all.
The other possibility here is that there is a problem with the control panel itself although this seems unlikely given it is moving through the cycles ok.
There may be a drainage problem also as you mention overfilling and perhaps you might wish to clarify that as later you say it is draining alright.
Hope this helps - feel free to comment with more detail.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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