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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. Simpson Esprit 650 - does all the normal fill, drain etc but most of the time will not agitate or spin. Clutch is okay and drum does move a fraction (as if clutch is coming in/out) and lid switch is fine. Sometimes it will go though after a little patience and a couple of cycles.

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  • KatharineAus Jun 11, 2008

    hi my machine wont spin either i tried cleaning filters and playing around with fan belt but it still wont work i thought it could be a crink in the hse too but its not please help

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SOURCE: Simpson Esprit 650 - Won't agitate

Our machine , same model, was doing the same. Had a repairman cone out & it was the Motor Control unit, seems to be a fairly common problem. But now its fixed & working well.

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