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Whirlpool Washer Leaves The Laundry Sopping Wet

Whirlpool Washer Leaves The Laundry Sopping Wet

If your washer leaves the laundry sopping wet after the final cycle is finished,  here is a check list that may help you troubleshoot and fix the problem.

 

Check the clothes washer drain hose – clogged or bent –

On the back of your washer is a drain hose.  Check this to make certain it is not bent, therefore restricting the water from pumping out.  At the same time you should remove the hose from the drain pump and check to see that the pump and drain hose don’t have any blockage that would keep the water from flowing freely.

Washer drain hose is positioned incorrectly –

Clothes Washer Drain Hose

The drain hose in back of your clothes washer may be either too far down in the drainpipe or not far enough down.  This would cause the water to not drain out of the tub, leaving your clothes dripping wet.

Drain filter or coin trap clogged on the clothes washer –

A clothes washer has a debris filter or coin trap which could possibly be blocked causing the washer not to spin dry your clothes  The drain filter is on the front bottom of the washer and the coin trap is located behind an access panel.  These are filtering devices and can be easily cleaned which will make the water flow when the washer is draining the water out.

 

The drain pump is clogged or faulty –

The washer drain pump may be clogged with debris or maybe faulty if it will not spin all of the water out of the washer.  Check out the inside of the drain hose and the pump ports for debris that may be clogging them.  If these are clear, test the drain pump to make certain it is working properly.

Wash load may make the tub get out of balance and not spin fast enough –

When loading the washer try to add items of the same size.  No blankets or large heavy items with smaller ones. This will get the washer out of balance.  Don’t overload your washer or pack clothing in tightly.

Loose or damaged clothes washer belt –

If your washing machine is not spinning your clothes dry it may be the belt, pump or the motor.  The belt could be stretched or just worn out.  Check the belt or the direct drive system for wear and tear.  If the drive belt or direct drive motor coupling is worn, stretched, broken, cracked or damaged in any way, they will need to be replaced.

Washing machine clutch may have gone bad –

If your washer is not spinning your clothes dry, it may be that the clutch is about to fail, because the spinning action is not sufficient to remove enough water from your clothes.

Your problem could possibly be the transmission, although this is usually rare.

3363394 Washer Pump

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Whirlpool Washer Won’t Agitate

Whirlpool Washer Won’t Agitate

If your top load Whirlpool washer will not agitate, it might be that the directional cogs or “dogs” are worn out. This is a common problem and a cheap simple fix.

 

If you take your hands and rotate the agitator, it should go in one direction only.  It will move to the right, stop and move to the right again.  It should not spin freely or go right and left.  If the agitator is not moving properly then it’s time to install new agitator directional cogs because they are probably worn out.

Using a 1/4″ or 3/8″ socket set and some needle nose pliers begin by removing the fabric softener cup, just pull up on it until it pops off of the agitator.  Next, remove the inner cap and seal inside the agitator using your needle nose pliers.  Using a 7/16″ socket and ratchet, remove the bolt in the center of the agitator.

Separate the barrel of the agitator from the base by simply pulling up on the barrel.  You will now have access to the cam and dog assembly inside.  Remove

Whirlpool Washer directional cogs, Agitator Parts

the black retainer from around the cam, lift off the directional cogs and taking notice of how they fit in the cam, replace them with new ones.  Slide the retainer back on until it clicks.

Reinsert the cam back into the agitator barrel and reinsert the bolt in the center.  Replace cap and gasket assembly pressing on it firmly until it snaps into place.  Next, replace the fabric softener dispenser and your ready to go.

My Washer Leaves The Laundry Soaking Wet

My Washer Leaves The Laundry Soaking Wet

If your laundry is dripping wet and very heavy after the final washer cycle is finished,  this is a check list that may help you troubleshoot and pin point the problem.

 

Check the clothes washer drain hose – clogged or bent –

On the back of your washer is a drain hose.  Check this to make certain it is not bent, therefore restricting the water from draining out.  At the same time you should remove the hose from the drain pump and check to see that the pump and drain hose don’t have any blockages that would be keeping the water from flowing.

Washer drain hose is positioned incorrectly –

Clothes Washer Drain Hose

The drain hose in back of your clothes washer may be either too far down in the drainpipe or not far enough down.  This would cause the water to not drain out of the tub, leaving your clothes dripping wet.

Drain filter or coin trap clogged on the clothes washer –

A clothes washer has a debris filter or coin trap which could possibly be blocked causing the washer not to spin dry your clothes  The drain filter is on the front bottom of the washer and the coin trap is located behind an access panel.  These are filtering devices and can be easily cleaned which will make the water flow when the washer is draining the water out.

The drain pump is clogged or faulty –

The washer drain pump may be clogged with debris or faulty if it will not spin all of the water out of the washer.  Check out the inside of the drain hose and the pump ports for debris that may be clogging them.  If these are clear, test the drain pump to make certain it is working properly.

Clothes Washer Pump

Wash load may make the tub get out of balance and not spin fast enough –

When loading the washer try to add items of the same size.  No blankets or large heavy items with smaller ones. This will get the washer out of balance.  Don’t overload your washer or pack clothing in tightly.

Loose or damaged clothes washer belt –

If your washing machine is not spinning your clothes dry it may be the belt, pump or the motor.  The belt could be stretched or just worn out.  Check the belt or the direct drive system for wear and tear.  If the drive belt or direct drive motor coupling is worn, stretched, broken, cracked or damaged in any way, they will need to be replaced.

Washing machine clutch may have gone bad –

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If your washer is not spinning your clothes dry, it may be that the clutch is about to fail, because the spinning action is not sufficient to remove enough water from your clothes.

Your problem could possibly be the transmission, although this is usually rare.

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Whirlpool / Kenmore Washer Repair For Direct Drive Washers

Whirlpool / Kenmore Washer Repair For Direct Drive Washers

Helpful hints and diagnostic advice and
troubleshooting suggestions for the do – it – yourselfer.
See photos of some common Whirlpool and Kenmore washer repair techniques.

Some of the general diagnostic tips presented below may also apply to your
GE, Maytag, Amana and Magic Chef washing machines.

Kenmore Washer Repair
Whirlpool Washer Repair

See photos of repair techniques below with helpful hints
and repair advice for the most common part problems you might have
with your direct drive Whirlpool / Kenmore clothes washer.

Caution:

The diagnostic help out lined below is intended to be used only by professional appliance repair technicians.

If you are attempting to repair your clothes washer yourself, be aware that you are working with potential dangerous electrical currents that can cause serious injury or death. Be aware that appliance parts have extremely sharp edges and moving parts that can cause serious injury or death.

Always remove the power source from the unit you are working on. Unplug it! When unplugging or removing power source, double check to make sure you removed the proper cord or turned off the proper breaker when tightening part, make sure that if the tool you are working with or your hand slips, you will not be injured by sharp or ragged edges.

Keep children and pets away from working area and disassembled washer parts. Be aware that there are other hazards involved in appliance repair, besides those listed above that may cause serious injury or death. Use extreme caution when installing or removing parts.

  • Pump Leaks
  • Inlet Valve Leaks
  • Motor runs will not spin or agitate
  • Will not spin motor does not run
  • Tub overflows with water
  • No hot water
  • No cold water
  • Hot or cold water fills slow
  • Water drips in the washer tub even when turned off

Common washer part problems

Pump leaks

Most common washer pump part # 3363394

Easy to replace remove the two spring clamps from the washer pump. Then remove the hoses from the pump. Pull the pump off of the shaft.

If the motor shaft is rusted and the drain pump will not pull off, it may need to be fragmented with a large screwdriver or chisel.

The motor shaft will then need to be cleaned of all rust and possibly filed so the new washer drain pump will slide on easily.

Inlet Valve Leaks

Easy to replace this part.

Other possible leaks

Check all of the rubber hoses for wear.
Check all of the hoses for a tight connection.

Motor runs will not spin or agitate

Check the motor coupling.
Check the transmission.

How to access the inside of the unit

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flip-back

Remove the Phillips screws, then pull the console towards you & flip it up & back

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Unhook the electrical harness, then insert screwdriver into the clip, then push back to pop spring out.

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Open the washer lid – tilt the cabinet toward you then slide out and away from the unit. You now have easy access to all of the working parts.

MOTOR COUPLING PART IS DEFECTIVE

Usually you will see a pile of black rubber and possibly white plastic bits under the motor if this is the problem. Not always though!

Remove the pump from the motor and secure it away from the front of the motor. It is not necessary to remove the water hoses, use tie clips, wire, etc.

Remove the two 5/16 screws from the spring clips (see blue arrow) then with flat blade screw driver

remove the bottom spring clip from the washer motor then the top spring clip. Hold motor from the bottom to keep it from falling when the top clip is removed.

Remove the motor.

Remove the damaged coupling from the motor & transmission.

The transmission does not need to be removed.

Install the new motor coupling part # 285753A on to the motor and the transmission.

Install the white plastic part on the transmission first and the black rubber center on to this part.

To avoid damage to the motor when tapping the remaining white plastic motor coupling part onto the motor, make sure that the opposite end of the motor shaft is on a hard surface.

TRANSMISSION

To remove the transmission the agitator must first be removed.
Under the agitator cap there will be a screw to remove, then the agitator should lift out.

Tub will not spin – motor will not run

  1. lid switch parts defective
  2. lid plunger broke or missing
  3. lid not seating properly to engage switch
  4. red wire on motor switch loose or shorted
  5. timer defective

To replace the lid switch you will usually need to remove the cabinet as shown above, quite often the lever will be broken on this switch and the lid plunger does not activate it.

To remove the Whirlpool / Kenmore timer, the knob must be unscrewed (counter clockwise) then you can remove the two 5/16 securing screws
(most models)

Tub overfills

  1. water inlet valve is defective.
  2. water level switch part is defective.
  3. small rubber hose to water level switch loose.

No hot water

Usually a defective water inlet valve.
Occasionally a defective water temperature switch.

No cold water

Usually a defective water inlet valve.
Occasionally a defective water temperature switch.

Hot or cold water fills very slow

Usually a defective water inlet valve.

Water drips in tub even when turned off

Defective water inlet valve.

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Fix a Washer That Won’t Fill With Water | Washer Repair Tips

Fix a Washer That Won’t Fill With Water | Washer Repair Tips

This water inlet valve is most always found on the back panel of your washing machine.  It is used to supply hot, warm or cold water to the washer’s tub.

If you have noticed that your washer takes longer than usual to fill with water, your washer does not have cold water, hot water or very little to no water, maybe you even hear a humming or buzzing sound coming from the washer console, then these are all symptoms of a bad water inlet valve, but not always.

Water Inlet Valve

Before replacing the inlet valve or other washer parts you can check these items first.  You will need to turn off the water supply to the washer.  You will also need to check the filter screens in the water valve inlet ports as well as the filter screens in both of the water supply hoses, if any are present.  It could be they are full of sediment or calcium deposits from hard water, preventing the water flow.

Always unplug the washer and turn off both hot and cold water valves from the household water supply before removing the supply hoses.

If this easy washer repair tip did not solve your washer, little to no water issue, then you will need to delve a little deeper and do some trouble shooting which will require a multi-meter or voltage tester.  This will need to be performed by a person qualified to do this testing.