Fast Spin Cycle Problem
Posted 15 May 2005 - 04:33 AM
Posted 15 May 2005 - 11:23 AM
If I was on the service call, I'd let the washer fill and start tumbling, then I'd advance the timer to spin and lift the drain hose so I could gaze lovingly upon the disharge stream-- I'm looking for a stream that's the same diameter as the hose, full and strong. If it dribbles, be sure to shake it... er, I mean, there's a problem somewhere in the pump system.
Posted 15 May 2005 - 07:17 PM
Posted 16 May 2005 - 10:19 AM
Posted 16 May 2005 - 01:36 PM
Posted 16 May 2005 - 02:24 PM
a) bearing problem.
b) load balance sensor problem.
c) belt tension problem.
d) speed control board problem.
If ©, adjust it immediately (DIY no cost).
If (b), replace sensor.
If (d), follow our Grand Master.
If (a), dumb it.
Posted 17 May 2005 - 12:30 PM
a. its not a bearing problem (spin cycle does work in certain load/weight configurations),
b. the belt tension appears to be adequate (no slippage or slack noticed),
c. not a speed control sensor (speeds are consistent in all configurations)
d. THIS IS A TUB VIBRATION PROBLEM!!! The 2 upper spings holding the tub and 2 lower shocks cushioning the tub have lost their dampening characteristics. When the tub is not ideally balanced it will not fast spin. (the last 2 years my daughters have been doing their own wash and I suspect stuffing the tub to the point where the springs and shocks have been pushed beyond their limits)
Conclusuon: Replace with NEW SPRINGS AND SHOCKS , ensure adequate, but not necessarily ideal weight balance when washing and the fast spin cycle should once again engage.
Question: Does this sound reasonable, and if so, is this expensive/difficult to replace myself?
Posted 17 May 2005 - 12:49 PM
The springs should be OK.
The dampers most likey are bad and lose their damping capabilty. Are they the frictional type? May need replacing only these dampers.
Posted 17 May 2005 - 01:02 PM
Posted 17 May 2005 - 01:14 PM
You are lucky that they last till now.
Posted 17 May 2005 - 01:33 PM
Part No 406897 - Tub leveling shock absorber
Posted 17 May 2005 - 01:36 PM
Is your washer on a wooden floor? If so, the 4 years of washer use may have stressed ( fatigued ) the floor and made it flexible. When the washers suspension tries to transmit the spinning energy to the base(feet), the floor compresses and springs back. End result, much vibration and most machines will not go to highest spin speed.
If this is the case, new shocks and springs will not help. It might even be worse with the new parts.
Put a glass half full of water on the floor a couple feet in front of the machine. Run a spin cycle with a load of clothes. Watch the water during spin, if you see it moving all around your floor is weakened.
Posted 18 May 2005 - 01:54 AM
Posted 09 June 2005 - 12:54 AM
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