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Washer fills with water but doesn't begin to agitate to wash. It also drains but doesn't spin when we set the dial to that


Your agitator pindle. has come loose From the spline. Try to lift up on the agitator. If it lifts off the spindle easily then it has worn out the spline. That is what connects the agitator to the s

Feb 06, 2013 | GE Profile WPRE6100G Top Load Washer

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How to fix a Washing Machine if it Doesn?t Agitate


If your washer fills with water but doesn’t agitate, the problem is likely to be a faulty lid switch, a broken belt, or a problem with the motor. (Note: Direct-drive washing machines do not have belts.)

1) Check the spin cycle. If this works, the motor is operating and the belt is not broken. If it doesn’t, the belt may be loose or broken. If you’re fairly handy, tighten or replace the belt; otherwise call an appliance repairperson.
2) Check the lid switch and the tab on the lid that strikes it. If the plastic tab is broken, the washer may halt during certain cycles. Press and release the switch. If it doesn’t click each time you do this, it’s probably broken. If you’re experienced at home repair, you can remove the switch, test it, and replace it if needed; otherwise, call an appliance repairperson.
3) There may be a problem with the controls, or the agitator solenoid may be broken. Call a repairperson.

on Sep 03, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Whirlpool lsq8243h


If it doesn't agitate but will spin it is probably the agitator cams.

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Agitator-Repair-Kit/285809/470910

If it doesn't spin it is probably the motor drive coupling

Here is a link to the part and a video on how to replace it.
I would suggest watchine the Video before you order the part then you can check if this is the problem.

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Motor-Coupling/285753A/1195967

Oct 07, 2012 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

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Maytag washer doesn't agitate


Google the model number. I had the same problem, Googled it, and found the actual turial on YouTube to fix it.

Dec 11, 2011 | Maytag MAV6200 Top Load Washer

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My washer fills, agitates but will not drain


Does your washer spin? If yes, and it doesn't drain it most likely a failed/plugged pump.

If it doesn't spin it could be a belt or timer issue..

Sep 15, 2011 | Maytag MAV2755AWW Dependable Clean Top...

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My 110 20862990 kenmore washer doesn't spin, the motor runs, it drains, and the coupling is in good shape. On another DIY page it asked to turn the drive side of the coupling one way to see if the...


My washer was doing the same thing. I had a magic marker on the bottom of the plastic tub below the inner tub. The agitation cam could not release for spin. I remove the magic marker and she took off.
This video shows how to get the inner tub out:

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Sep 09, 2011 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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I have a HotPoint washer (VBXR1090D) and it stopped agitating. It still spins, and everything else, just doesn't agitate.


Hello,

Do you here the motor running on the agitation cycle yet it doesn't agitate? If so the agitator coupling is the problem.I have included a youtube video that will show you step by step how to repacle the coupling.The part number in the title of the video(WH49X10042) is the part number that you would need(Hotpoint is made by GE) it could be ordered by simply googling that part number

here is the lik for that video http://youtu.be/N26MCQKuXn0

I hope this helps and if it does please give me 4 thumbs up

Gene

Jul 28, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Whirlpool top loading cloths washer agitator is loose when it should be turning. how do i tighten it?


Sounds like you might have bad agitator dogs. Remove the agitator cap, theres a 5/16th bolt that needs to be removed then the top of agitator comes off. The dogs are 4 little gears with teeth on them, when they get worn the top half of the agitator doesn't move.

May 09, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Will not agitate or spin. Have replaced the belt (was worn) but still wont. Fills fine. When I first put the new belt on I ran it empty (stopped it when it started agitating, moved it to sping, stopped...


Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. If you have a washer that has a weak agitation or no agitation at all, here are some possible solutions. You need to check your belts. Most washers have one or two belts. Check your lid switch. If a lid switch is bad, it can cause the washer to not work properly. Sometimes, they will not work at all. Make sure you check your drive motor. The drive motor controls the spinning, draining, and agitation. Most washers have the reverse motor, meaning the shaft rotates in both directions, clockwise and counterclockwise. It is possible to lose one direction and not the other. Some washers have a clutch that controls the agitation. If it is bad or worn, it may prevent the agitator to work. Most of these washers come from General Electric. You could have a bad motor coupler. They are located on the side of the motor drive inside the washer. It is also possible that you have a bad transmission. Check the agitator itself. You could have a bad spline or two. The splin accompanies the shaft and allows the movement of the agitator. If you rule out all the parts above, you may have an electrical issue or an issue with the control board. It is very important to test each part and make sure it is getting power. If a part is not working and not getting any power, the power loss may be the reason that it doesn't work. You can test the current in the wires with a voltage meter. Thank you very much for reading this tip and thank you for using Fixya. As for the spinning, you need to check the lid switch. It may be bad. It may be your motor drive since it doesn't do both. Have you had draining problems?

Feb 23, 2011 | Maytag HAV3460AWW Top Load Washer

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Old model rca washer machine...will not agitate/wash the clothes,does spin.


If the washer fills up with water and you hear the motor running but the agitator doesn’t move, the agitator coupling is the most likely problem. First pump the water out by turning the timer to spin. Once the water is out, turn the washer off. Now pull up on the agitator until it comes off (it may be hard to pull off). Now that the agitator is off, you can see the agitator coupling, reach down and try to turn the coupling. If the coupling turns freely, it is striped out and needs to be replaced.

Sep 29, 2008 | Washing Machines

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