Model #LA5710XPW3 WHIRLPOOL Residential Washers

  • Front Cover
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  • Tub And Basket
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  • Top And Console
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  • Drive
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  • Cabinet
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  • Water Pump
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  • Gearcase
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  • Basket Drive And Brake
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  • Water System (non-suds)
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  • Miscellaneous
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agitator LA5710XPW3 Whirlpool Automatic washer


Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

There is nothing inside the agitator on this model that would allow the agitator to ratchet one direction.  Without having additional details, I would not know if you're saying the basket will not spin or if the agitator is not moving during the agitation cycles.  The agitator must move in an arc back and forth for agitation. The agitator is bolted down to the agitate shaft. If the agitate shaft is not moving back and forth, the agitator is not going to move either.

During spin, the basket must rotate/spin in one direction. The agitator may or may not spin along with the spinning basket. The agitator will normally spin along with the spin basket due to the spin tube and basket spinning. Even when the washer was new, you would be able to hold the agitator stationary when the washer begins to spin.

If the washer is not spinning, it is likely due to a faulty wig-wag/control magnet assembly, bent plunger or a broken red wire which is attached to the spin solenoid.

I highly recommend calling a service technician to properly diagnose and repair this older belt driven washer or you may want to consider replacing the washer rather than to invest any money in it. A lot of parts are no longer available for this older belt drive washer. I added a couple of image below to reference.

 If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services.


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Joey S -
Sears Technician
November 04, 2013

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