How To Fix Crosley Washer That Won’t Agitate

If your Crosley washing machine isn’t moving during the wash cycle, it can be difficult and time-consuming hand wash your clothes. There are steps you can do to solve the issue on your own instead of seeking help from an expert or buying the new model.

We’ll discuss the most frequent reasons why your Crosley washing machine won’t spin and provide step-bystep instructions for how to fix it. We’ll address everything, including a worn drive belt to a malfunctioning lid switch. This will save you time and money. So, if you’re Crosley washing machine is not running, don’t fret and read this article to find out how to solve it.


In top loading washing machines made by Crosley, the agitator is responsible for moving the clothes through the detergent and water and is powered by the output shaft of the transmission. To ensure a snug fit, the shaft that is output is often divided into spline. The center of the plastic agitator will have a matching spine. The agitator may be made of one piece or a dual-action agitator, depending on the model. How to inspect the agitator inside the Crosley washing machine.

  1. Unplug the Crosley washing machines from power sources.
  2. To open the agitator, remove the top cover or dispenser of fabric softener, depending on the model. You can manually turn the agitator. As it is splined, there should be some resistance.
  3. To inspect the agitator more thoroughly, remove it from the appliance. The majority of agitators are held in the position with a bolt that threads into the top of the shaft. Some models include set screws located just above the base, which secures the agitator to its shaft. Others utilize an O-ring made of rubber to ensure a snug fit.
  4. You’ll require a replacement Crosley agitator If your agitator is damaged or worn on one of its components, particularly on the splines.


Agitator Directional Gears

Top loading Crosley washers that have dual-action agitators could cause the upper portion of the agitator to become detached from its bottom. Cogs with directional properties made of plastic, or “dogs”, drive the upper section of the agitator. They are susceptible to wear and tear because of heavy use. If the upper part of your agitator is turning in either direction or produce a grating sound in the washing cycle, it is possible that the directional gears require replacement. How to check the directional cogs of the Crosley washing machine

  1. Unplug the Crosley washing machine and take off the fabric softener dispenser , or top cover, based on your model.
  2. Locate your agitator cogs. You may need to remove the cap on your agitator, top, or base depending on your model for access to the cogs.
  3. Examine the cogs visually to see if there are any discolorations, wear or damage. Also, check to make sure no cogs are missing.
  4. If your cogs display any of the signs mentioned above, you’ll require a set of Crosley replacement directional cogs.


Agitator Coupler & Cap & Bolt

Some top-loading washers made by Crosley are equipped with a coupler to connect their transmission shaft and the agitator. To ensure that the transmission is in sync the drive coupler is splined inside and outside. If your Crosley washer is making a grinding sound during the wash cycle and the agitator is turning freely the drive coupling may be damaged. How to test and replace the agitator coupling on aCrosley washing-machine:

  1. Before beginning the process, unplug your Crosley washer from the power source.
  2. To get to the coupler for the agitator, you’ll have to first take off the top cover, or fabric softener dispenser, depending on the model. After that, you’ll need to remove the agitator.
  3. Unthread the bolt holding the coupler to the transmission shaft and remove it from the appliance. Check the coupler for cracks or burnt areas, wear or rusty, as well as damage.
  4. If you find any of the above problems, you’ll require an Crosley replacement coupler for agitators.


Direct Drive Motor Couple

Top load washers from Crosley use direct drive motor couplings that transfer power from the motor to transmission. The drive coupling connects the motor and the transmission and consists of 2 plastic drive forks that have a rubber coupling between them. The drive shaft is connected to one of the forks, and the other one is connected to the the transmission input shaft. When the shaft of the motor rotates the coupling of rubber between the drive forks and the transmission absorbs force to stop the forks from breaking.

The use that is normal will result in wear and tear on the coupling and eventually, the drive forks may slide and not be able to engage the clutch or transmission. One indication of a damaged motor coupling in a washing machine is that it fills and drains normally, but the unit does not spin or move. How to test the direct drive motor coupling of a Crosley washing machine:

  1. Before starting, disconnect your appliance from the mains power supply.
  2. Find and take off the motor coupling to inspect it for damage. To get it in you’ll need to open your Crosley cabinet for the washer, and you might also have to take off the drain pump or motor, depending on the model.
  3. After you’ve removed the item, check the coupling to look for indications of wear, damage cracks, cracks, etc.
  4. You’ll require a replacement direct drive motor coupling Crosley if you experience any of these signs.


Drive Belt

Top loading Crosley washers come with a belt that powers the transmission. If the machine isn’t moving as it should, then the belt may be in the wrong place. How to determine if yourCrosley washer drive belt should be replaced:

  1. After disconnecting your Crosley washer, remove the cabinet or access panel to reveal 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. Take a look at the drive belt. Look for wear, fraying or other signs of wear and tear to your drive belt.
  4. You will need a new Crosley drive belt in the event that your belt displays any of these signs.



The transmission of top-load Crosley washers converts the motor’s rotational motion into the back and forth motion needed by the agitator. Transmissions come with an input shaft that is controlled by the motor directly or through the belt. A shaft at the output drives the agitator. If your agitator drive shaft does not turn, first confirm that the input shaft being driven. The transmission could be not working properly in the event that the input shaft rotates however the agitator shaft fails to rotate. Many manufacturers do not offer internal parts and the complete transmission would be needed. Also, you should be ready to repair any tub seal that is found in the area where the shaft connects to the tub. How to inspect the transmission in a Crosley washing machine

  1. Before you perform inspections on the transmission, make sure that your problem isn’t coming from the agitator itself or any of its parts. After you have eliminated the possibility of a problem with your agitator take your washer off and remove the cabinet. Next, you need to locate the transmission.
  2. Once you’ve located the problem with the transmission Plug it back in and then run the wash cycle to ensure that the issue is resolved. A damaged transmission can make strange sounds during operation. This step is important because the internal parts of the dryer are exposed.
  3. You’ll need a new Crosley transmission if the transmission becomes noisy.


Drive Motor

Top load Crosley washers use motors to drive the transmission. Many Crosley washing machine brands utilize an inverted motor, which means that the motor rotates in one direction for agitating and in the opposite direction for draining and spinning. The motor may operate correctly in the spin direction , but it is not operating in the agitation direction. How do you test a Crosley washing-machine drive motor:

  1. Before beginning, disconnect the power source from the Crosley appliance.
  2. You must remove the cabinet from your Crosley washer in order to locate and take out the motor that drives it. You’ll need to unplug all wires connecting to the motor in order to take it off the appliance. This is done by pulling on the metal connectors, and not the wires.
  3. The multimeter must be in Rx1 mode. Examine for continuity by placing probes on the motor’s terminals. A reading should be close to or at zero.
  4. Place one probe on the terminal to test the connection to the ground. The other probe should be placed on the motor’s housing. motor. This test should not provide any results.
  5. It is necessary to replace the Crosley drive motor if your readings differ from those described above.



The drive motor is controlled using the timer lid, lid, water level and selector switches. The timer’s function is to ensure that the appropriate power is available to activate the motor in the right direction. If the drive motor of your washer does not receive electricity during the wash phase of the cycle the timer may be at fault. How to check the timer on aCrosley washing-machine using a multimeter:

  1. Similar to most repairs begin by disconnecting the Crosley washer from electricity source.
  2. Remove the control panel and the rear panel of your appliance in order to locate the timer.
  3. Take care to disconnect the wires attached to the timer, pulling on the metal connectors and not the wires themselves, and remove the timer from its washer in order to check it. 
  4. Utilizing a multi-meter with the Rx1 setting, apply the probes with the terminals that control the motor (refer to your wiring diagram) to determine if there is continuity. You should get a reading that is zero or very close to zero.
  5. If you do not receive this reading, you will need a Crosley replacement timer.


Lid Switch

A safety feature in top-load Crosley washing machines is the lid switch. The motor circuit is connected to the lid switch which is usually located under the main top. The switch must be activated in order for the motor to operate. If the lid is closed, the projection or pin on the lid pushes against the lever for the lid and shuts off the switch. If your Crosley washer does not stir and the motor isn’t running then you must check the lid switch. How to check the lid switch on the lid of a Crosley washer:

  1. Begin by unplugging the Crosley washing machine, and then take off the top panel or cabinet.
  2. Locate the switch and verify that it’s being activated as the lid is closed. If it’s not, unplug the switch in order to check it.
  3. Turn your multimeter to Rx1 and make sure you touch to the terminals with probes. Press the button, and press it. The multimeter should show an reading of zero or close to zero.
  4. You will need a replacement Crosley lid switch If the test results differ.


Selector Shift

Some models have a selector switch , which regulates the speed of the motor. If the switch is not working properly, it can stop the motor from operating. How do you test the selector switch on the Crosley washing machine using a multimeter:

  1. Unplug the Crosley washing machine prior to starting because you’ll be working with electrical components.
  2. Find and take off the switch for selecting from the Crosley appliance. It will likely be attached to the frame of your Crosley washer machine. To get inside the cabinet, it is necessary to take it out of its entirety or a portion.
  3. It is possible to test for continuity using a multimeter, using the Rx1 setting. Place the probes on the terminals and press in on the first button, the reading will change from infinity to zero. As long as the probes remain connected to the terminals, push in on a different button, the reading should return to infinity.
  4. If your test results are different from the ones above then you’ll need Crosley replacement switch for the selector.


Water Level Switch

The water level switch on a top-load Crosley washer is utilized to determine the proper water level. It also functions for power supply to the drive motor. The switch is used to shut off the valve that opens the water to lower power consumption and also supply power to the motor’s circuit. The pressure switch could be the problem if your washer does not fill and doesn’t vibrate. How to test the water level switch on the Crosley washing machine.

  1. Remove the power supply from the Crosley washer.
  2. The switch for water level can be found in the control panel behind, however it is also located in the sump below the tubs.
  3. When replacing the switch, be sure that you remove the air dome hose. Take the hose off and immerse it in water. Seal the other end, and blow air into the other and watch for bubbles. You must also look for any obstructions within the hose, and search for signs of cracks , or wear.
  4. If your air dome hose is not leaky, you may need an upgrade to the water level switch from Crosley.