Question about Roper RAS8244KQ Top Load Washer
My washer fills properly, but won't agitate or spin. I tried to turn the agitator by hand, and it will only turn approx 1 inch either direction, like a locked steering wheel does. Water drains at right time, rinse cycle runs at right time, just no agitation or spin cycle. I purchased it in 1998, but it could have been 1997...it came new in a home that I purchased in 1998. Please describe the specifics of your problem below. We'll add your post as a comment to nitanita's Washer won't agitate or spin problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.
To those who are posting that your washer is filling but not agitating or spinning, check the lid switch. Often times the bar that engages the lid switch gets bent or some play in it and will not fully engage the switch. You can check the switch by feeling for the switch (usually on the left side near the back - under the top) and engaging it with a screwdriver. I was able to get mine working by pounding it with my fist above the switch, with the door closed (Fonzi style :) I then bent the metal bar by holding it with pliers, and with the door halfway open, I pryed the door up while holding the bar tightly with the pliers.
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
I think i over loaded my mechine and its not working what can i do
Posted on Jan 22, 2010
The original is an old post, but the problem still exists. My ROPER machine that is 3 years old wouldn't agitate or spin. It would fill with water, no problem. So, after syphoning out the water and removing the clothes I took the top of the machine off and found that the lid switch sensor had a burned out wire. Not a big deal. It's a 20 dollar part, however my nephew is smarter than the people who make the machines to ensure they do break down so you have to order parts. He went to the shop and got a piece of appropriate gauge wire and replaced it himself. 30 minutes later it was fixed and I was doing laundry. Don't give up. Do a search on the internet for your specific problem, enter you machine model number, not on a forum, but an actual problem solving site for your brand of machine. You should get a return of the most likely problem and a list of what it takes to fix it. Don't listen to yahoo's who tell you to toss it. I'd have made a huge mistake in tossing a perfectly fixable machine with very little effort and time investment even if I had bought the part. The level of difficulty in replacing the sensor myself would have been do-able. Thanks!
Posted on Oct 29, 2013
My Roper washing machine will fill with water but nothing else. It will not advance. When I turn the dial to advance it manually, it will not drain, spin, anything. You can hear a hum from the motor and there seems to be a burning smell. Is it possible that this could be the switch even though it seems like the motor is trying to work? \r\nAlso, I changed the coupler but that was not the problem.
Posted on Nov 03, 2010
1994 top load Roper washer, the top part of the agitator want turn but the bottom does. Can I remove the cap and pull the top off to inspect the shaft?
Posted on Sep 01, 2010
Check the coupler. its between the motor and transmission. there easy to install and are usually under 20.00. 4 clips hold the motor and pump in. remove these and the motor comes right out. hope this helps
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
What is a coupler?
Posted on Jun 26, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The transmission is dead!
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Posted on Aug 24, 2008
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