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I have a Whirlpool top load washer, lxr6232e00. Agitator works, fills and drains correctly, but will not spin. I tilted it back a bit and when in spin mode the motor is turning and the bottom part of the clutch is spinning (the part you can see fromn underneath), but inside the drum is not turning. I took the motor and shaft out to look at the clutch, can't see anything wrong with the clutch (don't really know what to look for) but I figure it has to be the clutch. Am I correct?

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SOURCE: upper portion of Whirlpool agitator not turning

Here's a diagram showing the agitator to help you replace it. You can see the other parts here.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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The motor coupling is broken, the part located between the motor and the transmission.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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SOURCE: agitator only turns clockwise (Whirlpool top load)

You will need to replace the dogs under the agitator, they are pretty easy. Just pop the cap, take out the center bolt, remove it the dogs are 4 teeth looking items.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Fills but will not agitate, spin, or drain, motor sounds strained

i have a whirlpool that go threw a wash cycle, but will not shin out the water

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: drum won't spin, drains ok and agitator works fine

http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php This site shows your lid switch. Just enter your model number. The lid switch is the usual suspect for your symptom.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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