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Author Topic: Direct drive washer doesn't agitate properly.  (Read 140 times)

Offline paco406

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Direct drive washer doesn't agitate properly.
« on: August 06, 2020, 10:48:10 AM »

I have a whirlpool direct drive washer that doesn't agitate properly. It goes back and forth but with no force. Like just barely moves back and forth. I am talking about the bottom agitator. If you grab a hold of it you can actually turn it by hand. Like the transmission is slipping or something. I had another unit do this before and never could figure it out. Any help would or ideas would be helpful.

Offline Joey Bullock

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Re: Direct drive washer doesn't agitate properly.
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2020, 05:58:01 PM »
Check to be sure the agitator isn't stripped.  If it's not slipping on the shaft, the transmission is bad.

Offline Dash

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Re: Direct drive washer doesn't agitate properly.
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2020, 04:13:21 AM »
You have a bad transmission.  I washer looks good and isn't rusty, it's worth replacing.