Thanks for watching, this video shows how to diagnose the most common issues that will cause a dryer not to start. This video is for simple electric dryers, with a mechanical timer.
In this video we show you how to replace the agitator dogs. You may have noticed that your clothes aren’t as clean, or they are in the same position that you left them, meaning the agitator didn’t tumble them over and clean them properly. Replace the plastic agitator dogs and you should be good as new.
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This Roper washer was not agitating or spinning. There was a loud rattling coming from the bottom, if you hear this and have a similar problem, it could be your transmission coupling. In this case, our coupling had rounded itself out, along with the motor spindle, requiring a replacement of both.
If you have a GE Washer that begins the wash cycle but will not agitate, the problem could be the agitator coupling. Check to make sure that the basket spins during the drain cycle, as this indicates the motor and transmission are likely operating correctly.
If you have a front-load washer, this is something you should be aware of. Many units come with a Stainless Steel inner drum which is matted to an Aluminum support assembly, also known as a “spider.” The problem occurs when you have too much soap running in your machine over an extended period of time. The soapy solution tends to be very basic and will react with the aluminum backing plate forming corrosion much like you would find around battery terminals. Eventually the plate gets degraded like the one shown in our video and can lead to further damage inside your washer.