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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2007, 08:18:24 PM »
The Whirlpool Duet HT is a awesome washer.
It would be great if you or even your wife would post a review of the washer after you get a chance to use it some.


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Can I test the motor function with the water lines disconnected?

To run the motor during the agitate cycle without water you would have to fool the water level switch into thinking the washer was full of water.

It may just be easier to fill it full of water.

I think your really going to like that new Duet washer and I would love to hear your thought on it after you have used it some.




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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2007, 08:26:26 PM »
Sure, we would be happy to give a review. Maybe it's just the excitement of the new washer but she's glowing over it.
Tomorrow I will fill it with water and do the motor test on the old machine. I'll post it, and go from there.
Thanks for all the help!

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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2007, 08:31:33 PM »
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Sure, we would be happy to give a review.
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Maybe it's just the excitement of the new washer but she's glowing over it.
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Tomorrow I will fill it with water and do the motor test on the old machine. I'll post it, and go from there.
Thanks for all the help!

Sounds great, will be watching for your post to see what you find.



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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2007, 03:27:24 PM »
I filled the tub with my water hose and then sent the washer into agitation, to which it worked fine. Then I advanced it and let it drain then spin, all fine. So, I then connected the water hose to the inlet on the rear of the washer. It filled fine just as before, and then when it became time to agitate, the brakes were put on. No agitate, and even after I let the tub drain out and advanced the timer, no spin. I took a video of it but it is too large to attach it. Any suggestions?

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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2007, 03:55:11 PM »
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I took a video of it but it is too large to attach it.

You can click the Youtube link in my sig line and upload your video to Youtube for us to see.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2007, 03:55:31 PM »
I got frustrated with the file type and size so I uploaded it to youtube. Here's the link.


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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2007, 03:59:09 PM »
I went the round about way but it's there, and that's the important thing.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2007, 04:01:38 PM »
Great video clip, thank for uploading it on youtube so we could see it.

Sounds like the motor is stuck or just bad.

I would remove the pump from the motor and then remove the motor from the gearbox.
Leave the motor wire harness plugged in. See if the motor still just hums and cuts out.

If it does then replace the motor.

If the motor runs fine when it's not connected to the pump or gearbox then the pump or gearbox maybe turning hard making the motor kick out on the over load.
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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2007, 04:08:20 PM »
Just tried it and the motor runs fine with it off of the gearbox.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2007, 04:27:28 PM »
I tried manually turning the shaft which connects from the gearbox to the coupler, and I could barely move it. It's a puzzler!

 

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