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Washer fills, motor runs, but no agitation or spin with motor running. will drain. Was working for previous loads yesterday

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Old 11-07-2011, 02:59 PM
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Unhappy fills, won't agitate or spin, motor runs, coupler ok
Model Number: KAWS700GQ0   Brand: White-Westinghouse   Age: More than 10 years   

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Washer fills, motor runs, but no agitation or spin with motor running. will drain.
Was working for previous loads yesterday and one or two today.

Presumed that the coupler was shot again. (One or more people have tried to wash too much leading to broken coupler pins! And they were doing wash again.) However, when I took it apart to replace coupler with the spares that I purchased last time I found that it was not broken this time.

Reassembled. No change:
Lid switch works, as the motor does run and washer drains only if lid closed while in drain/spin cycles.

Double checked connections for capacitor, motor multi connector, and two wire connector all in place, as was lid switch connector (actually forgot it the 2nd time but quickly noticed the problem). Can feel that coupler pins are still intact and in place.

BTW: The washer was purchased used over a year ago so I don't know how old the unit is. It replaced a Sears Kenmore model 110.20882990 (also purchased used about 8 years ago) before I found out about the coupler problems. I have already robbed parts from it (replace broken leveling spring and some other springs) since many of the part numbers are the same.

I noticed that the motor connector boards have the same part number, FSP 62850, and am thinking of switching the Sears one in if the motor part numbers and connector wiring match (have to take it apart again to verify). It's just that the old washer has been outside in the elements for over a year so there is a small amount of rust on the motor.

Anything else to try?


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Old 11-09-2011, 06:37 PM
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If the motor is turning but there is no agitation or spinning then that suggests the transmission is the problem. See if you can determine if the one in your parts machine is compatible with your newer machine, and if so, change it out and see if that fixes things.

Check the coupling again before you do anyting, sometimes it can have hairline cracks in the plastic pieces that are difficult to see.
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