Spinner not spinning

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer

ModelLA5578XTN0

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Socket set

Jeffry From Irving, TX

Apr 15, 2009

1 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

My Dad's the mechanical one, so I asked him to look in my washer to see why the spinner was just kinda jiggling back and forth and not turning and agitating the clothes like it's supposed to. He tried screwing off the plastic cap, but found that it just pops off either with some strong fingernails or a slot screwdriver. Looking down the cylinder there is a cap that I had to pull out with some pliers. Looking at the agitator, we could see that there were no prongs(found out they are called "dogs") that could grab the teeth in the cylinder. There was worn away. I found the agitator kit on here and undid the one screw with a socket wrench and pulled out the whole spinner. My fiance grabbed the base of it and I pulled the upper cylinder part off. The instructions were basically just a picture and how it all fit together. The problem I had was the dogs kept falling off, which was fixed by putting a plastic piece (provided) that wasn't on the schematics. It slid all into place, put the screw back in and the machine is working great.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Agitator Repair Kit

Part Number: PS334650

$18.22
In Stock