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Whirlpool washer not spinning or draining

Last night, i started the water and left the lid up so that we could add to our wash after yard work. when i placed the garments in the tub, i noticed that the cycle had gone through the agitation process, but with the lid opened, wouldnt preceed into the draining. didnt think anything of it.. i restarted the cycle, and closed the lid. this morning, i went to put those clothes in the dryer, and noticed, it stoped in the same spot as last night with only doing the agitation... i have checked other cycles, and the macine will only agitate. it will not drain or spin on any cycle. is there any sort of reset switch?? thanks so much in advance for your help....

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  • susan_noe Aug 24, 2008

    Whirlpool Ultimate Care Gold Series washing machine (model GSL9365EQ0) has the same problem exactly.

  • dblajsa Aug 28, 2008

    My problem is IDENTICAL... will agitate fine... then just dies. No drain, no spin. I anticipate the problem is with whatever causes the machine to drain. What that is... no clue. Help!

  • Gobananaz_44 Aug 31, 2008

    The whirlpool machine won't drain or spin after the cycle has gone thru to agitate the clothes, I've adjusted the hoses to see if they were not high enough or above water level for the machine and I've tried other cycles and it still does the same thing, what else would cause it to not drain or spin and would it be a simple thing or something major to repair?

    Thanks, Anna

  • mikesunnyfla Sep 03, 2008

    I had the same problem. I took the machine apart and found a broken motor coupler. This was a plastic part. I order the new part online that was made with metal not pastic. I put the machine back together, and it works fine.

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    The washer will agitate but not pump out (spin and drain). I tried all cycles and had the same results. We installed a new timer but it won't spin and drain.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    cycle works normally. When lid is closed, agitator starts moving, but stops when the lid is opened and left up


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Dear friend,
ngfam at you service!

You can not fix this problem your self!!!

This sounds like it will only fixed by service then you will be happy again!!

Yes sounds like you need service!
Call A&E Factory Service /They service nation wide
And are available 24/7 for making appointments!

If the appliance is 10 years old or more,it may make sense not to invest any money to fix it!

Happy to assist you,

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

  • Les91 Dec 09, 2010

    ngfam 1 doesn't know his machine! you can fix it yourself. on the lid is a plastic piece that fits in a hole that activates the switch for the spin cycle. carefully use a pair of pliers to bend the lip of the lid so the plastic piece just about touches the outside edge of the hole. if this doesn't work, then you need to replace the switch that is mounted just below that hole. approximate cost of switch $36 to $45.


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