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I have a whirlpool awm 8121 6th sense front loader. when i select the cycle, usually rapid, and press the start button the machine commences to fill with water. when it comes time for the actual washing cycle to begin, the machine stops. the rpm light indicates 0. when i select spin, it drains when i put it on that cycle but it just wont wash? 2 kids and lots of dirty clothes please help

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  • manweek Oct 14, 2010

    ended up contacting repair agency. they think it might cost up to $500 to fix washer after ordering parts and having to return in a few weeks to fit part

    looking for new washer. 6 loads at home waiting to go

  • manweek Oct 17, 2010

    we ended up getting a new whirlpool wfs1073cd front loader. same problem

    it wont complete the wash cycle

    connected it up, turned it on, start the cycle, water comes in, starts to spin and after 5 mins or so stops. spins and drains ok. no problems with hoses, water pressure or outlets

    calling tech on monday

    tks

    dave

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Hello,

There are several reasons that a washing machine won't drain or spin. The cause could be something as easy as a clog or something difficult that will need a licensed repairman. Start with the simplest possible cause and work down to the more difficult causes.

INSTRUCTION BELOW

  • A washing machine won't spin if the water can't drain. Check hoses for any kinks or clogs that may prevent the water from draining. If a hose has kinks, try to straighten out the kinked hose. If it can't be straighten sufficiently, replace the hose. If hoses are not kinked, check for clogged hoses. This can be done by using the screwdrivers to remove the hoses and looking for clogs or running a water hose through the clogged hose to remove the clog. Use the rags and bucket to clean up the water that comes out of the hoses when they are disconnected. Once the clog is cleared, put the drain hose back into place. The washer should drain and spin now if a clogged or kinked hose was the problem.
  • 2 If the washer still won't drain or spin, check to see if the lid is not closing all the way or if the lid switch is not clicking into place. Close the lid and make sure that it closes all the way down. When the lid closes, the lid switch should click. If there is no clicking sound, then the switch may need to be replaced. Follow manufacturer's directions for replacing the switch. If the lid does not close all the way, visually check for signs that the lid is bent. If bent, try to bend it back into place.
  • 3 Loose or broken belts could also prevent a washing machine from draining or spinning. Pull the washer away from the wall and, using the screwdrivers and wrenches, remove the back panel. Using the flashlight, visually check for any broken or loose belts. Replace any broken or loose belts. Although replacing washing machine belts is difficult, anyone who has replaced belts on a car, lawn mower or even a bicycle chain should be able to accomplish the task.
  • 4 Another possibility for a washing machine to not spin or drain is the pump. With the back panel still off the washer, check the pump with the voltmeter to ensure that the pump is getting power. If the washer is getting power, turn on the washer and listen to find out if the pump is running but the water is still not draining. It may be necessary to remove the pump and clean it or to replace the pump with a new one. Once the pump is replaced, turn on the washer to determine if it will now drain and spin.
  • 5 If all of the above steps fail to produce a washing machine that drains or spins, then it is time to call a professional repairman. Use the screwdrivers and wrenches (a technician tools)to replace the panel on the washer and push it back against the wall

  • Thank and thanks for visiting fixya.

    Posted on Oct 10, 2010

    • Oloyede Monsuru Oct 17, 2010

      hello,

      Since the whirlpool wfs1073cd front loader is still new of just bfrom the store before you can start opening it you will have to consider the warranty or guarantee that cover it from the store/point of purchase. that is contact the seller then pass the complain them

      thanks once again.

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