Question about Whirlpool Washing Machines
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes,it is called a bellow.If the tear is small enough and just on the front rim of the seal try gluing it with super glue,it will get you by till you can get it replaced.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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It sounds like you have a broken motor coupling. If you manually advance the dial does it drain? The washer is a direct drive model that uses an electric drive motor to run the gearcase (transmission) and the drain pump. Even with the coupler broken (and worse-case scenario - the gearcase) the washer will still drain due to the way it is designed.
If the washer will fill and drain, but won't agitate or spin, this is usually a sign that the motor coupling has broken. The noise of the motor engaging, rattling noises, lack of agitation and ability to still drain are other common symptoms. This is a common fail item with this model washer through normal wear and tear. Newer versions of the coupler are more resilient and resist breaking. The following link explains how to replace one:
The motor coupling is located between the drive motor and the transmission and takes the place of a drive belt. They do wear out and can break. The replacement part number is included in the link I provided and is an improved upgraded coupling that is more resilient. It should last longer.
A replacement coupler can be purchased on line at appliancepartspros.com for about $11. Just use the part number in the link and "Search by Part Number" for your search criteria.
If you confirmed that the washer will not drain, you could have a pump that has something caught in it. The drain on these washers on have one moving part - the impeller. If something gets caught in it, the pump will not drain. You can access the pump by following this link:
Use the steps in the link provided to access the drain pump and remove the hoses to check inside the pump for any foreign objects (underwires from bras, undergarments and panty hose are common items). If the wash tub is still full of water an easy way to drain it with no mess is to use a wet/dry shop vac to pull the water from the tub. Simple gravity works too by removing one of the drain hoses, but is not recommended if the washer is in your home. These wash tubs have a 35 gallon capacity. If you have no shop vac and cannot risk allowing the washer to drain by pulling one of the drain hoses, you need to bail.
If the pump is defective, the part number is 3363892 and can be purchased at appliancepartspros.com for about $42.
If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks! No it will not drain either. It just stopped when it hit the drain for the rinse cycle & started that terrible noise. "
SOURCE: Whirlpool AWM 6100/s - stopping
Yeah. This is a pump problem. Our machine first did this about 3 months ago. I took the filter plug out and removed about 10 coins from around the pump impeller area! I removed the pump and dismantled it. Unfortunately water was getting in past the seal on the pump spindle. I cleaned it all out and reassembled it. Worked fine till a couple of weeks ago. It has worn out the spindle "bearings" and because of the loose play it gets stuck, intermittently. If you are by the machine when the drain cycle starts , you can give the filter housing a few bangs(take off the circular cover) . The pump will start up .It makes a grumbly sound, as it is knackered. But once started will generally keep going.The answer however is a new pump. And probably a pact with everyone in your household to be more careful not to leave stuff in the clothes you put in the machine. Our washer has got through 2 mobile phones. a packet of bradding nails, a lot of cash, both coins and notes.Various other stuff that i wont mention! The pump gets very hot when it is trying to turn but cant because of debris on the impeller. This will lead to the pump failing after a time.
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
I think it may have try and get your local engineer out to have a quick look tell your thinking of buying new and what price can he supply 4. and you like a free estimate .
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
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