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Whirlpool Top Load washing machine no spin cycle

Jaimie This is a direct drive unit. No belt involved in this unit. I thought that this part was clear. The motor is operating fine. No spin is my current diliema.
I changed the clutch and I have new invigorated agitation but no spin cycle in any switch position. This is not a kenmore but a whirlpool top load direct drive unit

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    Jay Wadsworth Aug 28, 2008

    Mod #KAWS750JTO and Ser # CK4302509 , type 111. is the technical info for this unit.

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    Jay Wadsworth Aug 30, 2008

    This has been posted under Premium assistance. I don't know if ths question is [posted as such. I thought I would make a comment of this as I have been solicited to get premium assistance "TWICE". The communication seems to leave a bit of desire to be complete. I had hoped someonw would direct me further than a reference to a repair page. I only want to fix this washer for a gal with a sick father and not doing so well herself. The spin cycyle worked be for about 18 months storage and the recently replaced of the clutch.disc.
    Motor works fine, agitates well and I have no spin cycle in any program position.


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Click here for more info on the direct drive appliances.

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