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Washer fills with water, doesn't agitate but will spin out water?

Washer fills with water, doesn't agitate but will spin out water?

Whirlpool Ultimate Care 2 Model

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Guest [Entry]

"My bet would be the agitator kit

Agitator Repair Kit

If the washer won't agitate this agitator repair kit may solve the problem. The kit contains the components that wear out over time. This is a relatively easy repair.

Drive Block or Bell

If the washer won't agitate the drive block or bell might be worn out or broken. The drive block connects the washer transmission to the agitator, if it's worn out the transmission shaft will still move back and forth but the agitator will either stay still or move slightly.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly

If the washer won't agitate the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Door or Lid Latch Assembly

If the washer won't agitate the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Motor Coupling

If the washer won't agitate the motor coupling might have failed. The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission. It is designed to fail if the washer is overloaded in order to protect both the motor and transmission.

Drive Belt

If the washer won't agitate the drive belt might have worn out. Over time the drive belt will fail just from normal use . Replace the belt every two or three years depending on how much the washer is used.

Motor Control Board

If the washer won't agitate the motor control board might be defective. The motor control board provides power to the motor as well as direction and force. If the motor control board is defective the washer may not work at all or function properly.

U-Joint Kit

If the washer is won't agitate the U-Joint may have failed. This is the primary drive mechanism for the agitation motion in this washer. Although this is not a very difficult repair for a DIY'er with some experience, the part is expensive and so it may be worth considering a new washer.

Drive Motor

If the washer won't agitate the drive motor might be defective. This is not common. Check all of the other related parts to this symptom before replacing the motor. If the motor is visibly burned out or physically damaged it will have to be replaced.

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Stator Assembly

If the washer won't agitate the stator assembly at the back of the washer tub might be bad or damaged. The rotor is essentially one half of a motor, it interacts with the tub by creating a strong electro-magnet. If the rotor fails or is damaged the washer might not spin or agitate. Check the rotor for damaged magnets or other defects.

Rotor Assembly

If the washer won't agitate the rotor assembly at the back of the washer tub might be bad or damaged. The rotor is essentially one half of a motor, it interacts with the tub by creating a strong electro-magnet. If the rotor fails or is damaged the washer might not spin or agitate. Check the rotor for damaged magnets or other defects."
Guest [Entry]

"I had this problem.

It turned out to be the motor coupling, but in a WEIRD way.

One end of it (the transmission end) was stripped almost clean of the indentation that makes it ""catch"" on the transmission. Unpleasantly, the transmission shaft is also partly damaged, which must have contributed the the problem. Presumably, going on way (spinning), it still caught enough (being forced into that direction) to work, but on the agitate cycle, it just spun in air, stripping it some more.

It certainly ""felt"" like it was the transmission, but it's not. It's actually a $5 motor coupling.

Being Xmas day, and parts stores not being open, I removed the motor coupling and turned it around, putting the damaged end on the motor, and the ""pristine"" end on the transmission. That looks like it'll ""buy"" me a few more washes until I get another coupling.

I expect that in another couple of years, the transmission shaft will have stripped clean, which will be another interesting problem. Maybe a friend with welding equipment will be able to deposit a bit of extra steel on it, and I'll manage to file it back down to the right shape. But that's next year's problem."
Guest [Entry]

My rd1076jduk fills with water, then it looks almost like the small load is ‘too heavy’ to agitate. A further engineer is expected on Thursday. Fingers crossed this one will repair the machine. I could appreciate if this machine was a cheapy one, but it's definitely not. It was originally worth £510! It's been the worst ever white goods item I've ever encountered.
Guest [Entry]

Whirlpool Older Washer, fills up with water goes through the cycle. Agitator not working. Agitator is okay. Spline on Agitator is okay.
Guest [Entry]

I have a top load Amana washer. It fills and I can hear it washing. When it is time to rinse it will not rinse, I checked the filters in the water lines to make sure their was not a clogg. Nope. I tried and turning the non to the rinse cycle to see if it would rinse. Nope. I turned the job to the spin/drain and it will drain and spin. I do not think it is agitating. I attempted to read the diagnostic code and what I got was F4. The first two oval lights lit up. Not any of the others. Don’t know what to do.