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Offline SmrtAss

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Washer not agitating
« on: July 14, 2010, 11:31:03 AM »
My washer just stopped agitating and making me mad.  The Dogs were replaced a few months ago per another post on the site, but i have not been able to find any other ideas here...  The washer does go through the entire wash cycle, fills, spins, even dispenses fabric softer and bleach, but no agitating.  

A friend said there are 3 possibilities, 1) the water level switch is stopping the water but not starting the agitating.  2) there is something wrong with the "reverse" on the motor keeping it from agitating and 3) there is something wrong with the timer.  

Anyone have any ideas?  I'm about to drain it and take it apart to see what i can as my wife has dictated this is my top priority.  

Model 110.26932690

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Re: Washer not agitating
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 12:22:57 PM »
Maybe you need to check the agitator and see of the bolt backed out. Seen it.
If the lower agitator is not stripped out then I suspect you have a broken pin on the neutral drain plate. This pin keeps the worm gear in place for agitation. Look though the training manual for a thorough explanation: AJ training manual
« Last Edit: July 14, 2010, 12:30:29 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Washer not agitating
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 01:06:53 PM »
I checked the agitator bolt, its in there solid...

I'm going to check the pin on the drain plate next, I also had another recommendation about the possibility of the gears on the agitator shaft stripping or breaking.

I'll report back progress once I drain, flip and disassemble it...

Any other ideas while I work?

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Re: Washer not agitating
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 03:36:03 PM »
ITS Magic!!!

It started agitating yesterday before I took it apart...  How weird...

Thanks for the help...

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Re: Washer not agitating
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2010, 09:08:46 PM »
Ok, this is weird...  it will work for a few days, then stop working, then work again for a few days, then stop working...  anyone have any ideas?

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Re: Washer not agitating
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2010, 10:48:49 PM »
ive seen where the clutch was slipping do simular tricks.

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Re: Washer not agitating
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2010, 11:38:57 PM »
Look for oil
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Re: Washer not agitating
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2010, 11:41:10 PM »
ive seen where the clutch was slipping do simular tricks.

What does the clutch have to do with it not agitating?

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Re: Washer not agitating
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2010, 01:17:59 AM »
that comment was meant for am im.....plz disregard.....

 

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