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Re: Whirlpool washer does not agitate,spin or drain!
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2012, 11:24:54 PM »
the pump was not clogged or dirty, the hoses were not either. What should I try next?

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Re: Whirlpool washer does not agitate,spin or drain!
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2012, 06:30:05 AM »
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Re: Whirlpool washer does not agitate,spin or drain!
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2012, 07:56:15 AM »
instructions or video ?

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Re: Whirlpool washer does not agitate,spin or drain!
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2012, 08:06:17 AM »
Can you give us a little more detail on just what's going on with your washer?


When you say...
It filled and stopped. It sounds like the timer is still running, as it "hums" for a few seconds and then clicks as though it's trying to do something.


Do you hear the main motor at the bottom of the washer humming or just the timer?


Here is the capacitor JW is talking about, part # 8572717


In 25 years I have only come across 3 or 4 bad capacitors on this type of washer. You would need a special meter to check the capacitor.


A far more common problem would be the lid switch, part # 3949247


The lid switch will kill power to the motor during the drain and spin cycle. Also sometimes during the wash cycle depending on the model of the washer.
I'm not sure on your model if the lid switch stops the wash cycle or not.


If you open and close the lid can you hear the lid switch clicking on and off?







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Re: Whirlpool washer does not agitate,spin or drain!
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2012, 08:42:47 AM »
I'm pretty sure I just hear the timer, and not the motor. It sounds as though it's trying to change cycles. but after the basin fills with water nothing happens. I applied pressure with a screw driver to the lid swith. It "clicks" but nothing happens. The switch broke a few months ago, it came apart, i super glued it back together and it has worked fine for quite sometime. I have not tested the switch yet. I thought i saw a test on another post.

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Re: Whirlpool washer does not agitate,spin or drain!
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2012, 08:49:03 AM »
The switch broke a few months ago, it came apart, i super glued it back together and it has worked fine for quite sometime. I have not tested the switch yet. I thought i saw a test on another post.


I would check the lid switch for continuity with a multimeter as shown in the video at this link.
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Lid-Switch-Assembly/3949247/547225#repairHelpVideoTabs
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Re: Whirlpool washer does not agitate,spin or drain!
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2012, 09:43:22 AM »
If the Lid Switch were bad, it should still Agitate on that model.
It could be a bad / burnt / loose Washer Motor Plug / Wires,
OR bad (contacts inside the) Timer
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Re: Whirlpool washer does not agitate,spin or drain!
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2012, 11:37:53 AM »
Make sure the connetion to the timer is in tight. I found one that had backed out a little and stopped the spining
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Re: Whirlpool washer does not agitate,spin or drain!
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2012, 11:10:29 PM »
I tested the switch as instructed in the video, test showed bad switch. Switch arrived today, installed put everything back together. basin filled then nothing. I hear the same hum and what sounds like it trying to cycle as before. I sounds like its coming from the timer.

Next suggestion.

How do i test the capacitor?

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Re: Whirlpool washer does not agitate,spin or drain!
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2012, 11:14:40 PM »
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