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Washing drum will not agitate

My washer drum will only spin at high speed but will not agitate to and fro

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  • jroman322 Aug 07, 2008

    Duh!

  • jroman322 Aug 07, 2008

    My washer drum will only spin at high speed but will not agitate to and fro

    There is no setting in wash cycle for just spinning.
    Need to know, is it washing machine transmission or "splints" in agitator, or what?
    Being told to get a repairman doesn't cut it!

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Dear Sir/madam,

First check the Lid switch, motor and belts.
With all that you check, this would be the next thought, this is rightunder the tub AGITATOR, Remove the LOCK SCREW and you should see it.

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Usually this is a problem with the timer, replacing it should fix the problem. If that doesn't fix the problem, then your transmission shaft may be binding. To check this, take off your belt and turn the transmission pulley in the direction that it agitates which should be counter clockwise, it should easily turn in both directions.

let me know of any further questions that you may have

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It doesn't agitate If your washer doesn't agitate, check these:

Lid switch
Motor coupler
Belts
Clutch
Drive motor
Drive pulleys
Transmission
Agitator
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.

Motor coupler Many washers produced by Whirlpool® 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. If this happens, you need to completely replace it.

Belts Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)

Clutch 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.

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.

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 The inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline.

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U need to go with a good service man

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Did u check the setting. may be u are using high speed running option of it.

confirm it and see the manual came with it.

regards,

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

  • SALMAN NASEER Aug 07, 2008

    moreover, check if the belt inside the motorside that deals the to and from motion is fix there or not.



    regards,

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