Question about Washing Machines

1 Answer

WILL NOT AGITATE

FILLS UP, WILL NOT AGITATE, LID IS CLOSED

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    I have a maytag PAV1000AWW, it will fill with water but will not agitate, it hums a sec. then stops. Can I fix it. Thank you

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    My Maytag Atlantis (5 years) fills, won't agitate, hums, burnt smell. I unplug for 20 mins and move the dial to spin and drain

  • ttomlin292 Jan 15, 2009

    washer does everything but agitate, it just makes grinding noise durring wash portion of cycle

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    agitate

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    Will not agitate

  • jhoubre Feb 14, 2009

    same thing but model lwazoaw

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

Circut board mounted on timer assy is the problem, tip the console on its back to verify and put in agitate mode, will work in lay back position, then will not work in normal position. unplug board two times and should start working, it gets scrambled just like a computer, because its a computer. must be a relay on the board, this is what happened to me, and is still working 10 loads later, sounded like a motor.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Ge 6 cycle washer older model . It fills but why doesn't agitate or rinse?


Sounds like the sensor that detects when the lid is closed is either not making contact or has gone bad. The washer will fill with the lid open but for safety reasons will not function any further.

Sep 02, 2014 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Whirlpool model # LLR6144BQ1 water fills but will not go to wash cycle.


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
This is usually caused by a failed lid switch that is item 9 this link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=256996

First off put the washer in the spin cycle. With the lid closed see if the washer will spin. No spin also = bad lid switch. If the washer spins but will not agitate then the problem is most likely the water level pressure switch or associated air tubing. (any air leaks and it will not stop filling)
Water level switch is item 12 here:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=256996&diagram_id=28209075#d28209075
We test these with NO WATER in the machine and after connecting an external hose with the lid closed with power on by orally passing air into the small air hose we connected. It will click and the washer must agitate. If it clicks and does not agitate... again it points to the lid switch. Disconnecting this water level switch hose with ater in the maching and then re-connecting the hose WILL result in the machine overflowing. Tub MUST be empty.

You check the lid switch as you just open or close the lid. You should hear an audible CLICK as the lid is barely off of its closed position and again as the lid is almost closed. NO CLICK = bad door switch.

These are the 2 most common reasons that will correct the symptom your experiencing more than 90 percent of the time. There is a remote possibility that there is a problem with the motor / motor clutch. Motor clutch problems are noted by odd noises when motor is running and it will not spin or agitate. If the motor will spin the machine but will not agitate the machine it can be a motor winding.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

Mar 13, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

1 Answer

Washer fills and drains but does not agitate or spin.


It sounds like the problem is in your lid switch. Its a safety feature that if the lid is not closed, it will not spin or agitate. I would start there with your troubleshooting.

Mar 12, 2010 | GE Washing Machines

1 Answer

Fills with water but won't start to agitate. This


the lid switch is bad, u need whirlpool part number # 3949247 usually around 30-50 dollars.. u can see a picture of the part on repairclinic.com and most usually come with instructions so hopefully this helps..

Jan 30, 2010 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

1 Answer

My washer fills up then doesn't do anything.


Check the lid switch. Many washers won't work if the lid isn't closed. Without the lid switch, the machine can't tell.

Dec 10, 2009 | Admiral AW22 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

My washer doesn't agitate or spin, it just drains and fills up


That sounds like your lid switch. The lid switch on most models of top load washers will be bypassed on fill and drain. As a safety the lid must be closed for agitate and spin.

The lids switch is a pretty easy part to replace and is inexpensive.

Oct 02, 2009 | GE Washing Machines

1 Answer

Won't agitate or spin


If you mean that when the unit should be agitating or spinning the motor is running, and you lift the lid causing the motor to stop running, it sounds like the coupler.

Mar 31, 2009 | Whirlpool LSR5132PQ Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Washing machine fills, but won't agitate


maytag washer dryer stack unit , model # lse7806ace washer fills with water but won't agitate or do anything else. I had the same problem a year ago and replace the lid switch asssemby and fuse and it worked fine until now. the switch clicks when I open and close the lid and the pink and orange wires show continuity with the lid closed.

Aug 29, 2008 | Maytag LSE7806A Top Load Stacked...

3 Answers

Kenmore 70 series


Okay...I'm a little confused on your symptoms. You initially said it fills, but doesn't agitate or spin, but drains.

Then, you finished with the washer filling, no agitate or spin, but now doesn't drain.

Which one is it?

The symptoms you describe are usually associated with the following:

1. Fills, may or may not agitate, won't spin or drain - lid switch.
2. Fills, may or may not agitate, won't spin, but still drains - motor coupling.
3. Fills, may or may not agitate, won't spin or spins slow - gear case.
4. Fills, agitates, spins, but does not drain – water pump.

NOTE: These are the more common failure items with these symptoms.

Double check the lid switch by opening and closing the lid. You should hear a clicking noise to indicate the switch is working. The switch is located under the top panel along the wash tub rim on the right-hand side. If not, check to make sure the lid strike (small plastic piece on the lid itself) is in place. This activates the lid switch when the lid is closed. Also, check the mounting screws along the rim (there are two of them) to see if they are tight.

If the motor coupling were bad, the washer would still drain, but there would be a rattling sound as the washer tries to spin or agitate.

If you need replacement parts, go to searspartsdirect.com and type in your model number in the "Search by Model Number" window. The lid switch can be found under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item number 11 (part #3949238). Instructions on how to replace are located at the following link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385199-replacing_lid_switch_whirlpool_top

If you wish to replace the motor coupling, the part can be found under the “Brake/Clutch/Gearcase/Motor/Pump” heading as item number 13 (part #285753A). If you need instructions on how to replace, just follow this link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385250-replacing_motor_coupling_kenmore_top

Now, there’s a couple of ways to drain the washer. If it’s a simple lid switch problem, you don’t need to drain the washer to replace the switch. With a broken switch repaired, the washer will run and drain by itself. However, if you wish to drain the tub you can use a shop vac to pull a vacuum on the drain hose. This may take a few times depending on the size of the shop vac. These wash tubs typically have about a 35 gallon capacity. If you do not own a shop vac, you can by-pass the lid switch by jumpering the two BLACK wires at the lid switch connector that is connected to the console. CAUTION: Make sure you UNPLUG the washer before jumpering, then plug back in.

I hope this information is helpful to you. If I’m wrong about the symptoms, please post back and update me on what the washer is or is not doing, so I can assist you further.

May 15, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

3 Answers

Washing machine trouble


it sounds as if your lid switch is out of position. in the past depending on the model i have taped a penny or two to the top of the switch so the plunger makes contact

Jul 21, 2007 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

202 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Washing Machines Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

64286 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

13822 Answers

Are you a Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...