How To Fix Blomber Washer That Won’t Agitate

If you’re Blomber washing machine is no longer agitating during the washing cycle, it could be difficult and time-consuming to wash your clothes manually. But, prior to making a call to a repairman or buying a new washing machine There are a few solutions you can try to resolve the issue at home.

In this post, we’ll guide you through the most commonly-cited causes for an appliance from Blomber that doesn’t stir and give the steps to address the issue. We’ll tackle everything from a worn drive belt to a defective lid switch. This will help you save time and money. So, if your Blomber washing machine isn’t agitating, don’t despair take a look at this article to discover how to solve it.



In top loading washing machines from Blomber, the agitator is responsible for moving clothes through the detergent and water and is driven by the shaft that is the output of the transmission. In order to ensure a tight fit, the output shaft is usually bent. The center of the plastic agitator is an identical spine. The agitator could be an all-in-one unit or a dual-action one, depending on the brand. How to inspect a Blomber washing machine’s agitator:

  1. Disconnect the Blomber washing machines from the power source.
  2. Remove the fabric softener dispenser or the top cover, based on your model, so that you can access the agitator. Attempt to manually turn the agitator. If it is splined you may experience some resistance.
  3. To look at the agitator more precisely, take it out of the appliance. The bolt that threads onto the on top of the transmission shaft will hold most agitators securely. Certain models feature an upper screw that is located above the base to secure the agitator to its shaft. Other models utilize a rubber O ring to ensure a tight fit.
  4. If your agitator has damaged or worn on any of its parts, particularly on the splines, or if you experience little to no resistance in turning it manually, you’ll require Blomber replacement agitator.


Agitator Directional Gears

Top loading Blomber washers that have an agitator with dual-action may cause the upper section of the agitator’s to be disengaged from its bottom. Cogs with directional properties made of plastic or “dogs” operate the upper section of the agitator. They are susceptible to wear and tear due to heavy use. The directional cogs could wear out if they are in the upper part of the washing machine’s agitator does not turn in the desired direction or if it makes a loud noise during the wash cycle. How to check the directional cogs in the Blomber washing machine

  1. Unplug the Blomber washing machine and remove the dispenser of fabric softener or top cover, based on your model.
  2. Locate your agitator cogs. You might need to take off the cap of the agitator, the top or base depending on the model for access to the cogs.
  3. Take a look at the cogs and see if there are any marks, wear or damages. Also, make sure there aren’t any missing cogs.
  4. You will need replacement cogs for directional use from Blomber if your cogs show any of the above symptoms.


Agitator Coupler & Cap & Bolt

Some models of top loading Blomber washers use a coupler between the shaft for transmission and the agitator. To ensure that the transmission is in sync the drive coupler must be splined inside and outside. If your Blomber washing machine has a groaning sound in the wash cycle and the agitator is turning freely the drive coupling might be damaged. How to examine the agitator coupler on a Blomber washer:

  1. Before starting the inspection, shut off your Blomber washer.
  2. In order to access the agitator coupler, you must first remove the fabric softener dispenser or top cover, based on the model you have, and you’ll need to take off the agitator.
  3. Unthread the bolt that holds the coupler onto the shaft of transmission and take it off the appliance. Check the coupler for signs of cracking, damage to the rust or burns or wear.
  4. You’ll require Blomber replacement coupler when you experience any of these issues.


Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Some top load Blomber washers use direct drive motor coupling that transfers energy from the motor to the transmission. The drive coupling connects the motor to the transmission. It is comprised of 2 plastic drive forks and a rubber coupling between them. The drive shaft is connected to one of the forks while the second one is attached to the the transmission input shaft. As the motor shaft turns the rubber coupling that connects the drive forks absorbs the force to stop the forks from breaking.

The normal use of the forks will result in wear on the coupling. Eventually the drive forks could slip and fail to connect with the transmission or clutch. One sign of a failing motor coupling in a Blomber washer machine is that it fills and drains normally, but doesn’t spin or agitate. How to check the direct drive motor coupling on the Blomber washing machine:

  1. Before you begin, disconnect your appliance from the power source.
  2. To check the coupling of your motor, locate the coupling and pull it out. You will need to open the Blomber refrigerator to access it. Depending on your model you may also have to take out the drain pump or motor.
  3. Once you have removed the item, examine your coupling to look for indications of damage, wear cracks, etc.
  4. You will need a replacement direct drive motor coupling Blomber if you experience any of these symptoms.


Drive Belt

Top loading Blomber washers are fitted with belts that drive the transmission. The belt could be to blame if the machine isn’t moving. How to determine if the drive belt in the Blomber washing machine requires replacing:

  1. Unplug your Blomber washer and take off the cabinet or access panel to locate the drive belt.
  2. The drive belt will be connected to the drive motor and can be removed by disconnecting the clamps which hold it in place.
  3. Visually inspect the drive belt. You’re looking for indications of wear, tear, burning, or fraying.
  4. If your belt shows any of these symptoms as described above, you need a Blomber replacement drive belt.



The transmission of top-load Blomber washer transforms the motor’s motion to the back and forth motion needed by the agitator. The transmission has an input shaft which is driven by the motor directly or via a belt, as well as an output shaft to drive the agitator. It is important to ensure that the motor’s drive shaft for agitation is functioning in a proper manner before replacing it. The transmission may be not working properly If the input shaft spins however the agitator shaft isn’t able to rotate.

The majority of manufacturers don’t offer the internal components needed to complete a transmission. Also, you should be ready to repair any tub seal at the point near the point where the shaft is inserted into the tub. How to inspect the transmission of Blomber washing machine: Before you conduct inspections on your transmission, make sure that your problem isn’t coming from the agitator or any of its parts. If you’ve eliminated the agitator’s part, then unplug your washer,

  1. Unhook the cabinet and locate the transmission. 
  2. After you’ve found the transmission, plug it back in and then run the wash cycle to verify that the issue is resolved. You will hear strange sounds in the event that the transmission is defective. This is crucial since the internal components of the dryer are exposed.
  3. If the transmission is noisy during this test, you need a Blomber replacement transmission.


Drive Motor

All top load washers manufactured by Blomber utilize motors to drive the motor to create agitation. Blomber washers are equipped with a reversing motor. This means that the motor turns in one way for spinning and draining , and in the other direction for agitating. The motor may operate correctly in the spin direction , but it is not operating in the agitation direction. What is the procedure to check the drive motor within aBlomber washing machine

  1. Before you begin, shut off the power source to the Blomber appliance.
  2. You must remove the cabinet from the Blomber washer in order to find and remove the motor that drives it. It is essential to disconnect the wires that connect to the motor to disconnect it from the appliance. Do this by pulling the metal connectors and not the wires.
  3. Set your multi-meter to the Rx1 setting. Put the probes at the motor’s terminals to verify continuity. It should give a reading of zero or nearly zero.
  4. To test the connection to ground test the ground connection, place one probe on the terminal and put another one in the housing made of metal on the drive motor. The test will not give you any readings.
  5. If your readings do not match those mentioned above, you need an Blomber replacement drive motor.



The drive motor is controlled by the timer lid switch, level switch and sometimes the selector switch. The job of the timer is to supply the proper amount of power needed to turn the motor on in the correct direction. If the motor that drives your washing machine isn’t receiving electricity during the wash phase of the cycle the timer might be the cause. How do you check the timer on the Blomber washing machine with a multimeter:

  1. As with most repairs, begin by disconnecting your Blomber washer from electrical source.
  2. To find the timer, take off the control panel of your appliance as well as the back panel.
  3. For testing the washer, pull the connectors that aren’t metal and disconnect the wires from the timer.
  4. To test continuity, use a multimeter and the Rx1 setting. You should receive a reading of zero or nearly zero.
  5. If you don’t get this reading, you will need an Blomber replacement timer.


Lid switch

The lid switch is a safety feature on top-load Blomber washing machines. The lid switch is usually located below the main top. It is in series with the motor circuit. It has to be activated for the motor to operate. A projection or pin that is located on the lid pushes against and closes the lever of the lid when it is closed.

The lid switch needs to be checked if your Blomber washer does not agitate or the motor doesn’t have any energy. How to check the lid switch on a Blomber washer:

  1. Begin by disconnecting the Blomber washer, then pull out the top panel.
  2. Locate the switch and verify that it’s being activated when the lid is shut. To determine if it’s taking the switch out.
  3. Set your multimeter on Rx1 and make sure you touch the terminals using the probes. Press the button, and press it. The multi-meter should display the reading as zero or near zero.
  4. If your test yields different results, you will need Blomber replacement lid switch.


Selector Switch

The selector switch is used in certain models to control the speed of the motor that drives it. If the switch is not working properly, it can stop the motor from operating. How do you test the selector switch on the Blomber washing machine using a multimeter:

  1. Before you begin making use of electrical components, unplug your Blomber washer.
  2. Locate the selector switch on your Blomber appliance and pull it off. It’s likely to be connected to the frame of your Blomber washer machine. To get inside the cabinet, you’ll have to pull the entire cabinet or just a small portion.
  3. Utilizing a multi-meter with the Rx1 setting, you are going test one button at a time for continuity. Place the probes on the terminals and press the first button. The reading should change from infinity to zero. While the probes are connected to the terminals, press in another button, and the reading should change back to infinity.
  4. If the results of your test differ from those above, you will need a Blomber alternative selector switch.


Water Level Switch

The water level switch on a top load Blomber washer used to choose the right water level. The switch can also be used as a source of power for the drive motor. It shuts off the water inlet valve to lower power consumption and also supply power to the drive motor circuit. The pressure switch may be the cause if your washer doesn’t fill up and does not shake. Test the water level switch of the Blomber washing machine:

  1. Remove the power supply from the Blomber washer.
  2. The switch for water level is usually located behind the control panel , but may also be located in the sump below the tubs.
  3. Before replacing the switch, take care to eliminate the air dome hose as the problem. Submerge the hose in water and close it. Then , blow air into one end and examine for bubbles. It is also important to look for any obstructions within the hose and look for indications of cracks or wearing.
  4. If there is no issue in the air dome hose, you may need an Blomber replacement water level switch.