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Washer will not agitate ,but will spin?How do i fix this?How much?

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I had the same problem and had a repair guy come out who told me it was the powertrain aka transmission. The estimate was $350 to repair. Thankfully my home warranty covered it and decided it would be cheaper to replace than to fix. I had a Maytag Performa is the only difference. I actually called several other appliance shops in the area who all basically said it was the transmission and very expensive to replace. When it is agitating it goes one way and for it to spin it "spins" the opposite way. Good luck with your washer issue!

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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

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The first unfortunately is the motor. Kenmore / Whirlpool top load direct drive washers use a reversing motor.

When in agitate mode, the motor turn one way, When in spin mode it turns the other way for draining and spinning.

I'd check the following first before assuming that it's the motor though.


First, I'd pull the agitators and check for worn or damaged splines inside the agitator or on the agitator shaft.

Following is a description of how to take them out.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

If the agitator and shaft are OK, the problem may be in the transmission.

See the following Whirlpool / Kenmore installation and service manual for top load, direct drive washers.

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I'd also look at the troubleshooting section of the manual.


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The key (and likely problem) is the "agitator spring".

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can turn the agitators.

See the following Whirlpool parts list for a blow-up of the transmission and how the various gears and springs connect.

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See the following for how to remove the transmission and clutch.

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Remove the clutch (the spring holding the clutch to the spin pinion is a bear to replace.

Remove the 8 transmission screws carefully, the transmission is full (15 oz.) of 80-90 weight oil.

Remove the transmission cover and drain the oil.

Pull off the spin pinion.

Carefully remove the clip that holds the main Spin Gear on and remove it.

Push down on the agitate spring and remove the spring clip. Note where is attaches to the main shaft.

Check the spring, Agitate Cams and the cams in the Neutral Drain Assembly.

Re-assembly is obviously the reverse of taking it apart.

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When we had a problem with ours, we ended up spending less than $30 replacing the agitate cams, neutral drain assembly and oil instead of $170 for a transmission. It was worth fixing.

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As to the age of the washer. Whirlpool / Kenmore washers use a part of the serial number to determine the year the washer was made..

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Not worth the money to fix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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