Agitation is slight, not much motion on "regular cycle", a little better on "heavy duty". Also noisy when going from "fill" to "wash" or to "spin". Unit is about eight years old, not sure if worth fixing or replacing. Thanks!
Answer Hello Pete,
It sounds like the agitator dogs on unit are bad and would need to be replaced. As far as the noise, it could be any number of things. Could be something in the pump causing noise. Could be something stuck in between the tubs. Could be the agitator rattling around.
I purchased the agitator kit. Now I am trying to remove the agitator. Removed the dispenser and the dust cap. Looking into the center, there is no center bolt. How do I remove the agitator?
Answer Hello JC,
When you take the cover off the agitator you should see the agitator dogs. There is a center cam lock that needs to be removed which is in the center of the cam 285825. Remove it and lift agitator out.
I have a problem with clothes covered in lint. Is there any filter I can fit to the washing machine? Bruce
Answer Hello Bruce,
According to the manufacturers, two things cause excessive lint. These are over soaping and washing the clothes too long. I suppose I need to make you aware of a couple of little known facts to clarify.
First off, the bubbles don't wash the clothes. If the3 bubbles washed the clothes, the clothes would have to come up out of the water to get the bubbles on them since the bubbles float on top of the water. The bubbles are added to the detergent so the customer will know that soap has been added. You see, the detergent doesn't suds at all. The cleaning is actually done by the utilization of a chemical reaction that is temperature activated. Water below 70°F produces no chemical reaction at all. From 70°F to 80°F, a light chemical reaction is produced. From 80°F to 90°F, a stronger chemical reaction is produced. From 90°F and up, the strongest chemical reaction possible is produced. If too much detergent is added, too much chemical reaction is produced and there isn't enough soil particles to occupy it. This leaves chemical reaction free to actually attack the fabric, producing lint, (wear from the fabric).
The second thing is the agitation time. Especially if the unit was over soaped, agitation time will wear the fabric and produce lint. The newer the machine, the stronger the agitation. For this reason, if an old machine is replaced with a new one, the customer has to be made aware of this fact to prevent washing their clothes to death. You see, in an effort to reduce energy consumption, the manufacturers increased the strength of the agitation so the same wash results can be achieved in a shorter time, thus reducing the amount of time the unit is consuming energy.
There are no filters available for the washer since the small amount of lint that should be produced is pumped out with the drain water. An excessive amount of lint is an indication that the customer hasn't adjusted the use of the machine and detergent to accommodate a proper wash result.
Trying to find Whirlpool model Number Under the Lid. The tag is there. All the information through time has been erased. Is there another way to find out the model number?
So I can order parts & trouble shoot
Currently the Washer on Spin cycle is wobbling all over the place
all else seems fine ,
Whirlpool washer direct drive
Says commercial Quality , supper cap. 9 cycle
I found 2 pins underneath the washer trying to find a diagram where they go ,,, the two pins have a hole in the ends ,, (Missing cotter pin posible )
I found a location underneath the drum two plastic cups is that where they go ? Which direction ??/
Any help would be great
Answer Hello Robert,
Unless you get lucky and find a UPC tag on the back of the unit, the only way to get the model number is off of this I.D. tag. Sometimes, the selling dealership will keep a record, but this isn't always the most dependable way to order parts since one character different will change the required parts for the model.
Good morning. My washer makes a really load clicking noise if you open the door during a spin cycle and it makes that same noise under normal operation at the end of a spin cycle. I am thinking that there must be some kind of break machanism that is worn. What do you recomend? Thanks
Answer Adam, Based on your post description, It sounds like you have an issue in the drive block 389140 spanner nut 21366 and drive tube 285792. Occasionally the key way in the drive block "round out" and when the brake locks the drive tube the tub continues to spin and make a "thunk" noise. You'll need to remove the cabinet and top, tub cover and agitator assembly to access the drive block and nut. Then remove the drive block and spin basket to access the top of the basket drive. Thanks and Good Luck
What's the part number for the agitator dogs for said model? Can I still get them?
Answer Hello Lendoe! The replacement agitator dogs are part number 80040. You may want to consider replacing the assembly in the cam kit part number 285811. Thanks!