I have a Whirlpool Washer, the last laundry cycle the washer did not spin, and when I started the cycle over the motor moved like it wanted to start, but didn't . Thanks!!
Answer Avioneta, The actuator / shifter assembly W10006355 is the most likely issue with the washer, and the best place to start. This device determines if the motor will run, and in which part of the cycle to perform (wash or spin) by shifting the "splutch' and activating the agitate shaft or the spin shaft in the gear case.
Maytag washer stops mid cycle. Shows basket speed sensor and motor unable to reach target speed faults. Lid lock is new and ohms out OK.
Answer Hello C.J.,
This unit needs to be put into the automatic test mode. This will pull the fault codes and give you an idea of where to start. This procedure is laid out in the tech sheet located in a re-sealable plastic bag glued to the inside of the front panel. Let us know if further assistance is needed.
Easy way to replace and install Actuator W10006355 Thanks John
Answer John, If room allows, the easiest way is to remove power to the washer, turn off the water supply, and move the washer out as far as possible, then lean it back against the wall, and have someone watch the machine or block up the front so you can work on it from underneath. disconnect the wire harness from the shifter assembly. Remove the two(2) mounting screws(flat blade screw driver). remove the arm from the shifter lever and drop the assembly from the transmission case. Reverse the procedure and test the washer for operation.
I have a whirlpool cabrio. Recently it has stopping working. When you first start it up and it is trying to sense the load the lid locks and starts blinking. It will not do anything else. Some told me it was the synchronous motor. Please help.
Yes, the actuator W10006355 is the most likely issue with your washer, based on past information and experiences. The actuator designates the direction and speed of the motor in agitate or spin. It also contains sensors which communicate to the main control board, and false information from the actuator can cause intermittent and improper lid latch operation. The W10006355 is the correct component for the model number you supplied.
What is the purpose of the actuator?
Answer Hello Phil. The actuator shifts between agitate and spin in the unit.
Does the actuator switch perform the same function as the wig wag switch did on older Models? This will not spin and water standing in the unit? Thanks Jerry
The actuator is the same in a sense but is a little more elaborate than the wigwag switch due to sensors that are in the actuator. If the unit is not draining this is the first avenue you will want to explore. With the unit not draining then it will not go into the spin cycle. Normally there will be a series of flashing lights which would be an error code in which you will want to access the tech sheet and the error codes are located on it. If there are no errors displayed then you will want to put into a service diagnostic mode and check for error codes.
Hello, My washer will not spin at all. Bottom tray was taken out and with washer tilted backwards, washer actually spins in this awkward position. From my observation, there is a latch that does not engage during spin cycle. Does this actuator have latch that moves to engage during spin cycle??
Answer Nat, Yes, the actuator W10006355 performs several functions, It has a synchronous motor that shifts the splutch slider and monitors the position of the splutch. It also houses a transmission speed/position optical sensor. The splotch controls the agitate or spin functions based on the actuator position and the optical sensor inside the actuator controls the orbits per min. or agitator pattern in the wash cycle, and also controls the spin speed in the drain spin cycle. Your first check should be to check the wiring harness and connections at the actuator, make sure everything is fitting tight and proper. Replace the actuator if the wiring and connections are OK. It seems the actuator is the "weakest link" in the drive system on this style washer.