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How Does A Top-Load Washer Work? — Appliance Repair Tips


Washer not spinning, agitating or draining? This video provides information on how a washer works and offers troubleshooting tips to assist you in diagnosing and repair.

Here is a list of the most commonly replaced parts associated with each washing machine symptom:

Washer not spinning: drive motor coupling, door lock, drive belt.
Washer not agitating: agitator cogs, coupler, drive belt, transmission
Washer not draining: belt, pump, switches
Washer making loud noises: pump motor, belt, bearings
Washer fills slowly: water inlet valve
Washer leaking water: pump, seals, water inlet valve
Washer won’t start: door latch, switches, timers, electronic controls, thermal fuses
Washer overflowing: water inlet valve, water level pressure switch
Washer door or lid won’t lock: door lock motor, latch assembly, main control board
Washer stops mid cycle: lid switch, motor, water level control, pump

All of the information provided in this washer troubleshooting video is applicable to the following brands: Amana, Bosch, Frigidaire, GE, Kenmore, LG, Maytag, Samsung and Whirlpool.

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In addition to providing replacement parts, offers free online troubleshooting information and DIY repair videos. Use our website to choose from a series of problems to discover the likely causes and the correct replacement part(s) for your particular model. Once you’ve determined the solution, our expertly-produced video tutorials will guide you through every step of the repair.

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