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Washer model#wjrr4170e1ww, serial#al947987g will not agitate. it does spin.

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If your washer doesn't agitate, check these:

Lid switch
Motor coupler
Drive motor
Drive pulleys
Lid switch Ifthe lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate orfunction at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housingnear the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or frontof the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, youneed to replace it.

Motor coupler Manywashers produced by Whirlpool® use a small, relatively inexpensivemotor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft ofthe motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time,the coupler wears out and fails. If this happens, you need tocompletely replace it.

Belts Manywashing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badlyworn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer.(Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristicsnot found in automotive belts.)

Clutch Ifyour washer was made by GE®, it may use a clutch for agitating theclothes. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the washer fromagitating well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replaceit. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliancerepair technician.

Drive motor Manywasher brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs inone direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible fora motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in theother. 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:

  • Olderwashers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with anelectro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partiallydefective, 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 Theinside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--canbecome worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator toproperly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back andforth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If thishappens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmissionspline.

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Check the spinning motors connection.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

  • tech expert12 Aug 26, 2008

    100% the connection of motor is loose or its burned.replacement or reparing is necessary.

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