What would cause a washer not to agitate?

If your washer won’t agitate but spins, a broken agitator may be to blame. The output shaft of the transmission is splined to the agitator to secure it in place. Over time, some of the components of the agitator can wear down or break with normal usage, causing your washing machine not agitating issue.

Which is better agitator or no agitator?

Despite the potential risk in damaging clothes, top load washers with agitators provide a better cleaning performance. Whereas, top load washers with no agitator may be more gentle to clothes, they really arent as effective at cleaning clothes compared to top load washers with an agitator.

Why does my Whirlpool washer not agitate?

When your Whirlpool washer won’t agitate, spin, or drain, the culprit could be a defective drive block. The drive block connects the agitator to the washer transmission. If the drive block is worn out, the agitator may move a little or not at all, even when the transmission shaft is still moving.

How much does it cost to fix a washing machine agitator?

Washing Machine Agitator Repair Cost On average, expect to spend $350 to $575 for washing machine agitator replacement.

How do you fix a Maytag washer that won’t agitate?

Common solutions for: Maytag Washer won’t agitate

  1. Agitator Repair Kit. If the washer won’t agitate, replacing the agitator repair kit may solve the problem.
  2. Drive Block or Bell.
  3. Drive Belt.
  4. Motor Coupling.
  5. Motor Control Board.
  6. Door Lock.
  7. Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly.
  8. Drive Motor.

How long does it take for a top load washer to agitate?

On newer washers, it takes about 20 to 30 seconds for the machine to sense the load and engage the drive system after the water has stopped filling. Make sure the washer lid is down. The washer will not agitate or spin with the lid up, although many models will still fill and drain and the timer will advance with the lid up.

Why does my washing machine not agitate when I turn it on?

Normal use will create wear on the coupling and eventually, the drive forks may slip and not engage the transmission and clutch. A common symptom of a failing motor coupling is that the washing machine fills and drains normally but will not agitate or spin.

Why does my washing machine not spin dry?

Clothes Do Not Spin Dry in Washing Machine Washer Fills but Does Not Agitate If your washer fills with water but doesn’t agitate, the problem is likely to be a faulty lid switch, a broken belt, or a problem with the motor. (Note: Direct-drive washing machines do not have belts.)

How can I tell if my washer is in a soak cycle?

Check the wash cycle selection to make sure it is not in a soak cycle. Some models have soak cycles that may be selected for 15 or 30 minutes prior to the main wash. See the Owner’s Manual for information on your model.