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Washing machine won't spin or agitate

Washer fills with water.
Washer will not agitate.
Water does pump out of tub when spin cycle starts, but instead of spinning after water is gone there is a rapid clicking sound.
There are no belts undernieth unit, so I'm understanding its direct drive?

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  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    does not agitate

  • susannealyse Aug 11, 2008

    Washer fills with water then just sits there until that part of the cycle is over, no agitating. Then it will drain, but does not spin. I have removed the agitator, and checked the coupler below, and it is fine. can turn the agitator and tub by hand in one direction, but not back the other direction.

  • sienna48 Sep 26, 2008

    I have a Maytag Legacy top load washer and it will not spin or agitate, sounds like the motor is going, fills up with water, clothes sit there, runs through cycle, empties water when supposed to, does not really spin clothes, but they are not soaked, but you have to wring clothes out. Don't know what to do with this right now, any help appreciated.

  • rnmiss Mar 27, 2009

    MY Kenmore washer runs all cycles except spin. For a while only 1 spin cycle was out so i just used others on the dial. now no spin cycle works but everything else does.What to do?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    First the water wouldnt fill. The washer would go directly to agitate when turned on. My husband found the inlet valve to be clogged/dirty, so he cleaned it. The water comes in fine now, but no agitation or spinning.The motor isn't humming, there is no sound. We have manually changed the cycle from wash to spin on every setting, and still nothing. It was agitating and spinning fine before we had the water problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    No water is pumped into the washer and it just makes this funny sound

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It doesn't spin If your washer won't spin, check these:

It doesn't pump or spin
It pumps, but doesn't spin
It spins only with the lid closed
It doesn't pump or spin If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:

  • If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt.


  • If the motor isn't running, the lid switch may be defective. If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.


It pumps, but doesn't spin If your washer pumps out the water but doesn't spin, check these:

  • The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.


  • The motor coupler may be broken. Many Whirlpool®-manufactured washers use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. You may need to replace it.


  • A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)


  • The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may use a clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the unit from spinning well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.


  • The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.


  • The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.


  • The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.


It spins only with the lid closed For safety, washing machines are made so that they spin only with the lid closed. The lid switch prevents the spinning action when the lid is up.

Posted on May 29, 2008

  • Maanita Chadha
    Maanita Chadha May 29, 2008





    It doesn't agitate

    If your washer doesn't agitate, check these:

    Lid switch
    Motor coupler
    Belts
    Clutch
    Drive motor
    Drive pulleys
    Transmission
    Agitator



    Lid switch

    If
    the lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate or
    function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing
    near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front
    of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you
    need to replace it.




    Motor coupler

    Many
    washers produced by Whirlpool® use a small, relatively inexpensive
    motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of
    the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time,
    the coupler wears out and fails. If this happens, you need to
    completely replace it.




    Belts

    Many
    washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly
    worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer.
    (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics
    not found in automotive belts.)




    Clutch

    If
    your washer was made by GE®, it may use a clutch for agitating the
    clothes. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the washer from
    agitating well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace
    it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance
    repair technician.




    Drive motor

    Many
    washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in
    one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for
    a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the
    other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.




    Drive pulleys

    The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley.




    Transmission

    The transmission could have either of these problems:



    • Older
      washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an
      electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially
      defective, the unit may not agitate properly or at all.



    • The transmission may have a worn or broken gear, or some other internal problem.


    If you suspect a transmission problem, you may have to call a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.




    Agitator

    The
    inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can
    become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to
    properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and
    forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this
    happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission
    spline.

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Washer motor turns during spin cycle but does NOT turn belt. Belt is not worn. How can you tell if the motor pulley is too worn to turn the belt?

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

Most belts drives now dont use tensions springs
instead the spring is used hold the belt at the bottom of the drum i think its called a torsion drive so the actual spring just places preasure on the belt as the belt spins so gripping it at the sides and not with any sprung elastic preasure so you can find a unit at the base of the drum that has a spring in it thats shattered the draw back of this type of gripping system ... is the spring becomes brittle as makers i dont think place too much investment to making this type of spring its shape and material etc computer models would be handy here

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