I thought this might be a simple motor coupling job, it wasn't. There was a humming noise from the motor and the drain pump was clear and good, the coupling was intact, and when the motor was disconnected from the pump and the coupling it ran fine. When hooked up the motor couldn't turn the basket, is it that simple that the transmission is bad? if so, is that likely not worth fixing? the machine is around 7 years old. What is the scientific way of checking for a bad tranny? there was no oil or mess in or on the unit.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:36 AM
... the motor couldn't turn the basket
in neither direction ? (Agitate / Spin)
Can you turn the Washer Coupling in either direction ?
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:03 AM
check for something caught between the basket and the outer tub.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:10 AM
Thats a great idea. Should i just pull off the tub ring in order to look down the sides? or do I need to pull out the basket?
Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:27 AM
I could only turn the washer coupling one direction, does that mean something?
Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:49 AM
CCW is agitate, CW is spin. What you really need to do is run it in spin with the cabinet removed and lid switch bypassed. Observe the clutch hub while in spin mode. If it's rotating, the gearcase is ok, but the clutch is slipping or the brake cam driver is broken. A slipping clutch can be caused by clothing between the tubs, a worn clutch or something with the basket drive. If the clutch hub is not rotating during spin mode, it's likely a gearcase issue.
Edited by fairbank56, 10 March 2013 - 09:50 AM.
Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:21 PM
remove the agittor and make sure the drive block hasn't stripped out, this causes the inner basket to drop down and bind
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:24 PM
I've had a locked motor issue from a sock in the pump. Easiest way to test that is disconnect only the pump and try to spin.
If I take out the pump and motor and still can't turn the coupling to make the basket spin by using one finger on each hand, shoving with both hands, I suspect either something jamming the inner basket, a bad transmission or maybe a locked up brake. If the brake lining comes apart sometimes the bits and pieces can get stuck in there.
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