Get Answers to your Appliance Repair Questions

Washer Parts  ·   Dryer Parts  ·   Refrigerator Parts  ·   Dishwasher Parts  ·   Range/Cooktop/Oven Parts  ·   All Appliance Parts 

Author Topic: washer will not agitate  (Read 2063 times)

Offline lynhsg

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 1
washer will not agitate
« on: November 10, 2008, 11:39:13 AM »

have a 4 year old whirlpool washer. filled then would not agitate and I cannot get it to do anything

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8809
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: washer will not agitate
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 01:02:04 PM »
You must shut the lid before it goes right? Well the lid switch breaks on these washers.  The lid must be closed for spin (or wash in some models). The lid has a striker in it that pushes against the lidswitch arm. This switch allows for spin IF the lid is closed. The switch may have failed. Mechanically the striker may be broken or the actuator arm may be broken.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2008, 01:05:07 PM by JWWebster »
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL


Repair Guide: Whirlpool Direct Drive Washer - No agitate or spin

Started by AJ

Replies: 13
Views: 38580
Last post January 02, 2009, 01:09:38 PM
by AJ
GE Washer makes clicking noises and won't agitate (sometimes)

Started by brianhirsch

Replies: 8
Views: 14841
Last post October 17, 2007, 08:52:09 AM
by rickgburton
Admiral washer AW20N2Y won't agitate

Started by faoc

Replies: 13
Views: 10287
Last post November 20, 2007, 10:09:37 PM
by faoc
Whirlpool Washer - No Agitate or Spin

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 4972
Last post December 27, 2007, 07:58:27 PM
by AJ
Whirlpool Washer - Does not agitate very good.

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 3291
Last post December 30, 2007, 09:51:09 PM
by AJ
Maytag Performa Washer will fill (after changing snubber) but will not agitate

Started by PD

Replies: 10
Views: 14640
Last post January 01, 2008, 05:14:06 PM
by AJ