Boots R
Boots R
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  • Oakland, CA
Asked on Jul 2, 2013

A washing machine whose motor works, but agitator doesn't.

Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.comSamof5

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That sums it up...What could the problem be, other than a sock stuck under. Could it be a fan belt? What?
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  • Samof5
    on Jul 2, 2013

    This happened to me. With a little research I found out that there are little plastic things in the agitator that get worn over time. I think they were called feed dogs. It only required taking apart the agitator and replacing the dogs. It was a very long time ago so I don't know what the parts cost but I think it was less than $20 and I did it myself without my husbands help. I bet there is a youtube video

  • There is a transmission that changes the motion of the drum. A relay or switch can be faulty, Broken spring, all sorts of things. The best remedy is to have a pro check it out to determine what the issue is. If its transmission issue, the cost of the repair may be more than what a new one would cost to purchase. Relays or switches can be replaced fast and are not all that expensive.

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