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Washer won't agitate or spin

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.

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  • Kubota Joe Feb 23, 2008

    Mine does basicly the same thing, but it only fills with water. It will not run after that, nor will it drain. Everything is still hooked up right no power issue's, level etc... How do i drain it? Howcan i fix it? Please help!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    Roper top loader also won't spin Fills, agitates ,drains but won't spin

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    I have a 1998 KitchenAid washer model# KAWS700G

    It will fill and drain. It acts like its going though the cycles, but it won't agitate or spin. The lid sensor seem to be working fine. It isn't making any funny or loud sounds.

    Thanks,

    Martha

  • bprotik Apr 17, 2008

    New Roper Washer RWT4300SQ 1.5 years old



    files up but wont drain or spin? I can hear a noise like it wants to work but it don't do any thing.



    Coupler is fine.



    Please help

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    new GE washer will not agitate or spin

  • Thawed Jul 15, 2008

    I have the 'locked steering wheel' problem as well ... and my problem is similar to Kubata Joe's below. It fills with water but then will not spin or agitate or drain ... except to leak onto the floor.

    I drained it by hand, took off the cabinet and found that it was leaking around where the motor shaft enters the pump. I disconnected the hoses and drained the water (read flooded laundry room) ... now what.



    I replaced the couple less than a year ago... i haven't checked it yet, but why would all of this happen at once??!!?

  • jae-rae Jul 18, 2008

    roper fill with water but want work at all

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    Have a GE washer bought it about 2 weeks ago. I worked fine but now it fills up to the correct but that is all it does. It does not agitate in any cycle

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008




    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.


  • dbeller Jul 30, 2008

    My washer fills properly, but won't agitate or spin nor drain. Is
    it the switch? What should I do. I truly don't have much
    money. My washing machine is a top load roper. I need help
    I can't even afford to go to the laundry mat so I have been washing by
    hand. What can I do... Please help this mother...

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    Same Problem... Anyone Solve This yet?

  • stephenm47 Dec 30, 2008

    My washer won't agitate or spin. Just noise, no movement. Please help.

    The product is a Kitchen Aid washing machine. Model # KAWS700G.

    Thanks,
    Steve


  • ms_led1
    ms_led1 Feb 19, 2013

    There is a Roper top load washer in the place I rent also. It will agitate fine but won't drain or spin on its' own. I can drain it manually by moving the drain hose below the floor level but then no spin (on any cycle) so I know it is not "plugged" with something. It does "try to do something" when it is supposed to spin, because I forgot to advance the dial to off once after manually draining tub and smelled a "burning smell" after a while. Thank you.

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To those posting that the washer is making noise but no movement with the agitator try this fix: http://fixitnow.com/appliantology/wpdd_dogs.htm

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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.

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I think i over loaded my mechine and its not working what can i do

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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!

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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.
Thanks!!

Posted on Nov 03, 2010

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    Skitch Nov 04, 2013

    That doesn't sound like a switch problem, this SOUNDS like you might have a transmission problem. That burning smell is a fine indicator along with the motor working, but no action taking place. If you have someone handy to take the machine apart, take off the casing. There is a map of the "innards" and the transmission isn't a big part at all, but it does cost less than 200 bucks and some skill in replacing. I sure wish you the best of luck. If you can't afford the part or someone to look at it, you might check out your local Garage Sale or Auction sites on Facebook. My town has about 4 different ones on FB and at that kind of local driving distance, You can plug up their machine at their house to make sure it spins and agitates. I found a good backup one for only 20 bucks.. JUST IN CASE!

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    Skitch Nov 04, 2013

    I forgot to add, a good place for manuals if you've lost or can't find yours is at manualsonline.com and repairclinic.com is helpful in looking for what parts would cost and some DIY info as well. Best wishes

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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

What's a coupler? who do i fix it?

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  • Tammyjw Nov 05, 2010

    Hello, I bought a Roper Washer top load. back in 1998, and twice I had the same problem, my washer wouldn't spin or drain. So we had someone come fix it the first time about 6 years ago and he took it apart the problem was it was clogged theres a white piece in the front connected to the black tubes in front had a pair of my 5 year old daughters underwear and a couple socks in there. Put it back together and worked ever since till earlier tonight. We took it apart ourselves and my boyfriends sock was in it. Well now its put back together and Works again. Hope this helps other people...

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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

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What is a coupler?

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The transmission is dead!
It's not worth fixing!
If it's 10 years old or more, better off replacing it with a newer machine which will be much more efficient!
1998????????????
Not worth the money to fix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Try You should call service.:
A&E Factory Service
1-800-905-9505
Nation wide / 7days/24 hours
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