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Hotpoint Washer Won't Spin or Agitate

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer won't spin or agitate are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Washer won't spin or agitate

Cause 1Drive Belt

Inspect the drive belt to determine if it is broken or if it is loose on the pulleys. If the drive belt is broken or loose, replace it.

Parts
Drive Belt for your HotpointWashing Machine
Drive Belt - Part # 3481 Mfg Part # WH1X2026

Washing machine drive belt - Lengh is 29 1/2 Inches.

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Cause 2Lid Switch Assembly

The lid switch assembly prevents the washer from spinning when the lid is open. If the lid switch assembly fails, the washer will not spin. To determine if the lid switch assembly is defective, use a multimeter to test the lid switch for continuity. If the lid switch does not have continuity, replace it.

Parts
Lid Switch Assembly for your HotpointWashing Machine
Lid Switch Assembly - Part # 2319707 Mfg Part # WH12X10531

Lid switch assembly

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Cause 3Drive Motor

The drive motor might be defective. However, the drive motor is rarely at fault for this symptom. Before replacing the drive motor, first check all of the more commonly defective washer components. If none of those components are defective, consider replacing the drive motor. To determine if the drive motor is defective, first ensure that the motor is getting power. If the drive motor hums but doesn’t run, is noisy, or does not turn freely, replace it.

Parts
Drive Motor for your HotpointWashing Machine
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Cause 4Transmission

The washer transmission might be worn out or defective. Transmissions have gears in them that can fail causing the washer to not spin or agitate. However, this is almost never the case. Before replacing the transmission, first check all of the other components in this troubleshooting guide. If the motor is turning the transmission, but the washer won’t spin or agitate, consider replacing the transmission.

Parts
Transmission for your HotpointWashing Machine
Transmission - Part # 279566 Mfg Part # WH38X10002

Transmission and brake assembly, includes new tub seal

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