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Fills with water but won,t adgitat or spin the motor is running the belt is good but it looks a litell losse

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  • gabe_t
    gabe_t Mar 24, 2011

    What is your model number?

  • rogeralanads Mar 24, 2011

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    the model # is LA5800XKW1 top load it fills with water the motor starts the belt turns all the pullys then it drians fills with water again. it keeps doing the same thing. this washer will agitate with the lid opan the switch is ok.every thing looks good. the elictric solinnods won,t in gage the levers that make it adgitat





























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  • rogeralanads Mar 28, 2011

    I took the whasher apart completly. I did not find a thing wrong the plastic gear is fine.the rubber conection is ok.the spin switch ok so what is wrong. could the cotrol switch be bad.

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Hi, if you washer won't spin/agitate, and the motor is running with a good belt troubleshoot the washer with my expalanation below.
The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. 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.
The motor coupler may be broken. Many Whirlpool manufactured washers use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. You may need to replace it.
The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may use a clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the unit from spinning 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.
The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers produced by Whirlpool have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.
The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.

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