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Washer will kick in spin cycle, but with any type of heavy load will not spin , most times will spin if helped to get going by hand,will spin good empty or with light load.

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  • res00ot1 Nov 18, 2009

    make is top load Hotpoint 2 speed 8 cycle. don't know where to look for model number

  • res00ot1 Nov 18, 2009

    also how to open it to check , when it in-gauges in spin cycle, sounds like it's trying to in-gauge a gear. and dose not fully in gauge.

  • res00ot1 Nov 18, 2009

    need more help , please

  • res00ot1 Nov 18, 2009

    thank you , i did find that and opened it, could not see anything leaking and belt was tight, , i noticed below motor shaft and above motor pulley there is a sort of of a metal bowl can;t see inside but appears like it might be some sort of clutch, maybe wings or something that fly's out against the bowl driving the belt which drives the transmission, could this be worn , if that is how i think it might work, to bad i can't draw a picture of what i am trying to describe.thanks for your quick answers , much appreciated.

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Good day,
Without the model number or make, makes it pretty hard to come up with a solution, but if it's not a Whirlpool, Kitchenaid, Roper, or Kenmore direct drive top loader,
Remove the front panel and check the belt and tensioner.
Also, on occasion, water, and or possibly oil from an oil leak out of the bottom seal of the transmission can get on the belt and cause slippage.

P.S. On older Whirlpool and Kenmore washers, they did use a belt and you accessed it from a panel on the rear.
Belt might need adjusted, or in some cases the clutch simply wore out. Not a practical repair.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

  • John Hall Nov 18, 2009

    Hidden clips on top left and top right where top panel meets front panel.
    Need a putty knife to locate where the clips are and press in to release. Top of front panel should tip to you when released.


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