I have a repair question. My problem is that my clothes are wet after the spin cycle (was intermittently but now every time). Water does completely drain during some spin cycles so I don't think its a clogged or slow drain.
Try using a lighter load, and see if the same results occur. If so, time to replace the clutch . . . unless you hear a "clak-ing" sound as the machine goes into agitate and/or spin cycle . . . then it's the coupling, which is much easier to get to fix than getting to the clutch.
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The final cycle of any washing machine, including Whirlpool units, is
the spin cycle. During this cycle, water is sucked out of the load,
preparing the clothes for the dryer. If your spin cycle isn't working
properly, your clothes will be extremely wet, which increases the length
of the drying process. Troubleshoot, and repair this problem yourself
to save money
The clothes are wet after spinningWhen the clothes are wet at the end of a cycle, check these:Motor couplerSpin cycleSiphoningWater-inlet valveMotor couplerTo test the motor coupler, re-start the washer in its spin cycle. Let the machine run for a minute, and then open the lid and notice whether the tub is spinning: If it's spinning when you lift the lid, the coupler is fine. If it isn't spinning--and your machine was produced by Whirlpool®--you may have a broken coupler. Many Whirlpool-made washers use a small, relatively inexpensive device called a motor coupling. This plastic-and-rubber component is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. When that happens, you need to replace it completely.Spin cycleIf the washer doesn't reach its proper spin speed, the clothes may be too wet at the end of a cycle. Check to be sure the load is properly balanced and run a spin cycle again. If the clothes are still wet, you may have a worn or loose belt (Maytag®), a worn clutch (GE®/Hotpoint®), or a worn motor pulley or tub bearing. Replace the applicable component. Alternatively, there could be clothes caught between the inner and outer tubs. Read the "It spins but won't pump" section of the "It won't drain" section. Also, there could be other things that cause friction on the drive train. Seek the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician.SiphoningIf the water that pumps from the machine goes right back into the machine after the spin cycle, it may be because your washer is siphoning the water from a laundry tub with a slow drain, back into the washer. Try to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is there something stuck in the drain?) Also, be sure the drain hose doesn't reach more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub. If it does, cut off the excess.Water-inlet valveWater-inlet valves eventually fail. One problem that may develop with a water-inlet valve is that it can no longer completely shut off when the electricity is turned off to it. Then, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub--you may notice that your washer has water in it when you haven't used it for a few days. To fix this, replace the valve.
Is the machine a FAV6800A or FAV9800A. If it is one of those models are you failing in Spin Cycle of the Wash Cycle with a dC or Uc error code to the display? Lets nail down the model number and I will try to point you the repair path......Rich
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