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Author Topic: Whirlpool washer won't agitate or spin  (Read 825 times)

Offline Dani_r3

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Whirlpool washer won't agitate or spin
« on: June 11, 2014, 09:48:03 PM »
My older whirlpool washer stopped spinning and agitating. It still fills and drains well and is still running and making noise similar to when it was working normally through the whole cycle. I'm am new to any type of appliance repair but I have been reading up on my washer in the last couple of days. I replaced the agitator dogs as they were falling apart on inspection. I have checked the coupler and it is intact. The engine turns easily by hand both ways. I have checked the pump, pump hoses and in between the tubs for something that could be stopping the agitation and found nothing. Any ideas? Could it be the transmission? How would I know? The washer gets tons of use as we are a large family and the laundry is piling up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Offline AJ

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Re: Whirlpool washer won't agitate or spin
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 10:32:19 PM »
Assuming that this is a direct drive washer. A model number would be helpful.

Sure sounds like a bad coupler, but if you are really sure it's ok then I would remove the motor and turn the gear box/transmission by hand.
Turn it both directions and see if you can make it agitate.
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