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Member Since 26 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Dec 23 2014 11:01 PM

#303625 Whirlpool WTW4950XW1 Sensing Load No Wash

Posted by nickfixit on 19 September 2014 - 05:54 AM

Also, check to see if the nut on the drive pulley has worked loose. Otherwise, learn to use the diagnostics on this machine to troubleshoot problems. 

#303624 Whirlpool Duet Sport WFW8300SW01

Posted by nickfixit on 19 September 2014 - 05:51 AM

You might have a coin stuck in the drain hose or something stuck in the hose/check-ball at the tub outlet. The stuck coin can drive you nuts because it can turn open or closed like the carburetor choke. 

#303275 Maytag MAV6057AWW losing oil.. How do I replace and which oil?

Posted by nickfixit on 13 September 2014 - 09:47 PM

  • I can't see why someone would spend that much to fix that washer, it's not a good idea. Be warned, you can expect to snap off 1 or more of the bolts that hold the basket to the hub. The only time we do this repair is when they have a service plan, never as a collect call.

If you've done a few hundred and have the tools, it's not too bad a job. Without the tools and any prior first hand experience, you may find it quite the pain in the ass. Use a marker and mark the orientation of every part you take off, it's easy to end up with something turned the wrong way.



#303266 WTW4950 SPIN ISSUE

Posted by nickfixit on 13 September 2014 - 07:30 PM

Any error codes? Is the wash plate loose or the trans drive pulley. The basket may become loose from the drive tube, sometimes the basket is destroyed along with the trans shaft. Did you do the basket speed sensor test while in diagnostics?

#303265 Whirlpool washer WFW94HEXW2

Posted by nickfixit on 13 September 2014 - 07:25 PM

Check to see if your pump has a bunch of junk inside slowing down the rate of pump out. Also make sure unit is level and has equal weight on all four feet. Plus, make sure your drain hose is not under water and siphoning water back into the machine.

#303264 whirlpool lsq8500JQq2 washer fills but wont agitate or spin

Posted by nickfixit on 13 September 2014 - 07:22 PM

Follow electro-doc's idea. Get the new switch and just hard wire with crimp-ons or wire nuts.

#301233 Whirlpool stacked washer/dryer LTE5243DQ8. Heating element won't shut dow...

Posted by nickfixit on 17 August 2014 - 09:32 PM

I would check the AC cord hook up. With 3 wire and 4 wire installs, I find many errors.

#298868 Maytag MGDC200XW0 Dryer Keeps Blowing Thermal Fuses

Posted by nickfixit on 17 July 2014 - 05:50 AM

There is a service flash on some Whirlpool built dryers to replace the burner tube. All they really did was drill an extra hole so your tube was rotated slightly to lower the position of the TCO. I've put a few in with good results, along with new TCO and thermostat. 

#297720 gvw9959kq2

Posted by nickfixit on 01 July 2014 - 08:33 PM

Just my opinion... Parts are getting real expensive for these, some are no longer available. Do you really want to sink time and money into something that many professionals consider the worst washing machine ever built? 

#297510 The Revenge of the Maytag Washers

Posted by nickfixit on 29 June 2014 - 12:47 PM

One good thing about the old Whirlpool belt drive washers and the Whirlpool direct drive washers is that the gearcase remained stationary during the spin cycle and they didn't eat tub seals and tub bearings.

 I always thought the spinning transmission was strange. I never liked any of the Maytags, even the Dependable Care. I thought the old belt-drive Whirlpool was a better washer..

#297430 WF448AAP/XAC, drain error

Posted by nickfixit on 27 June 2014 - 08:08 PM

search long and hard for a coin caught in one of the drain hoses or connectors. Lot's of guys have ordered motors only to find it still doesn't drain. A coin gets hung up and acts like the choke on a carburetor, it can vary positions from open to closed and drive you nuts.

#297182 LG wm2077cw LE error

Posted by nickfixit on 25 June 2014 - 05:17 AM

Start with the harness and hall sensor, save yourself some grief.

#297162 LG wm2077cw LE error

Posted by nickfixit on 24 June 2014 - 08:19 PM

It's likely there is a problem with the harness segment that feeds the motor and hall sensor. Order this before you start with the real expensive stuff. If you plan on servicing these, you'll want that harness as truck stock.

#297161 WFW9250WW00 -- clothes not ready for dryer -- bear trap

Posted by nickfixit on 24 June 2014 - 08:11 PM

She can't do mixed loads like that. The machine will sense the out-of-balance condition and try to rebalance the load. When it fails to rebalance, it will finish without going into high speed spin. Mixed loads will also shorten the life of the basket bearings and tub support.

#296199 WTW5601XW3 F8E3 and F3E1 error codes. Won't start any cycle.

Posted by nickfixit on 12 June 2014 - 05:05 AM

It's easier to just pull the basket with a lager item. The constantly running pump is a dead giveaway something is blocking the pump.

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