Question about Washing Machines
I think you missed a character in the model number. The WTW5300VW that I found will not operate if the lid is open. See page 6 of the manual (link given below). Most top-loading washers will not agitate when the lid is open for safety reasons.
I found a Whirlpool WTW5300VW on the Whirlpool site: https://www.whirlpool.com/laundry/washers/top-load/p.3.5-cu.-ft.-top-load-washer.wtw5300vw.html . If you click on the Specs & Manuals link, you will see all of the available documents. The direct link to the Owner's Manual is currently https://www.whirlpool.com/content/dam/global/documents/201005/owners-manual-W10330947-RevA.pdf .
I hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the fill tube is located at the top tub cover and more than likey the tube is defective or the discharge anti spash guard is cracked. nbcrca:)
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
i also had the same problem, and it ended up being the coupler. It was not hard to replace, it cost me about 19.00. I didn't follow full recomende instructions. I tipped the washer backwards. Removed the drain pump and the motor itself. Then I removed the old coupling and placed the new one. The washer is working like new...
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Hello Friend, Your solution is a real quick fix. The problem you are having is very common, your motor coupling has broken and that is what's making the grinding sound, also in this condition it will always pump out the water. Go to your local appliance parts store and purchase a new motor coupler, your cost should be under $25. It's very simple to remove old and install new coupler. First remove two screws from control panel and tilt control panel backwords exposing area under panel. You will see a metal clip on each side of cabinet under panel. Remove these clips, and unplug wires from plug in on cabinet. Remove cabinet by lifting up in back and tilting forward. Once removed you will see the innerworkings of your washer. Lay washer on it's back and remove the two spring clips that hold water pump in place and remove water pump. Leave water pump hooked up just move to side out of your way. Then you will remove the two screws that hold the motor clips in place and just snap the motor clips off. Be sure to unplug the wire harness plug from the motor. Just simply lift the motor straight up and off of the transmission. There you will see the motor coupler broken and to replace, just pry old one off transmission and motor with large flat head screwdriver. You will notice that one half of coupler is attached to the motor and the other to transmission. In the coupler kit you will receive both pieces and the rubber center connector. Just replace all the old with all the new and your problem will be solved. Happy to help, Tim.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
There is a fusable link that is known to blow. The replacement is available. Open the front access panel, Remove the tape from the wires that are taped together near the top of the wiring harness,about 3/4 of the way up. You will see a wire that is covered with shrink wrap (White with Red stripe I think) Cut it out, check for open circuit with an ohm meter. If it is open, (no continuity) Replace it. I used a regular piece of wire as a jumper for testing till I got the new fuse. The fuse kit I got comes with 2 of these fusable links. One is for a spare.
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
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