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Agitator and spin cycle won't work

Okay,the washer fills up with water,then instead of washing the clothes,it just makes a whiring sound,nothing happens.Then,same thing with the spin cycle.It doesn't spin,it just maks a sound.I checked the belt,it's fine.i'm lost here,HELP!!PLEASE!!!

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  • kevin214 Jul 03, 2008

    Thank you for trying,but i already checked the belt,and it's fine

  • kevin214 Apr 11, 2009

    I actually figured this out awhile back-I took the back of the washer off so i could see inside,and theres several different colored wires taped together-Noticed one of them was broken in two-I got some electrical tape and it now works like a charm again-I think the wire broke when i had the washer on its side-i live down a steep hill and had to slide it down-

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Check the belt, either loss or broke or jump out of the track

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

  • Frank Chen Jul 03, 2008

    If the belt is ok, maybe need adjust.

    Can you find the whiring sound from?

    The belt is a long belt around the tank.

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Not sure if my wife posted to you but we are haveing same trouble took it apart which was kinda of an odd thing to have to do but on our model we had to actually open the top of the agitator and underneatheath the little cap that looks permanent the was an actual permanent cap i broke that off to get to the dog gear {gear that catch only in one direction i believe ) and the gears on the shaft are stripped bare as for how to get it off i am in the middle of firgureing that one out hope this helps
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jim

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