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Whirlpool Washer won't spin or agitate
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:16:55 PM »
My Whirlpool washer won't spin or agitate. I replaced both the clutch and transmission and it is not the coupling. What else could it be?

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Re: Whirlpool Washer won't spin or agitate
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 12:25:15 PM »
Hi,

What is the model number of your washer?
Have you checked the lid switch?
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Re: Whirlpool Washer won't spin or agitate
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 12:28:47 PM »
I'm not at home right now I'll post it later today. But its not the lid switch. I was able to bypass it with the cover off (by way of a wire) to make sure it worked, but my wife just said it still does not. It goes through the whole cycle but no agitate or spin.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer won't spin or agitate
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 12:29:44 PM »
Check the pump for a sock if the lid switch is fine. Look for a busted start capacitor if nothing is in the pump. Make sure the motor's plugged back and check to see if the connection block to the timer is tight and secure.
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Re: Whirlpool Washer won't spin or agitate
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 01:20:34 PM »
So what does the washer do when it should be agitating or spinning?

Does the motor run or sound like it's trying to run?
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Re: Whirlpool Washer won't spin or agitate
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 01:39:10 PM »
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Re: Whirlpool Washer won't spin or agitate
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 01:49:59 PM »
Before I put in the new transmission, the motor sounded good and would run. You could see the clutch spinning. The tub would fill and drain and the machine would complete the cycle without agitating or spinning.

I'll check to see what it is doing now when I get home. I did a test run (empty) after I put in the new transmission and it filled agitated and spun, then drained. The only thing I can think of is it seemed to spin slow at first but then it was fine. I don't know if that is normal or not, I am assuming it is.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer won't spin or agitate
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2012, 02:36:41 PM »
OK it now agitates but does not spin.

To paraphrase it didn't spin or agitate. I changed out the clutch and it didn't fix the problem, then I return the clutch and put in a new transmission. Now it agitates but doesn't spin.

Thanks for all your help.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer won't spin or agitate
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 02:57:54 PM »
If during the spin cycle the motor runs and the clutch spins then there could be something caught between the tub and basket keeping it from turning.
Feel around the top edge of the basket to see if you can feel anything caught around the top edge.

If the motor does not run during the spin cycle make sure the lid switch is working and the wire harness for the lid switch got plugged back in from when you had it apart.
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Re: Whirlpool Washer won't spin or agitate
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2012, 08:13:47 PM »
Sounds like you need the new clutch on the new transmission.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer won't spin or agitate
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2012, 09:49:44 AM »
It won't Spin, but it does Drain ?
Does the Timer pause the Wash Motor for a few seconds after it's done Draining ?
(opening the Lid can simulate the Timer Pause)
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Re: Whirlpool Washer won't spin or agitate
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2012, 09:27:20 PM »
AJ you were right my 4 month old's sock got stuck in between the tubs.
Thanks

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Re: Whirlpool Washer won't spin or agitate
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2012, 09:32:35 PM »
Awesome! Glad you found the problem.   O0


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