Kitchen aid top loader washing machine does not spin
Kitchen aid top loader washing machine model #KAW5677EQO,the spin cycle was wearing out, needed to have heavy loads respun, then eventually stopped spinning and made a bad grating sound in the spin cycle. The machine is 10 yrs old, what is the fix, and the approximate cost?
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Re: kitchen aid top loader washing machine does not spin
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Sounds like a belt problem! Or the linkage connecting the transmission to the agitator. Or the WORST THE TRANSMISSION IS GOING!
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More info would be helpful (model? top loader/ front loader?)
If it fills then stops filling (ie. knows that it is full) yet does not turn, and no sounds etc, it is likely a motor control module or motor start capacitor or maybe PCB (If fully electronic). Does it spin if you manually turn the cycle to the spin point?
On ours, i think that those codes were overload codes.. i had to go downstairs and turn the circuit breaker right off for about 5mins - when i clicked it back on, the washer reset.. i took some of the extra wet towels out and ran another wash with no issues..
the lid switch must be working properly for it to spin.this is the area on most top loaders where theres a small hole and the actuator on the lid goes thru it and activates the lid switch .inspect this area for wear or damage
i believe i can help you,,but washers dont agitate in the spin cycle,,i believe you ment it wont wring or spin in the spin cycle..your lid switch is defective,,replace,,if need be i can talk you though,,onthejob
It sounds like you have a motor coupling that has gone bad. Most of the Kenmore top loaders that I'm familiar with are direct drive machines. Which means, they use a motor coupling between the electric drive motor and transmission to run. If you are in the habit of doing heavy loads like comforters, blankets and jeans this can put a heavy burden on the motor coupler and wear it out faster. The coupler is designed to take the burden of the punishment in order to protect the transmission and drive motor and it is common for them to wear out. The coupler is fairly easy to replace and usually runs about $15. It is located inside the machine between the drive motor and transmission under the wash tub. You would have to remove the outside machine casing, the water pump and drive motor to get to it, though. Make sure the machine is unplugged before attempting any repairs involving removal of the drive motor. If you are not mechanically inclined, you may want to seek the aid of a repairman. I hope this helps.