Agitator stopped a few minutes into a wash cycle
I have a kenmore 90 series top-loading washing machine. I started a load of laundry but several minutes after starting the wash cycle the agitator suddenly stopped. I only hear a humming sound. Any help would be highly appreciated. Thank you.
"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. I would need your specific model number to get you to it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the washing machine will not agitate correctly the lower agitator might be damaged and stripped off the drive shaft. The agitator can be removed to check out the lower agitator connection point.
If the washing machine will not agitate correctly the agitator might be damaged and stripped off the drive shaft. The agitator can be removed to check out the agitator connection point.
If the washing machine will not agitate correctly the washplate might be damaged and stripped off the drive shaft. The agitator can be removed to check out the washplate connection point."