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Fill, Agitate, then nothing

I just bought a used Whirlpool Ultimate Care II set. The dryer seems fine, but when I ran a load of wash on the normal cycle it filled, agitated, then when it stopped agitating it sounded breifly like it was going to start something else, but then it stopped and the rest of the cycle failed. Now I have a filled tub and no idea how to work it. I've tried running other cycles and all of them begin agitation but then stop and nothing else ever happens.

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Re: Fill, Agitate, then nothing

If your washer fills, agitates, then fails to spin or drain, this is usually a symptom of a defective lid switch. The lid switch should be located on the left-hand side near the lid hinge under the washer casing on your model washing machine. There is a rod attached to the lid that inserts into the switch and makes the contacts close when the lid is shut. If you cannot hear a distinctive "clicking" sound when you open and close the lid, you will probably need to replace the switch. Or...sometimes the rod on the lid needs to be adjusted slightly to make sure it makes the contacts close. The switch assembly part number is 722578 and costs roughly $23 at Simply type in your model number (located under the lid opening around the rim) and you will find all the parts you need. You can order the part on line and have it shipped directly to you for a small shipping fee. There are also useful self-help manuals and preventive maintenance supplies available too. I am not affiliated with the website in any way. I am simply passing on some useful information, as I have used this website many times in the past to order parts for my own appliances. I have yet to be disappointed by their service. In addition, the parts they provide are the same parts used by your major appliance repair companies, but at a lower cost ( I used to work for one of them). I hope you find this information useful. If this does not correct your problem and/or if you have further questions, please post back with comments.

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Re: Fill, Agitate, then nothing

There is a door activated switch that might not be working. It you look under the door lid you will see a plastic rod which goes into a hole on the base of the top ring. Make sure that this rod is depressing the switch when the door closes, and if possible see if the switch circut closes.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Ultimate Care II top of agitator don't agitate.

This problem is caused by worn agitator dogs. The following link explains how to replace them:

The upper portion of the agitator you mention is called the "auger". The small teflon dogs have teeth on them and act as a clutch to drive the auger when the agitator is in motion. The teeth wear out and become smooth, causing the auger to slip. The replacment part number is included in the link I provided. You can choose to order on line at, or All three sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all three for the best price. If you do not wish to shop online, take the part number provided to your nearest appliance parts retailer. This is a common part, they should have in their inventory.

I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you have further questions.

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SOURCE: Wont agitate

your dog ears are bad.
You can replace them for about $10 @ your local appliance store.

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SOURCE: won't agitate nor spin

Sounds like a faulty transmission. Also, make sure this machine is not sitting in a cold environment. If it a blow dryer under it for awhile and try again. But really I think the transmission is gone.


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SOURCE: Upper agitator on Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washer

replace agitator "dogs"

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SOURCE: Ultimate Care II washer will not agitate or spin

Your lid switch could be the problem. It has 3 wires: black red which are hot and green which is ground. Unplug that lid switch and check for continuity between black and red with the lid shut. This video shows where the lid switch is located

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SOURCE: My Whirlpool Ultimate Care II

The direct drive coupling between the motor and transmission is stripped and must be replaced.

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