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HOTPOINT Washer Model #VBXR1060T5WB


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#1 bband40s

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 05:58 PM

Hi,

I need some help with my washer...it stopped agitating one day.  Well, I walked away from it because I thought it was a lost cause, however, my little helper (3 yrs old) and I really need it now.

I looked at it again recently and noticed that if I tried to put some weight (pressure) on the middle part of the washer which I think is called the agitator shaft...I could get it to move a little.

Also, it used to make a large noise when it went thru the spin cycle, but that stopped when it stopped agitating.

I am not quite sure what I is wrong per say...every bit of help is needed.


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Posted 20 June 2005 - 06:06 PM

No agitate could be the air dome under the agitator is worn, not turning the agitator, however this would have nothing to do with spin.  Remove the front panel and see if the belt is ok. Watch the washer and see if the motor is turning the belt and this is turning the transmission pulley.   You could have a broken transmission which has a 5 year warranty, but see if the belt is ok for a first step.
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 07:05 PM

Ok, I watched the belt and everything seems to be going ok....the belt is moving just fine....

sorry, so what is my next step....

thanks


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Posted 21 June 2005 - 04:26 AM

Like Pegi says, check the "air dome" under the agitator. These wear out, but fortunately, simple to replace and (for once) inexpensive.
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Posted 21 June 2005 - 06:52 AM

Ok,  I removed the agitator fabric softner cap....there are four button like pugs that am not sure how to get off...I am leary about just trying to pull it off...I have tried to look online for examples about removing it, but am a lost woman in a man's world...please bear with me!

 

 


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Posted 21 June 2005 - 06:54 AM

The agitator will pull up but you will need a strap or something to put under the bottom to pull it up with.
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Posted 22 June 2005 - 07:47 AM

I am having trouble...I am trying to use the strap to remove the agitator shaft, but I am not having any luck....can you suggest anything???

 

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 11:47 AM

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