If the problem is a not spinning Whirlpool washer, you will need to check each one of the parts listed below until you find out which part is the one you need to replace to get the washer spinning properly again.
The door or lid switch: This switch is a safety switch use to stop the motor from running anytime that the door is opened during a wash or spin cycles. So, if the switch fails to close the contacts when the door is closed, the washer is not going turn the motor on to spin the spin basket.
Motor coupler: This part is used instead of a belt. Is a 3 piece part that is connected between the motor shaft and the transmission shaft. When the motor runs it turns the transmission shaft making the washer agitate or turn the clutch to spin the drum according to the direction that the motor is turning.
If the motor coupler is broken, it will make a grinding noise and it will not turn the transmission.
The clutch assembly: This part is used to turn the basket brake and drive tube, which it turns the basket drive block, which it turns the spin drum to extract the water from the clothes.
If the clutch pads are worn out and don't grab the clutch drum, the washer will spin too slow or it may not spin at all. Click on the link below to see how this repair is done.
Basket drive block: This part is used to attach the tub to the brake and drive tube. If this part fails to lock the tub to the brake and drive tube, the washer is not going to spin. Click on the link below to see how this repair is done.
Basket brake & drive tube: This part is used to turn the spin drum. When the clutch is working properly it turns the basket brake & drive tube which in turn makes the drum spin out.
It also is used to stop the drum when the spin cycle is over. Click on the link below to see how this repair is done.
Gearcase or transmission: This part is used to make the washer agitate and spin. Usually there is a plastic gear inside of the gearcase that when is worn out, it results in a not spinning Whirlpool washer problem.
You will need to make sure to watch the videos a few times until you know how to fix a not spinning Whirlpool washer. Never assume that a part is bad without checking it and make sure it is bad before replacing it.
Another thing that you need to do is to learn how to check, remove and install the parts before starting to buy replacement parts.
Make sure that the company that you buy parts from give you a good return guarantee in case that you may need to return any parts.
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Also take the purchase slip and the old part and put them in the box of the new part so in case you need to return any parts you will know where the box and the slip are.
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