Model Number: LA5500XTW0
I have a fairly old Whirpool washer, I'm assuming, manufactured in 1988 or so by the model number. It is direct drive and will not agitate. It goes through all the cycles and just fine, just doesn't move the clothes around when it's in the wash cycle. I ordered an agitator repair kit, but haven't installed it yet. I did remove the agitator from the basin and the splines are perfect. I didn't notice that any of the agitator dogs were broken. Could there be another problem with either the motor coupling or the transmission? It's not making any noises, as far as the transmission is concerned. I was just wondering if the motor coupling is worn enough, that it won't agitate properly, but still allows for the spin cycle to work? As I said, it spins fine, just no agitation.
Thanks for your help!