Question about Washing Machines
I have a Whirlpool top load and when it goes to the spin cycle it makes a loud grumble for the whole cycle. It also does not drain all of the way and pretty quickly gets a septic smelling build up because I don't think all of the water is draining out of the bottom ( It does go down to below the basket)
I live on an island with no service person. The gearbox is still 'under warrantee' but whirlpool will only provide a new one if a qualified service person confirms that this is the problem. It would cost me about 50.00 each way to ship it to a service center( plus trucking once it gets there) Lowes, where I bought it told me when I purchased it that if it had problems they would send someone over to fix it but now the sales person is denying that he ever said this. ( The machine is about 3 1/2 yrs old but has beeh having this problem for over a year and it is getting worse...)
Possible that you would have a tub seal leak if it is only noticable during spin cycle. Possible that it "drips" slightly while in agitation, but not enough to notice it. While in spin mode you have a lot more parts moving as well as a lot more water pressure on the seal itself. Pump could also be leaking, but highly doubtful since it would leak a constant amount at all times. Good Luck!!! Jim
Posted on Sep 09, 2007
SOURCE: Whirlpool not agitating
Hi everyone - I ended up calling a repairman. It was small part that needed to be replaced. It cost me $65 for the visit, $20 for labor and $20 for parts. The repairman told me it would probably be good for another 5 years.
Posted on Nov 13, 2007
It sounds like the washer tub is off balanced. When it is, it will usually not start. Underneath the washer, there are 3 or 4 bolts or nuts, depending on your washer model, that hold the washer to these balance springs. make sure that the bolts or nuts are tight or secure. If this doesn't help, get on a website called Repairclinic.com. They usually will help with home repairs.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
check that the hose is clear by taking it off and running a snake through it and retry dumping water out ,then if it wont dump it could be a senser in the machine that tells it to dump they are not expensive and easy to replace i would call a local repair person to come look for a small fee .
Posted on May 27, 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
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