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Agitator is frozen but motor and transmission are movable by hand

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  • dbennet6 Dec 29, 2010

    It's model KAWS700JQO

  • dbennet6 Dec 29, 2010

    Model KAWS700JQO

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Hi

It really depends on the model no that what is wrong, please post back with the complete model no.

Daniel

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott Dec 29, 2010

    If the agitator is frozen then take it apart and clean it.





    After this is done inspect part#3 which is the clothes mover and part#5 which
    is outer tub ring & seal and the part that is bad should be replaced. Hope this helps...please post back for further
    assistance.


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    mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">Daniel

    If the agitator is frozen then take it apart and clean it.



    After this is done inspect part#3 which is the clothes mover and part#5 which is outer tub ring & seal and the part that is bad should be replaced. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.
    Daniel

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Drive motor Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.

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  • The transmission may have a worn or broken gear, or some other internal problem.


If you suspect a transmission problem, you may have to call a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.

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Lid switch
If the lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate or function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
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If your washer was made by GE®, it may use a clutch for agitating the clothes. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the washer from agitating well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.
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Drive pulleys
The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley.
Transmission
The transmission could have either of these problems:
Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may not agitate properly or at all.
The transmission may have a worn or broken gear, or some other internal problem.
If you suspect a transmission problem, you may have to call a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.
Agitator
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