Cabrio Washer won't balance
Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:30 PM
Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:09 PM
The repair is to replace the outer tub and inner basket. You can clean the shaft up and lubricate it, but this is a temporary repair and will last 6 months at most.
The suspicion is that this issue is usually found on units where the customer is NOT using HE detergent. This causes the scum buildup which eventually messes up the shaft.
Edited by Strathy, 17 February 2011 - 09:10 PM.
Servicing Southern Manitoba, Canada
Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:12 PM
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:37 PM
Every time the problem was water infiltration into the flotation chamber at
the bottom of the inner tub.
If you can get the inner tub out , hold it by the top & try to gently swirl the water in the balance ring.
If it has water in the bottom chamber you can not even hold on to it!
This may sound crazy but I could not believe it either.
As Strathy & Samurai said it is caused by non HE detergent use.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 03:38 PM
Posted 08 October 2011 - 03:54 PM
Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:10 PM
Posted 08 October 2011 - 10:44 PM
The floatation chamber is the empty spaces under the plastic base of the basket. Air is captured there when the tub fills, causing the basket to float upwards to disengage from the drive cog so the wash plate can oscillate separately. The automatic water level sensing function is also related to the basket floating. If the basket base is damaged such that the floatation chamber can't hold air, then the basket won't float, the machine can't sense the required fill level and can't agitate.
There are BALANCE RINGS integral to the top and bottom of the basket that are approximately half-filled with water. The water is *supposed* to be there. It didn't "infiltrate" into the chambers, they are factory-sealed with the water already filled. DO NOT drill holes to drain them, the machine WILL NOT spin properly if the balance rings leak or are purposely drilled/drained. The water serves as a gyroscopic balance effect during spin.
Fisher & Paykel washers that use the same basket and drive design state in the service docs that the basket must be within a specific weight range per the water in the balance rings ... weighing the basket is one way to determine if the ballast water has leaked out ... the basket must be replaced if it has leaked. I've not seen a stated basket weight for Cabrio/Oasis/Bravos units, but the same concept surely applies.
Posted 09 October 2011 - 01:35 AM
P/M'd the service document (8178583)
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:27 AM
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:35 PM
In one case I found that the inner tub was loose from the base plate of the tub,causing the tub to go off center,it is crimped at the factory,the teltale sign was wear at the point where the ss sides meet the base,the tub could be slid to the side 3/8 of an inch.hope this helps.drbrokurt
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