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Offline philhyde

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Whirlpool direct drive agitates but no spin
« on: September 20, 2007, 07:47:39 PM »
Hello,

I have a Whirlpool washing machine that fills and agitates but will not spin.  The selector switch also sometimes makes a buzzing sound.

Any ideas?  :)

Regards,
Phil

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive agitates but no spin
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 07:57:13 PM »
Is the washer draining?  Or is it going dead for drain and spin???

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive agitates but no spin
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 07:57:53 PM »
Yes it drains fine.  :)

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive agitates but no spin
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 07:58:52 PM »
Actually I will clarify.  I'm not 100% sure what it does if left to go through a complete cycle.  If I stop it and switch it over to spin it will drain.

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive agitates but no spin
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 08:06:03 PM »
Ok need to sort of stand there and see what happens when it stops agitating without you touching the washer, tell us of the pauses in the timer and what happens after each pause when it stops agitatimg...or if it just goes dead and sits there till you open and close the lid...

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive agitates but no spin
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 08:51:32 PM »
Thanks.  Will report back.  ;)

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive agitates but no spin
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 09:24:19 PM »
It went through a complete cycle all the way to completion.  It did not spin but did agitate.

Offline apptech

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive agitates but no spin
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2007, 07:54:20 PM »
During the spin cycle open the lid all the way and close it again. Does the washer start to spin then?

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive agitates but no spin
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2007, 08:14:29 PM »
No.

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive agitates but no spin
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2007, 10:45:23 PM »
No.

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see what happens when it stops agitating without you touching the washer, tell us of the pauses in the timer and what happens after each pause when it stops agitatimg...or if it just goes dead and sits there till you open and close the lid...

Pegi asked about the pause, did you notice any?

The timer should pause the washer once the washer is done pumping the water out and before it starts the spin cycle.

If there is no pause (the motor stops running) then the tranny can not shift into spin at the end of the drain cycle.

You can create this pause by lifting the lid during the spin cycle too.
If the timer pauses and the washer does not go into spin when the motor starts running again then the tranny will need to be replaced.

How old is the washer?

 

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