Question about Washing Machines
Hi, My daughter has a top loading washer, fairly new, and it suddenly won't drain all the water in the spin cycle. She said that previous to this happening it kept becoming unbalanced and she would repeatedly rearrange the load. Despite her efforts she could never get it so the drum even looked like it was sitting properly when at rest. Now it won't spin enough to get all the water out, though it does continue through the cycles to the end. She has small children and it sounds to me like there could be a sock or something stuck up under the agitator column. Do you agree and is this a repair she can handle herself? She's determined to try.
Sounds like a bolt on the agitator shaft is broken which is causing the imbalance. Open lid, lift off fabric softener dispenser, pull out plastic cap, take out bolt, lift agitator out(might have to wiggle it a bit). Replace BOTH horizontal bolts holding inner tub to shaft. Tighten all the way. Replace all parts.
If it doesnt spin all the water out, that could be due to a bad bearing. Hold inner tud at the rim and turn clockwise and then anti-clockwise. If it turns bothways, you have a worn bearing. This job isnt for the do-it-yourselfer.
What is happening is the motor is spinning the bearing but it's not engaged to the drum.
Posted on Jun 22, 2008
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Hello Laura Clark - Does the drain pump make a humming noise? If so, you possibly have a restriction in the drain line or siphoning. Try setting the cycle to spin only and verify if water pumps out. If it does not, the unit could possibly be experiencing an issue with the pump, door lock assembly or timer. Since it is such a complex unit, I suggest contacting a professional to move forward accurately
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