How To Fix Haier Washer That Won’t Agitate

If your Haier washing machine is no longer agitating during the washing cycle, it could be stressful and exhausting to have to wash your clothes manually. But, prior to getting a repairman in or the new machine there are a few ways to troubleshoot to resolve the issue at home.

In this post, we’ll go over the most commonly-cited causes for a Haier machine that won’t agitate and provide step-by-step instructions on how to fix the issue. We’ll address every aspect, starting from a worn drive belt to a malfunctioning lid switch. This will help you save time and money. If your Haier washer doesn’t seem to be agitating it’s not a problem. We can help fix it.



In top loading washing machines from Haier, the agitator is responsible for moving clothes through the detergent and water and is driven by the output shaft of the transmission. The output shaft is generally split, and the central part of the plastic agitator is fitted with an identical spline, which ensures an ideal fit. The agitator is single-piece or a dual-action one, depending on the model. How to check the condition of a Haier washing machine agitator

  1. Remove the Haier washing machines from the source of power.
  2. To get to the agitator, remove the top cover or dispenser for fabric softener, based on the type of model. Try to manually turn the agitator. If it is splined you will feel some resistance. 
  3. To inspect the agitator more carefully, take it off the appliance. The bolt that threads into top of transmission shaft keeps most agitators in place. Some models include a set screw just above the base which connects the motor to its shaft. Other models utilize an O ring made of rubber that helps ensure a secure fit.
  4. If your agitator is damaged or worn out in any way especially on the splines, or you feel little or no resistance when turning it manually, you’ll require a Haier replacement agitator.


Agitator Directional Cogs:

On top loading Haier washers that use an agitator with dual actions, it’s possible for the upper portion of the agitator be separated from the lower portion. The upper section is controlled by directional cogs or “dogs” that are made from hard plastic, and they can wear out from hard use. The directional cogs can wear out if they are in the upper part of the machine’s agitator is not turning in the desired direction or making a noise during the wash cycle. How to check the directional cogs in a Haier washer:

  1. According to the model, disconnect your Haier washer and then take it out of the fabric softener dispenser.
  2. Locate your agitator cogs. You may have to take off the cap on your agitator, top, or base depending on the model to get access to the cogs.
  3. Check the cogs’ appearance for wear, discoloration or damages. You must also determine if any of the cogs are missing.
  4. You’ll require replacement directional cogs by Haier in the event that your cogs display any of these symptoms.


Agitator Coupler & Cap & Bolt

Some top-loading washers made by Haier come with a coupler that connects their transmission shaft and the agitator. The drive coupler is splined from the inside, to match the transmission, and splined on the outside to match the agitator. If your Haier washer has a groaning sound when it is in the wash cycle, and the agitator rotates freely, the drive coupling might be damaged. How to inspect the agitator coupling in a Haier washer:

  1. Before starting the inspection, shut off your Haier washer.
  2. In order to get access to the coupler that connects the agitator to the agitator, must first take off the fabric softener dispenser , or top cover, depending on your model. Then, it is then necessary to take off the agitator.
  3. Unthread the bolt which holds the coupler onto the shaft of transmission and take it off the appliance. Examine the coupler to determine if it is cracked or burnt areas, wear damaged, rust, or damage.
  4. It is recommended to purchase Haier replacement coupler when you experience any of these issues.


Direct Drive Motor Couple

Top load washers from Haier use direct drive motor couplings that transfer power from motor to transmission. The drive coupling connects the motor and the transmission and consists of two plastic drive forks with a rubber coupling in between them. One drive fork is attached to the drive motor shaft , and the other one is connected to the transmission’s input shaft. The rubber coupling between the drive forks absorbs torque from the motor shaft rotating to prevent the forks from breaking. N

ormal use will create wear on the coupling and eventually the drive forks could slip and not engage the clutch and transmission. A sign of a failed motor coupling on a Haier washing machine is that it fills and drains as normal, but it doesn’t spin or agitate. How to check the motor coupling of aHaier washing machine:

  1. Before starting, disconnect the appliance from the mains power source.
  2. To check the motor coupling, locate the coupling and pull it out. To gain access to it you’ll need to open your Haier washing machine’s cabinet. you might also have to take off the drain pump or motor depending on the model.
  3. Once you have removed it examine your coupling for any signs or damage, cracks or wear.
  4. If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, you will need a Haier direct drive motor replacement coupling.


Drive Belt:

Top loading Haier washers have a belt that powers the transmission. If the washing machine stops agitating, then the belt may be in the wrong place. How to determine if the drive belt in a Haier washer needs replacement:

  1. Unplug your Haier washer and then take it off the cabinet or access panel to find the drive belt.
  2. The drive belt is connected to the drive motor and is removed by removing the clamps that hold it in the position.
  3. Examine the drive belt visually. Look for evidence of wear, damage, fraying, or burning.
  4. If your belt displays any of the symptoms described above, you’ll need a Haier replacement drive belt.



The transmission of top-load Haier washer transforms the motor’s motion to the back and forth motion required by the agitator. The transmission comes with an input shaft that is controlled by the motor directly or via belt, as well as an output shaft to drive the agitator. If your drive shaft for the agitator does not rotate, then first check that the input shaft being driven. If the shaft that drives it is turning but the agitator shaft does not move it is the transmission that is not working properly.

Most manufacturers do not supply the internal components to complete a transmission. It is essential to be able to repair the tub seal at the point where the shaft enters into the tub. How to examine the transmission ofHaier washing machines:

  1. Before inspecting your transmission be sure the problem isn’t due to the agitator itself or any other component. If you’ve eliminated the agitator’s part, then unplug your washer, remove the cabinet, then locate the transmission.
  2. Once you’ve located the transmission then plug it back in and run the wash cycle to confirm that the issue has been resolved. A malfunctioning transmission could cause strange sounds during operation. Be careful when performing this task as the internal parts of your dryer will be exposed.
  3. If your transmission is noisy in this test, you need a Haier replacement transmission.


Drive Motor:

All top load Haier washers use motors to drive the transmission for agitating. Haier washers have a reverse motor. This means that the motor rotates in one direction to spin as well as draining and in opposite direction to agitate. Motors might work in the spin direction but not in the direction of agitation. How do you test a Haier washing-machine drive motor:

  1. Before you begin, shut off the power source from the Haier appliance.
  2. Remove the cabinet of your Haier washer to locate and take out the motor that drives it. To remove the motor from your appliance, you’ll have to pull on the connectors , not the wires.
  3. The multimeter must be set to Rx1 mode. Set the probes on the terminals of your motor to test for continuity. It should give a reading of zero or close to zero.
  4. Place one probe onto the terminal to check the connection to ground. The second probe should be placed on the housing of the drive motor. This test should not reveal any data.
  5. You’ll require a new Haier drive motor in the event that your readings are different from the ones described above.



The drive motor is controlled with the timer, lid, water level and selector switches. The timer’s function is to ensure that the appropriate power is available to turn on the motor in the proper direction. If the drive motor on your machine does not get power during the wash portion of the cycle, then the timer may be at fault. How do you check the timer on the Haier washing machine with a multimeter

  1. Like most repairs, disconnect your Haier washer’s power source.
  2. Take off the control panel as well as the back panel of your appliance in order to locate the timer.
  3. Take care to disconnect the wires attached to the timer, pulling the connectors made of metal and not the wires themselves and then remove the timer from the washer to check it.
  4. For testing continuity, use a multimeter and the Rx1 setting. The reading should read or near zero.
  5. If you do not get this reading, you will need a Haier replacement timer.


Lid switch:

The lid switch is a safety feature that is available on top-loading Haier washing machines. The lid switch is usually located beneath the main top. It is in series with the motor circuit. It has to be switched on in order for the motor to operate. When the lid is shut, an extension or pin on the lid presses against the lid switch lever and closes the switch. The lid switch needs to be examined if the Haier washer does not agitate or the motor isn’t getting any power. How to check the switch that controls the lid on a Haier washer:

  1. Start by disconnecting the Haier washing machine, and remove the top cabinet or panel.
  2. Find the switch and be sure it’s activated when you close the lid. If it is, remove the switch in order to check it.
  3. Switch your multimeter to Rx1 and make sure you touch to the terminals with probes. Press the button and hold it down. The multimeter should show the reading as zero or near zero.
  4. If you find that your test gives different results, you’ll require a Haier replacement lid switch.


Selector Switch:

The selector switch is used on some models to control the speed of the motor that drives it. The motor may not be able to start in the event that the switch is damaged. What you can do to check the selector switch in the Haier washing machine with a multi-meter

  1. Unplug your Haier washing machine prior to beginning as you’ll be handling electrical components.
  2. Find the switch that controls the selector on your Haier appliance and take the switch off. It will likely be attached to the frame of the frame of your Haier washer. You will need to remove all or a part of your cabinet to reach it.
  3. It is possible to test for continuity using a multimeter using the Rx1 setting. Connect the probes to the terminals and press the first button, the reading should shift from infinity to zero. Make sure the probes are connected to terminals, then press a second button. The reading will return to zero.
  4. You will need a replacement Haier selector switch when the results of your tests differ from those listed above.


Water Level Switch: The water level switch is found on top-load Haier washers . It allows you to choose the proper water level. This switch also provides power to the drive motor. The switch shuts off the valve for water inlet to lower power consumption and supply power to the motor’s circuit. The pressure switch might be the problem if your washer is not filled and does not vibrate. Test the water level switch on theHaier washing machine.

  1. Disconnect your Haier washing machine from power sources.
  2. The switch for water level may be found usually in the control panel however it is also located below the tubs in the sump area.
  3. Before changing the switch, you must first take care to eliminate the air dome hose as the cause. In the water, submerge the hose and cover it with a seal. Next, blow air at one end and examine for bubbles. Also, look for obstructions in the hose, and search for signs of cracks or wear. 
  4. If the air dome hose isn’t flowing, you might require a new water level switch from Haier.