Agitator moves slowly on wash cycle/not at all on spin cycle
The water fills fine during wash and rinse cycles.
However, agitator moves slowly and makes a grinding sound on wash cycle.
The agitator does not move at all on spin cycle but when the door is closed, a clickling sound is heard in the controls console.
Also, how do you get the water to drain if the spin cycle doesn't work?
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It sounds like the dogs are worn. try twisting the agitator post by hand,it should move freely in one direction then lock up going the other.its a pretty easy fix if they are.pry off the top of the agitator post off then remove the cap inside,there is a bolt that holds the post down.i'm pretty sure it's 7/16 in. once the bolt is loose,lift the whole agitator out of machine and with your hand inside post turn it upside downand let the dog holder slide out.watch how the dogs fit into the holder, replace with new dogs and reverse the removal process.
if the machine wont spin, check the lid switch. thats usually the cause of a no spin situation.other than that a wet vac is your best bet.hope that helps.
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depends on what u mean by agitator works fine on spin? it doesnt do anything on spin cycle cause its not suppose to? if ur saying ur not getting any wash agitation? then I suspect ur cam dogs inside agitator are bad? remove the 7/16 bolt nut and remove top of agitator and u will see the cam dogs underneath it. there fairly cheap like 5-10 bucks for a set, if u can push the agitator back and forth when its all together in tub, and its catching the teeth and not easy to move back in forth, their not bad, but if u have no resistance then they are bad
Hi Tina just read your posting. From the information in your posting the machine fills, then when the machine is full of water the agitator moves clockwise then anticlockwise until it gets to the rinse cycle then drains the water ,then it fills for the rinse cycle but does not move the agitator in the rinse cycle.Then it drains and spins the clothes dry .Is this assessment of your posting correct.If it is not 100% correct please reply to tell me what the machine is doing or not doing.If it is correct then the problem with your machine is the control board.Is your model the electronic one with the push buttons?Looking forward to your reply.
the entire agitator is not moving during the wash??? or just the top section that looks like a big plastic corkscrew??? or is the unit actually just filling with water, making the motor running noises and going thru the motions of running a cycle yet not actually moving anything within the unit, then draining out as normal?? if just the top section of the agitator is free spinning instead of ratcheting as normal you'll need to replace the agitator dogs if present. if however the units just filling and draining of water with no inner movement then more likely the drive coupling is bad and needs replacement.. hope this helps, best of luck, ttfn
Please be carful as running the agitator without enough water will overheat and kick out the motor, however it should be ok when it resets itself.
Yes, the machine should stop agitating when you lift the lid so this too is part of the problem.
After looking at the print I can only suggest that the cam contacts in the timer ( contacts 12 and 14) that start the motor are burned and stuck together.
INSIDE THE AGITATOR IS A PLASTIC GEAR AND SOME DOG EARS WHICH GRAB THE AGITATOR,,,USUALLY ITS THAT,,CALL YOUR LOCAL APPLIANCE PARTS STORE,TELL THEM THE BRAND AND THEY WILL KNOW JUST WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT AND YOU NEED,,ITS A SIMPLE FIX,,NO NEED FOR TECHNICIAN,,