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Whirlpool spin problem

My machine won't spin the clothes at the end of the wash cycle (sometimes) and as a result I have to either try to wash them again or am left to squeeze the water out by hand and then put them in the dryer to dry.

I thought I could fix it myself by checking on the belt,transmission, or celenoid etc. When I looked under the washer, there was no belt or celenoid to check out??? Now I am at a loss as to what to try to do to correct the problem and any help would be appreciated.

The motor has two opposing shafts coming out of it, one is for the pump and the other for the tub portion which I assume controlls the wash action as well as the spin action. There is a solid state controll connected to the side of the machines motor. I am not sure if this is the right section to put this question since I am not sure of the model number on the machine. It says Whirlpool commercial quality super capacity on the top of the machine.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide

desperate wringer!

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  • wringer08 Feb 29, 2008

    Hi Coldcut, the switch seams to be working well. I manually pushed the switch in with the lid in the open position with a screwdriver and it still would not spin. I did notice though that the agitator would try to move but very very slowly. It would move in jerky motions about a 32/100 of an inch at a time in a clockwise movement when I pushed in on the switch.

    It is as if the transmission is not engageing or something.???

    Again, it happens often but not everytime. When I tried it just now it was with an empty washer and the lid was up and the switch was depressed with a screwdriver.


  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    seems to be draining just not spinning. motor is still working

  • gbarmby Dec 13, 2008

    Same issue. I was wondering if the motor was bad and just not spinning fast enough to displace all the water out the drain. I pulled off the water pump, and I can manually move the impeller, but it feels like there is some resistance. Should a good one spin easily?



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First check the top door lid switch that it is making a good contact.
put it in spin and play with the switch manually . it will not spin if this is not pushed in enough or is loose. does it click solidly.

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

  • Karl Whisenand
    Karl Whisenand Feb 29, 2008

    yep sounds like a slipping transmission.
    or belt if it has any , most have direct drive now days.
    there is also a electric clutch solenoid in these that may not be fully engaging . might be sticking.
    because usually if the clutch is slipping it will smell.



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