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Agitator doesn't agitate. Fills, spins and drains

Agitator doesn't agitate. Fills, spins and drains OK.

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Unfortunately, that sounds like a transmission issue. Power is getting to the trans, or it wouldn't spin, but the other part of the trans that causes agitation is broken.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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It appears your motor/motor controller has failed in this instance.

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Posted on Sep 14, 2010

shinn8
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SOURCE: water fills ok, but doesn't drain

Most likely your lid switch.

part number is 3949247
some newer models use 8318084

Posted on May 18, 2009

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