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Won't agitate or spin

Just purchased WJSR4160DWW. Won't agitate or spin, getting power fills with water levels and temps. Any thoughts that aren't stripped gearboxes, fried pumps or motor meltdown?
Thanks Christy

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  • Grawma Jul 29, 2008

    Thanks to evilzom it's my sons washer so I don't know if this worked yet. Here's hoping
    Grawma


  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    will fill with water and seems to cycle but will not agitate or spin

  • rudy1425 Nov 26, 2008

    When th machine has a full large load on the easy care cycle the tub wont swish back and forth, and the agatator wont turn.

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Try slamming the lid a little bit to see if the safety switch is stuck or something. It is probably a child safety thing preventing agitation or spin to start. if the switch is not working properly, then the washer will "think" that the lid is still open. It is to prevent some small child that is unsupervised from falling in it and getting killed. Some machines will still agitate even with the lid up and some wont. There is a little small hole somewhere that has a little switch that the lid hits. That could be the problem. If not I don't know of anything else myself to do since im not an appliance man. Just hope that this helps.

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