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Whirlpool A5380XTWO will not spin or agitate. Is

Whirlpool A5380XTWO will not spin or agitate. Is there a coupling on this model? I can hear the motor spinning, but still does not spin or agitate.

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  • bradcadwell Feb 03, 2010

    Didn't see the solenoids. A 6 wire bundle connects to the motor assy. There is a coil on top of the unit, but I don't know what that is. Wonder if I should just disconnect the motor and look for wear in the coupling?

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Check the "wig-wags" that shift the transmission in the washer,they are 2 coils(solenoids) located adjacent the motor on the transmission,if they get no power they wont shift transmission into next cycle of wash mode

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Does it agitate?
Does it spin by hand?
Does it agitate if you advance the timer?

Could be the lid switch (#1).
Could be a broken motor/pump coupling.
Could be the timer.

Look under the washer for bits of black rubber (indicating the coupling insert has failed.

If the coupling is in place, next, bypass the lid switch temporarily to see if you can trick the unit to think the door is closed (safety mechanism)

if the lid switch is bypassed, the coupling is good, the timer is faulty.

All items in this answer can be found at repairclinic.com and enter your model # in the box.

If you hear the motor trying to spin - the most common problem in this direct drive unit is the rubber coupling element and broken coupling teeth.

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