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Frigidaire FEZ831AS1 stack laundry: washer has no brakes!

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I am working on a frigidaire combo washer/dryer Model: FEZ831AS1

There no longer is a brake on the drum. So when it gets done with the spin cycle it spins for a long time as it slowly slows down.

The real problem is as it agitates the agitator goes one direction and the basket spins the other. So the clothes never agitate they just spin with the basket. I can hold the basket it place and then it washes as it should the clothes get sucked down into the water. What is the problem? Is it in the transmission or is there a seperate piece. Looking at the parts break down I couldn't tell.

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this machine doesn"t have brakes...it coasts to a stop. that the reason it has a lid lock. yes you have a bad transmission. If your going to tackle this repair you should replace the spin bearing and seal as well.

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Parts links for...

- tub seal

- transmission

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So what part is broken in the transmission? The breakdown for fez831as1 only shows a complete transmission but you can look up a different model, say MWS445RES0 and it has a breakdown for the transmission. I would like to repair this transmission rather than replace the whole thing. I have taken the one that I have apart and nothing looks broken. I guess that it could be a thrust washer or something but as for the gears, they seems fine.

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Failure of the sprague clutch, or one-way bearing located on the lower transmission housing causes the problem you describe. There is a large spring above the bearing that looks like a slinky - it may be broken. Removal and reinstallation of that lower bearing is nearly impossible, replacement tranny's have a different spring which is incorporated into the bearing. Good luck if you attempt this repair, I tried it once, but after torching and beating the unit apart - I decided never to try that again. Be sure to replace that tub seal and bearing when you reassemble.

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At some point in the past they sold the " one way " bearing block because I have a couple new in the box.

When did they do this & when did they stop?

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<<<At some point in the past they sold the " one way " bearing block because I have a couple new in the box.

When did they do this & when did they stop?>>>

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One of Electrolux/Frigidaire's countless cost-reduction measures (lower production cost).

Occurred around Y2000.

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So, I replaced the transmission. It was a nice learing experience but, I guess I didn't explain my problem very well as the new transmission is acting the same as the old. I am now figuring this is how they are supposed to work. This is what is and was happening and you tell me if it is normal. The agitator agitates in a CW direction and the tub moves CCW. So, each time the agitator agitates and goes CW the tub will go CCW it doesn't constantly spin it starts and stops at the same rate the agitator moves CW. The only reason why I worried about it was I was able to just hold the tub in place with my hand. It also didn't seem to wash very efficiently because the clothes seemed to just move around the basket and not get sucked down into the water by the agitator but when I held the tub in place they would get sucked in. Any questions?

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Yes the Tub moving in spurts is part of the wash action

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... I guess I didn't explain my problem very well

you could have posted a YouTube video ... :confused:

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