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The washer agitates, but then will not spin so water is at the bottom of the tank

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The washer will not spin if it cannot drain the water. There is a filter in the hose from the tub that leads to the pump. You can access it from the front by removing the front lower panerl. Remove the large, black rubber hose on the bottom of the tub and the filter will pull out. Water will come out, so be prepared!

Kelly

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

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  • holymusician Mar 24, 2011

    what is the trick to getting the front panel off?

  • Smitty Mar 24, 2011

    There are screws on the underside of the washer. You may need to tip it back to slightly to access them with your screwdriver.

  • holymusician Mar 24, 2011

    thanks a bunch

  • Smitty Mar 24, 2011

    You are welcome...good luck! Kelly

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My washing machine beeps if I switch it on.it doesnt wash or spin. I think there is water inside any hidden tank because I can hear water moving when I move the machine.


No agitation or spin? try these:

Motor Coupling If the washer won't spin or agitate the motor coupling might have failed. The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission. It is designed to fail if the washer is overloaded in order to protect both the motor and
Drive Belt If the washer won't spin or agitate, check the drive belt. If the belt is broken or if it isn't tight on the pulleys the washer won't spin or agitate properly.

Drive Motor If the washer won't spin or agitate the drive motor might be defective. This is not common. Check all of the other related parts to this symptom before replacing the motor. If the motor is visibly burned out or physically damaged, replace it.

Stator Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the stator assembly might be burned out. The stator is essentially one half of a motor, it interacts with the tub by creating a strong electro-magnet. If the stator burns out the washer won't spin or agitate. Check the stator for continuity. This part is often misdiagnosed.

Transmission or clutch assembly not engaging due to going out or slipping.


Door or Lid Latch Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Motor Control Board If the washer won't spin or agitate the motor control board might be defective. The motor control board provides power to the motor as well as direction and force. If the motor control board is defective the washer may not work at all or function properly.

Mar 26, 2015 | Washing Machines

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Machine not spinning dry


Top-loading washing machine has an outer tub that fills with water and sits stationary as well as an inner tub with holes in it. The inner tub has an agitator that attaches to the drive shaft. A drive belt turns the drive shaft, causing the agitator to move back and forth. Broken seals at the bottom of the agitator, or a broken belt, may cause the agitator to perform inefficiently and leave your clothes dirty

In order to properly wash clothes and prepare them for drying, a washer must agitate or spin the load. This helps wring excess water out of the clothing. If your washer has suddenly stopped spinning properly, you will notice that your clothes will be sopping wet when the washer is done. Typically, there is a simple reason for this problem that you can fix without calling in a professiona

1 Check the lid switch. You will notice on the lip of the lid there is a small stem that hangs down. This fits into a hole on the top of the washer housing and tells the washer the lid is closed and it is safe to spin the load. If the switch is faulty or has been blocked, the washer will not agitate or spin.

2 Clean out the switch receptacle. Use a multipurpose cleaner and a sponge (not a paper towel, it can shred and get caught in the switch receptacle.) Thoroughly clean the area around the switch and the receptacle.

3 Test the washer. Close the lid, allow the washer to fill with an inch of water, and move the selector to the spin cycle. Pull out on the selector. If it does not spin, stop the cycle (push the selector in) and turn the washing machine off. This means there could be three problems with the washer: the switch might be broken, something might be caught in the agitator, or the motor for the agitator may be burned out.

4 Check underneath the agitator. Small items such as underwear, panty hose or bra straps can become caught underneath the agitator and keep it from moving. Run your hand underneath this area and see if you feel anything. If you do, unwrap the item and test the washer again. If it still does not work, move to Step 5.

5 Contact a repair person. If the washer still will not agitate or spin, it will need to either have the switch replaced or the motor replaced. Contact a certified appliance repair person to have the machine inspected. If it is still under warranty, the repair person's visit should be covered.

However if its only the agitator arm, then

Instructions to Remove/replace the Agitator

1 Unplug the washer.

2 Slide a putty knife under each side of the washing machine top to release the springs holding the top in place. Lift up the top on its hinges.

3 Pull the tub clips from the inner tub using a pair of pliers.

4 Pull up on the agitator top to expose the nut holding it in place. Remove the nut using a socket wrench. Lift up on the agitator to remove it from the machine.

5 Turn the agitator upside down and remove the seals from the bottom. Replace them with a new set of seals. If the agitator is cracked, replace it.

6 Reassemble the washer.

Removing the Belt

7 Unplug the washer from the wall outlet.

8 Pull out on the bottom panel on the front of the machine. Look underneath to locate the drive belt.

9 Pull on the drive belt at the washer tub to remove it. Push down on the idler pulley near the motor to remove the belt from the machine. Route the new belt around the pulleys in the same way as before.

10 Reassemble the machine, plug it in and test.

Apr 20, 2012 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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WASHER FILLS WITH WATER, THEN WON'T AGITATE. TURN KNOB TO SPIN AND IT DRAINS THEN SPINS. STILL WON'T AGITATE


WASHER FILLS WITH WATER, THEN WON'T AGITATE. TURN KNOB TO SPIN AND IT DRAINS THEN SPINS. STILL WON'T AGITATE please show me a diagram

Jun 14, 2011 | Whirlpool LSR7333 Top Load Washer

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My Kenmore Elite washer does not spin/wash, it fills the water tank but does not start the cycle!


Check the lid switch first - if this switch isn't working the machine won't agitate or spin.

If the lid switch is ok, and the machine will not agitate or spin, the most likely cause is a broken direct drive motor coupling that will require dismantling the washer and replacement of the defective component. You may hear an odd sound coming from underneath the washer as it tries to operate. Also, if the machine just won't agitate, but WILL spin, then the agitator "dogs" are worn out. They can be accessed by removing the top of the agitator and unscrewing the cam assembly.

If you are uncomfortable performing this type of work, it's best to call for service. Above all, if you elect to service the machine yourself, be sure to unplug the machine first. You can also turn off the water supply to the machine but this is not required for this operation.

See this link for additional guidance:

http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=7253.0

Mar 30, 2011 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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I have a GE washer model # WHDRR418GWW. It is about 19 months old. It stopped agitating and spinning. It will fill with water and the timer/knob will go thru the cycles. But when it reaches the washing...


You have what is called "agitating dogs" there are usually 4 of them at the bottom of the agitator. They have small grippers which lock onto the agitator and agitates. If the washer is ever overfilled or over time filled to heavy this will wear down the nylon teeth on the "dogs". The top of the agitator will spin off, you will see a bolt inside at the bottom, remove bolt and the agitator will pull out. Google "agitating dogs on washer. It will give you pictures for a better understanding. If the belt was broken the washer would not drain, because the belt turns the pump. These dogs are about $5 and honestly easy to install. Good Luck.

Dec 04, 2010 | GE WHDRR418GWW 35 cu. ft. Washer

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Fills with water..doesn't wash..drains and spins..does the transmission spin in direction and wash in the other? in other words does the motor run one direction to spin and rev. to agg/


Yes it does reverse. If the motor is running in agitate pull off the agitator and check the agitator drive (bell) (white plastic bell shaped) on top of the agitate shaft is not stripped. You should not be able to turn. To remove the agitator fill first about 8 in of hot water, drain and pull up on agitator with fingers under the bottom or a belt.

Nov 22, 2010 | Hotpoint -Ariston VVSR1030HWO Top Load...

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Whirlpool model gsl9365ez2 / doesn't agitate or spin


Check your drive coupler, its located between the motor and transmission

Mar 19, 2009 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Kenmore washer 80 series 110 model not spinning.


unless your washer is over 20 years old, then it wont have a belt. the temperature of the water wont have anything to do with it spinning or not.
need to know if it agitates or drains and just wont spin.
if it agitates but no spin or drain, then you have a bad lid switch.
if it wont agitate or spin, but will drain, then you have a broken drive coupling.

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Washer will not dash during use after clothes are added


Check to make sure your agitator is working. The agitator comes in 2 sections, a top (#3) and a bottom (#4). Spin the top section clockwise and than the opposite direction. It should spin free from the bottom section in one direction but when turned the opposite direction it should spin the bottom with it. Hopefully that makes sense. If it doesnt, you need to replace the agitator dogs (#10). Very simple to do. the part # is 80040 and theyre about 8.00. Hope that helps. Let me know if you need help with the install or the par itself. dave www.washermd.com

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Washer won't drain or spin out the water


i pulled the motor out od the bottom and pulled a baby sock out of the gear in the balis tank

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