Get Your Whirlpool Washer Working Like New Again: An Easy Guide to Fixing the Agitator
If your Whirlpool washer agitator isn’t spinning properly, it’s time to take some action to get it back in working order. Fortunately, fixing an agitator is a relatively easy task and can often be done in just a few steps. This article will explain how to identify and fix the issue to get your Whirlpool washer working like new again.
The first step is to identify the issue with the agitator. If the agitator isn’t moving at all, it could be due to a broken agitator, which will need to be replaced. If the agitator is moving but not spinning properly, it could be due to a worn belt or a broken drive block.
If the agitator is broken, the first thing you’ll need to do is to remove it. To do this, you will need to unplug the washer and then locate the agitator. Once you have located the agitator, you will need to remove the retaining bolts that hold it in place. Once the agitator is removed, you can then replace it with a new one.
If the agitator is not broken, but is instead simply not spinning properly, the problem is likely due to either a worn belt or a broken drive block. To replace the belt, you will need to remove the agitator and then locate the belt. Once the belt is located, you can then remove the old belt and replace it with a new one.
If the drive block is broken, you will need to remove the agitator and then locate the drive block. Once the drive block is located, you will need to remove the retaining bolts that hold it in place. Once the drive block is removed, you can then replace it with a new one.
Once the agitator has been replaced or the drive block or belt has been replaced, you can then reassemble the washer and plug it back in. Your Whirlpool washer should now be working properly again.
Fixing the agitator on your Whirlpool washer is a relatively simple task that can often be done in just a few steps. By following the steps outlined in this article, you should be able to get your washer back in working order in no time.