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I have a Whirlpool Model WT W6600SW2 top loader. I get the…

I have a Whirlpool...

I have a Whirlpool Model WT W6600SW2 top loader. I get the unbalanced code with every setting and the washer stops. What's wrong?

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

Probably about 8-10 years. The type is 580, ss#CU3872121

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Probably not-but whats wrong?

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Not that I can think of

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There is a nut on the bottom of the basket that is most likely the issue. The nut allows the basket to disengage from the motor so that the agitator can rotate independently from the basket. If the basket does not float then when it tries to agitate the whole basket will turn back and forth at the same speed as the agitator and this will cause the OL/UL error code. You would need technical skills to disassemble and reassemble the basket assembly. There is usually corrosion on the nut that causes this issue.
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