Asked by: Tifany Plogmacher
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th March, 2020

What does the actuator do in a washer?

ANSWER John, " The actuator serves several functions. It has a synchronous motor that shifts the splutch slider and monitors the position of the splutch. It also houses a transmission speed/position optical sensor." The "splutch" is what determines if the transmission agitates or spins.

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Also know, what is an actuator in a washing machine?

Washing machine mode shift actuator. The actuator serves several functions. It has a synchronous motor that shifts the splutch cam ring and monitors the position of the splutch. It also houses a transmission speed/position optical sensor.

Beside above, how do I know if my washing machine actuator is bad? When the actuator fails there is usually and awful lot of grinding noise, and the tub and agitator operate at a slow speed, if at all. In most models, you will have an F7 -E1 or E5 error code in the display.

Keeping this in view, how does a washing machine shift actuator work?

It shifts the unit between spin and agitate. You will see if it has came off the lever post and if not, you will check and make sure it moves between agitate and spin.

What is the best washer with an agitator?

These are the best top-load agitator washers we tested ranked, in order:

  • Maytag MVWB865GC.
  • GE GTW685BSLWS.
  • Maytag MVWB765FW.
  • Maytag MVWC465HW.
  • Maytag MVWC565FW.

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