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#1 sparks325

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:20 PM

Hello GrandMaster and all,

The latest appliance is my washer.  It has been serving us well until today.

Did a load and during the final spin it vibrated severely and continued to do so until I hit the switch.

The door would not unlock unless I pulled the plug and reapplied power.  I removed the back and looked for the obvious.  Springs and shock absorbers were intact.  Belt where it should be.

I ran a short cycle and watched it. Everything seemed to be ok until the final spin, when it vibrated to the point where it appeared dangerous to let it continue.  I’m not sure but the seal doesn’t seem to be in the right place at the top of the door opening.  (although I never really inspected it that closely)

The tub makes a rubbing sound that it never made before when turned by hand.

Please help…..the laundry is piling up…..



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 04:56 PM

I ordered the rear drum and bearing assembly.  is there anything that may have caused this failure (springs, shock absorbers)

I really don't want to have to do this again any time soon



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:35 PM

A broken spin support  (spider) is probably what happened. It probably just broke at the welds.

 

Sorry to tell you, but you will also need the wash basket assembly.

 

http://www.repaircli...31618500/407854

 

Seeing that it's on backorder from Frigidaire/Electrolux, it might not even be worth trying to repair.


Edited by Scottthewolf, 13 October 2013 - 06:42 PM.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:37 AM

 Scottthewol .

Thanks for the reply!

time permitting I will disassemble the washer tonight.

I have the capability of TIG welding.  If it is the spider I may give it a shot.

Thanks Again!



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:51 AM

... A broken spin support  (spider) is probably what happened.

common problem

cause may be accelerated by the use of non-HE / or too much detergent

http://fixitnow.com/...etallic-misery/
 


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:17 PM

From the link about corrosion of the "support arms" it looks like more than a bit of welding may be in order.  Re engineering is more of what will be required.  Not to "strain my wrist while patting myself on the back" I made an impeller for my furnace from scrap aluminum and Plexiglas.  Going on two years and working fine.  I was Infuriated by the fact that the stock impeller was molded to the end of the shaft and there was no way to service the inner bearing. There are pictures on the Physics Help and answers forum under

PANAMETRIC FAN WITH HYDROCOPTIC MARSAL VANES”

Albeit , the washer tub is a bit larger, where there is a will there is a way.  I seriously dislike the planned obsolescence built in today's products. I'm fortunate to have a shop where I can re manufacture as needed.  I'll submit pictures it I decide to tackle this one........  



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:17 PM

Yes, GrandMaster and All,

The spin support "spider" was trashed. I think the only thing holding the pieces in place was the close proximity of the outer enclosure. This could be a tough one to re manufacture.  Considering the weight and speed, things have to be quite sturdy.

it looks like they cast the "aluminum" (not sure of the alloy) around the steel shaft.  this looks like a manufacturing trend. (not a good one for those of us who enjoy repairing things)  



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 04:02 PM

Ok,

I've thrown in the towel on this one.  Way too much corrosion not enough material to work with.

Any reccomendations for a decent front loader?  I've been spoiled by the ability to move the clothes from one machine to the other without standing up.  I like the low water usage and the almost dry condition from the high speed spin.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 04:15 PM

Top Load ?

 

OR

 

Front load ?

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:47 AM

Many thanks Grand Master (a donation to the beer fund is forthcoming!)

One last question. We are long overdue for a new dishwasher, we has a portable (wheels on it) and in concept worked for us (didn't loose any under counter storage space).  I know there aren't many portables left and will have to bite the bullet and mount one under the counter.  What would you suggest in this case?



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 07:44 AM

... I know there aren't many portables left

 

http://www.ajmadison...N~64 4294966330

 


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:16 AM

what is your best pick for a built in?



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:40 PM

what is your best pick for a built in?

For Dishwashers, our company would suggest a Bosch.  It's what we have in our home.


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:46 AM

Thanks micabay!

This fourum has help me and my family quite a few times.

You guys are the best!






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