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Speed Queen top load washer spins but does not agitate
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Post# 1052102   11/23/2019 at 21:06 (1,559 days old) by richierich (USA)        

Model awn432sp113tw01 Speed Queen top load washer that spins but doesn't agitate. Any ideas? Google-fu is lacking

Post# 1052105 , Reply# 1   11/23/2019 at 22:39 (1,559 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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be more specific....

plugged in?


timer advances?

humming sounds?

lid closed?

Post# 1052121 , Reply# 2   11/24/2019 at 06:48 (1,559 days old) by turbokinetic (Northport, Alabama USA)        

Do these have shift solenoids like the older Kenmore have?

Post# 1052122 , Reply# 3   11/24/2019 at 07:51 (1,559 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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No shift solenoids.

Here's a parts/diagram manual.

Post# 1052123 , Reply# 4   11/24/2019 at 08:22 (1,559 days old) by turbokinetic (Northport, Alabama USA)        

Neat. So it would appear the motor would reverse directions to change between modes?

Post# 1052145 , Reply# 5   11/24/2019 at 11:58 (1,559 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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that is correct....

its a matter of two things.....timer or motor

Post# 1052263 , Reply# 6   11/25/2019 at 10:17 (1,558 days old) by richierich (USA)        

plugged in? I'm not sure what this means. Is the washer plugged in? Yes

fills? Yes. Fills normally

timer advances? Yes. Timer advances and goes through the cycle like normal

humming sounds? Everything sounds normal except when it enters spin cycle, there is some rattling like plastic pieces are rattling inside. I took off the front panel but could not see any broken pieces or loose debris

lid closed? Runs normal when lid is closed. Everything stops when lid is open

Post# 1052266 , Reply# 7   11/25/2019 at 10:32 (1,558 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Check for a stripped or broken drive bell underneath the agitator by pulling agitator straight up. Reference the parts diagram above.

Post# 1052843 , Reply# 8   12/1/2019 at 11:28 (1,552 days old) by richierich (USA)        

How do you remove the drive bell? I took out the center screw underneath the bell plug, but it won't budge. Can't tell from the parts diagram if there is another screw to remove.

Post# 1052863 , Reply# 9   12/1/2019 at 15:26 (1,552 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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add some water....see if drive bell oscillates....

or in fact, since you have the front off............does the motor turn, belt moving, pulley in motion during agitation sequence?....

now take the belt off, set to spin, is rattling noise still there?.....have you looked inside the pump?

Post# 1052873 , Reply# 10   12/1/2019 at 17:19 (1,552 days old) by richierich (USA)        

Found this youtube video for anybody else that needs to do this


Post# 1053945 , Reply# 11   12/11/2019 at 10:30 (1,542 days old) by richierich (USA)        

Ended up being the idler pulley. Replaced the belt while we were in there as well. Hope this helps someone with the same symptoms!

Post# 1053981 , Reply# 12   12/11/2019 at 16:44 (1,542 days old) by richierich (USA)        

959P3 Idler Lever Kit includes the pulley and belt and many other pieces

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