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Hi. i have a gentle annie washing machine

The bowl keeps spinning when it agitates and shutting it down. any answers? cheers

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SOURCE: gentle annie motor wiring

This according to googled results, and somewhat verified by me:

For the Gentle Annie connect the white/orange/green wires together to from a
star point and the three other ends (red, yellow & blue) go to your 3 phase
You can leave the others hanging. Don't form the star point with the wire
that's green with a yellow stripe, that's the chassis earth. The brown,
purple, and brown with black stripe I think are sensing coils, with a star
point connected to the black wire. 1.4ohm each, whereas the main coils are
4.8ohm and apparently rated for 5A.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: My washing machine spins but will not agitate

Turn the agitator (auger) by hand. It should work like a ratchet (turns one way, locks the other way). If it spins both ways, you need to replace the agitator dogs (funny name, I didn't make it up).
This can be done by removing the top cover off the agitator and removing the bolt that holds the agitator to the drive shaft. Then remove the top section, flip it over and replace the dogs (small white plastic pieces). Reassemble in reverse manner.

If the agitator dogs are ok, you may need a gearcase (transmission).

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: My maytag washing machine spins but won't agitate.

sound like the agitator motor went out the way to fix this is to take the agitator out and replace it along with the motor

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Fisher and Paykel ECS Gentle Annie GW52-k

Make sure there is voltage going to the valve solenoids. That is what opens up and lets water into the washer. You will have to open up the top of the washer control. The valve assembly is where the hoses screw in the back. I don't have the technical on it but most likely should be 120V. Sometimes the valve goes bad and won't open up.

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SOURCE: Fisher & Paykel Gentle Annie washing screeching sound

remove drive belt.check 2 see if main drive pulley turns freely.check to see if motor turns freely. could b belt. what country r u in . parts hard 2 get in australia. please reply 4 more help. please turn off power b4 u work on it. do not want any accidents.good luck

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