Hello! My washer will fill/spin/drain but will not agitate. When the issue first occurred there was a strong burning smell. When it gets to the point of the cycle where it should agitate it just hums/buzzes. I have replaced the motor and the rubber coupler that goes between the transmission and motor. I am thinking this must be an issue with either the transmission or the clutch. Is there a sure fire way to tell which one is causing this? Thanks in advance!
Answer Ben, It's not likely the clutch or the transmission, or the motor. The washer fills, drains, and spins. Your most likely issue is a faulty contact in the timer, in the agitate cycle there are several contacts that have to close and complete the circuit, so the motor will run in the agitate direction. If a contact has failed or is faulty, the motor wont run, and it will make a humming or buzzing noise and produce an odor, from the motor windings overheating.
My Kenmore washer won't spin or agitate I have changed the agitator am and the direct drive coupling it spins slightly then stops ant suggestions?
With the unit not spinning or agitating you will want to check the lid switch to make sure that it is good. In most cases this is the most common reason for no agitation or spin.
Our washing machine is a 2006. It runs well except for a rythmic mechanical noise (like a train chugging) while in the wash cycle. I have not gotten far enough along to check the gearbox oil level but there has been some oil leakage in that area ( oil on bottom of gear case). Any advice would be appreciated. Doug
Answer Doug, You actually want to start in the tub area, remove the agitator cap, dust cover and bolt. lift the cylinder 3363003 off the agitator and check the dogs, bearing and cam 285809 for damage or excess wear. then lift the lower agitator 3951632 and check for stripped "splines" in the center of the bottom side of the assembly, or plastic shavings on the metal output shaft of the transmission. If all's OK, then remove the cabinet and check the motor drive coupling 285753A for damaged tabs. Then remove the gear case and check the basket drive assembly 285792 for badly worn brake pads 285438 and or "sticky" rollers. The oil is probably residual oil from the manufacturing process or may be a minor leak, but that shouldn't cause any noises as you described.
My washer only agitates in one direction "clockwise" and not back and forth. Dogs have been recently replaced. Everything else appears to be working fine.
Answer Hello Julie. This is how the unit should work. Top goes one way and the bottom goes the other. You just can not see the bottom due to the water in the unit.