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LG wm1832cw will not rotate

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#1 wrvdb

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:31 PM

This is my first post. Please help, family coming in tomorrow..

LG wm1832cw washer will not rotate (most of the time). Right now I have the rotor and stator off and it rotates smooth. With the motor on and trying to rotate it seems electrically locked, motor hums, but no rotation (i can use force to spin it). The brearker does not trip. Thanks in advance..

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:47 PM

update, put the motor back on. when the motor energizes to rotate, it locks up. when i manually assist it, it will rotate, but grind.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:15 PM

Update #2: how do you pull the back metal plate off (18 outer bolts removed, 5 inner bolts inplace). It is the plate that houses the bearings. I have removed the 18 outer bolts, and have tried to pry it off (lightly), but it will not come off. I assume it has a gasket, but do not see one in the diagram? (drum assembly http://www.appliance...g/wm1832cw.html

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:18 PM

<<<when the motor energizes to rotate, it locks up>>>

<<<it will rotate, but grind.>>>

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These symptoms are indicative of a failed HALL EFFECT SENSOR.

Usually the Control Panel will show an "LE" error as well.

http://www.repaircli...KW2002A/1268238
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#5 wrvdb

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:25 PM

Thought the same thing, but no error code given? What should the typical ohn reading be for a hall sensor?

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:25 PM

<<<how do you pull the back metal plate off >>>

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Do not remove the rear metal plate or the bolts---re-install them.

To replace the HALL EFFECT SENSOR...

Remove the 17mm bolt from the ROTOR

Remove the 10mm bolts which secure the STATOR ASSY (large copper windings) to the tub.

Carefully lower the STATOR ASSY and pry off the HALL EFFECT SENSOR from the *single* locking tab.

Install new HALL EFFECT SENSOR and reassemble
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#7 wrvdb

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:28 PM

I have it in hand and will replace. I just never had an error code.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:30 PM

<<<What should the typical ohn reading be for a hall sensor?>>>

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Try this first...

Have a helper look at/observe the washer stainless steel tub through the door glass.

Press and hold the SPIN SPEED and SOIL LEVEL buttons

Press the POWER button and release all three buttons

Wait until the door locks (single "click" sound)

Press the START/PAUSE button once

Is the tub rotating/tumbling and the drain motor running?

If the tub "jiggled/wobbled" momentariliy and froze---replace the HALL EFFECT SENSOR.

If the tub turns/tumbles slowly and somewhat haltingly---and the MOTOR g-r-o-w-l-s and g-r-i-n-d-s---replace the HALL EFFECT SENSOR

Edited by john63, 07 March 2012 - 12:10 AM.

To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:05 PM

Link to Part:  http://www.repaircli...Number=WM1832CW

 


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