Question about Washing Machines
SOURCE: Clothes wet, doesnt spin fast
Check the drain spigot, where the drain hose attaches to the drain trap under the sink/tub.There may be a blockage in the spigot which is causing the water to drain very slowly and therefor not allowing the machine to spin at normal fast speed.
Posted on Oct 31, 2007
SOURCE: wet clothes at end of spin cycle
sounds like your transmission is not working properly. check your warranty information. (should be in your owners manual) many of the whirlpool made top loaders came with a 5 year warranty on the transmission/gear case
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
sounds like drain is plugged. this is a fairly easy fix,and you actually get paid to do it. unscrew the bottom panel of your washer should be 3 screws on the very bottom then you will see a white plug that is about 2 1/2" unscrew it (make sure you have a bowl under it water will leak ) and pull it out. this is where you get paid you will find all kinds of change and junk just clean it out reinstall and your clothes will be a lot drier after the spin cycle
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
I had that problem at one time with my old washer and what it ended up
being was the Washer Dog Agitators were broken and causing the it to
slip and not spin correctly. I would try checking the Dog Agitators.
Here's A picture of a typical top-load washer breakdown to show you where they are located --->Here<---
I hope this helps. If that is the problem I bought mine at Sears for about $8, normally in stock item.
Let me know if there is anything else I can do.
Posted on May 25, 2009
The washer has a spin tube that goes from the top of the transmission to the top of the wash tube. On the bottom of the spin tune there are friction pads that drop down onto a spinning plate on the top of the transmission when the washer is supposed to spin. Most of the time when you experience problems like you stated those pads have worn down to the point that the spin tuibe assy must be replaced. There is a remote possibility that your drain line is kinked or that the drain pump has failed. Based on these assumptions, if your unit is otherwise in good condition it is worth the effort to have it repaired. I hope this was helpful information.
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
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I think I have the same type of washing machine as you do. Wash is when all the clothes get agitated or mixed with soap and water (ever look in there when its washing? the water can get pretty gross looking!) So in my washer, the rinse cycle is when all that gross water is drained, and the washer spins while spraying clean water over the clothes to get rid of the dirty water and soap. I think mine does this 5 or 6 times in the cycle. Next is the spin cycle, which is when the washer spins REALLY fast to **** as much water out of the clothes as possible, so that the clothes aren't sopping wet when you put them in the dryer.
It sounds like your mom has a newer washing machine, probably a front load one, and they do seem to keep using clean water, instead of just agitating the clothes in dirty water.
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