Top Load Washer Not Agitating

  • Troubleshooting


    Make sure the lid is closed

    You can also inspect the lid switch to make sure it is operating properly.

    Is the machine plugged in?

    Plug the machine directly into a grounded three-prong outlet.

    Are you using an extension cord?

    Plug the machine directly into a grounded three-prong outlet.

    Check if a circuit breaker has tripped or a fuse has blown?

    If a circuit breaker has tripped, reset it. If it's a blown fuse, replace it. Call an electrician if you need assistance.

    Verify that the controls are properly set

    Set the controls and press the start switch

    The drive belt may be broken

    Water Inlet Valve

    The water inlet valve supplies hot and cold water for the wash and rinse.

    Important: This should only be performed by a qualified person. Remove power from the appliance before performing this test.

    Assuming there is water pressure to the inlet valve, verify that you have power to the solenoid on the valve during the fill with a multi-meter or voltage tester. If power is available at the solenoid terminals, then the valve is defective and must be replaced.

    If there is no power at the solenoid terminals, check the other components in the circuit. If you cannot check for voltage at the valve, you can check the solenoids for continuity with a multi-meter. A solenoid with no continuity is defective and normally is not available separately so you will need to replace the complete valve.