Useful tips

Can the agitator be replaced?

Can the agitator be replaced?

There are gaskets and seals around the agitator shaft and inside the agitator that can only be replaced after the agitator is removed. Other repairs, such as replacing a tub bearing, drive block or wash tub, require removing the agitator before the real repairs can begin.

Why won’t my Kenmore washer agitate?

If the washer won’t agitate the motor coupling might have failed. The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission. It is designed to fail if the washer is overloaded in order to protect both the motor and transmission. If the washer won’t agitate the drive belt might have worn out.

Why won’t my Kenmore washer wash?

If the Kenmore washer gets stuck on the wash cycle, a temporary fix would be to manually spin the basket. This issue is likely the result of a faulty timer, water line valve, or lid switch. Meanwhile, check the line fuse or user control and display board if the washer won’t start the wash cycle.

How much does it cost to fix a washing machine agitator?

Washing Machine Agitator Repair Cost A broken agitator in a washing machine is a significant fix. If the agitator is broken, the clothes will not oscillate back and forth. On average, expect to spend $350 to $575 for washing machine agitator replacement.

How do I know if my washing machine agitator is broken?

The agitator should start to oscillate back and forth, mixing up the clothes in the water. If the agitator does not move, double check that the sensor is depressed. If it still does not move with the sensor depressed, the agitator is broken and should be repaired.

How do you tell if your agitator is broken?

When you find your washer not agitating but spinning, check for the following common failures, and be sure to disconnect power to your washer:

  1. Broken Agitator. If your washer won’t agitate but spins, a broken agitator may be to blame.
  2. Transmission Failure.
  3. Timer Failure.
  4. Defective Lid Switch.
  5. Faulty Drive Motor.

Does a Kenmore washer have a reset button?

Kenmore Elite Washers are the top-end model of washing machines the company makes available to consumers. If you have started a load in your Kenmore Elite HE washer and need to reset it, simply press several buttons on the control panel.