Your Electrolux washer makes life so much easier with its consistent, reliable performance, keeping you supplied with fresh, clean clothes. Every now and then, however, your washer may stop agitating or spinning. If this occurs, some simple troubleshooting may help you figure out what the problem is and how to solve it.
Your top-loading washing machine's agitator is one of the key washer parts in your appliance. The largest plastic piece in the center of the drum, it moves back and forth to help clean the clothes. If it becomes damaged or broken, or if it stops ratcheting back and forth properly, you need to replace it.
Ratcheting problems with the agitator can also be caused by broken agitator dogs. The agitator dogs are small plastic pieces that interact with the gear teeth to ratchet the agitator. If you spot the top of the agitator spinning freely instead of ratcheting back and forth, chances are you need to replace the agitator dogs. Seek washer repair help from Sears PartsDirect to find exactly the parts you need.
In a top-loading washer, the lid must be completely closed for the washer to spin or agitate. If your lid is closing but the spinning and agitating action is not happening, the problem could rest with the washer lid switch. If it doesn't detect that the lid is properly closed, it sends a message that keeps the machine from working properly. When this occurs, replace the washer lid switch.
Sears PartsDirect carries a wide selection of Electrolux washer parts to help you keep your washing machine in top-notch condition. If your washer isn't agitating correctly, choose your model from the list above, click the chat button, or call 1-800-252-1698.